Minolta XD-7

About two years ago, I acquired a Minolta XD-7 (black one with new Minolta logo, quite rare) along with some great primes (MD 28mm 1:2.8, MD 50mm 1:1,4 – both MD-III versions). The MD system, especially the XD series, still is magical to me. I made my first steps in photography with my father’s XD-5 more than 20 years ago, and my first camera ever was (and still is!) my beloved X-300s. Another XD-5 started my re-entry into photography in, I think, beginning of 2008 – I also bought the outstanding MD 85mm 1:2 (MD-III again) for a ridiculously low price back then.
These three tiny (and optically superb) primes, paired with the beautiful XD-7, now make up my smallest and lightest camera system, great for holidays with the family.

Have a look at the vivid, bright colours Portra 400 delivers – especially when processed and scanned properly. My preferred lab MeinFilmLab.de again delivered outstanding quality here.

Autumn Approaching

Minolta XD-7, MD 50mm 1:1.4 (MD-III), Portra 400 (development and scan by meinfilmlab.de).


Minolta XD-7, MD 85mm 1:2 (MD-III), Tri-X (self-developed in XTOL 1:1), scan from negative.


Shots from my first short hike with my new EOS 6D. This one was mainly purchased for family shots, but I have to say that I am quite impressed by the image quality it delivers (especially when paired with decent lenses).

Blackberry Leaves

Canon EOS 6D, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM.


Canon EOS 6D, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, ETTR.