The Minolta XE-5 is the one year younger, less advanced sibling of the Minolta XE 35mm SLR cameras; introduced in 1975. It was not sold on the Japanese home market. This too has fixed finder and the vertical running metal blade shutter, as well as the bright viewfinder with the convenient exposure meter scale to the right, for either manual or automatic operation. However, the double exposure facility has gone, as has a few other minor details. The on/off switch is at the rear, but the film advance indicator is gone. The traditional hot-shoe is at the top of the finder, while the finder shutter deleted. The prism housing is all black. The MC Rokkor-X PF 1:1.7 f=50mm is the standard lens.
The camera and the MD Rokkor 28mm f3.5 lens
Cosmetic: Great condition, with few signs of use.
Optical: Viewfinder clean. Lens clean with no haze/fungus/scratches.
Mechanical: All shutter speeds are accurate and all mechanical functions are working perfectly.