Minolta SRT303b Camera with Lens
Minolta SRT303b in fully working and refurbished condition. Meter working and accurate and supplied with the correct kit lens for this camera – a beautiful clean and fully functional Rokkor MCX PF 55mm f1.7 (serial 4268646).
The Rokkor lens with this is in perfect condition, few of them are as they can suffer fungus and due to the very soft interior coatings are almost impossible to clean.
The lens has a beautiful smooth focus, snappy aperture and is overall very clean.
The camera and lens have been fully tested with film and results are shown in the gallery.
Camera is fully working and clean with brand new light seals and mirror bumper it does show some signs of age related wear including a few small bumps to its top and bottom covers.
Supplied complete with its original lens cap and a skylight filter to protect the lens.
All metal and truly beautiful clean camera from the Golden Age of Japanese film.
This camera will require a battery adaptor to operate correctly, please read our article on Classic Camera Batteries for full information.
Fully manual SLR manufactured between 1975 and 1980. The SRT303b was the pinnacle of the SRT development which started with the SRT101 in 1966. The SRT303b is also known as the SRT202, SR505 and SR505s in different markets.
The SRT303b features a split screen and micro prism focusing screen and a film safe indicator which indicates whether the film has been loaded correctly and also indicates that film transport is working. NOTE: If you don’t load the film as described in the manual for this camera you may find the film safe indicator does not operate correctly.
The SRT303b has no mirror lock up function unlike the earlier SRT303 as this was replaced by the film safe indicator and the film memo holder on the back of the door. The light meter is simplicity itself and uses a matched needle type. A very nice camera to shoot with for those who want a fully manual camera.
The only electronics are for the light meter which can be powered using a 675 hearing aid battery and an adaptor. Users should remember to turn the camera off after use as otherwise it will drain the battery. The Minolta SRT series comes from an aged when people were expected to use their noodle rather than rely on electronics. For details on batteries and adapters check our guide to powering classic cameras.
Camera and lens cleaned throughout, camera wind mechanism lubricated with appropriate materials. Degraded light seal and mirror buffer removed and replaced with new high quality professional camera foam.
Mirror, viewfinder and focus screen cleaned of debris and dirt and viewfinder now presents a clean and bright image. A few small specks are visible in keeping with the cameras age.
Metering system repaired and now fully operational and accurate within the limits of its original design.
Film safe indicator repaired
Deep cleaning throughout and UV treatment to ensure long term fungal kill in both lens and camera.
Shutter tested with Phocron XA Tester.
Please be aware that the cameras and lenses for sale can be up to 50 years old. They have been serviced and/or checked and are always as good as they can be made, but please don’t expect them to be flawless as if they were made yesterday.
All lenses of this age exhibit some small particles of dust and coatings are not up to modern standards. Cameras will exhibit some wear signs and likewise may have small dust specks in their viewfinders or focus screens. These do not affect the picture in any way.
ANY problems or issues will be described in the main text which you are advised to read carefully.If you are unfamiliar with film cameras we suggest you do some online research and read the manuals which are freely available from online resources.
We are enthusiastic film fans and spend our time hunting cameras and lenses that have been or are being unloved. We then spend hours to bring them back to fully working and clean condition, ready for a new lease of life with you We always change the film seals, give the camera a clean/service and make sure its fully working before we sell it on to you.
Most lenses are cleaned, re-lubricated and all of their functions checked prior to sale so you know they will work, full details will always be in the text. All items are packed safely for transit using proper packing material NOT something the cat was sick in.Having been stung both on eBay and by dealers alike who often know very little about film cameras we decided to offer people a chance to experience film using a camera that will last for many years and which we can say for sure works reliably
Mel & Claire