I took a cool early morning stroll through Albuquerque's Old Town with my restored Rokkor-QD 3.5/135mm lens mounted on a Minolta XG-1. The perspective provided by the long lens forced most of my compositions into a vertical mode. I was happy with the performance of the lens; less so with the camera.
I bought two Minolta XG-1 cameras with no intention of using either one. The first donated its prism to the restoration of my Retina Reflex, and I just hacked the prism out of the camera with no regard for what was left behind. The second XG-1 came along with the Rokkor-QD telephoto for a total price of twelve bucks. That one worked ok, but the plastic top deck had a number of cracks. I replaced the top with the one from the first XG-1 to see how the camera would perform.
The electronic shutter has some issues. I like the small size and light weight of the XG-1, but I likely won't devote more time to its restoration as my garage-sale Minolta X-700 seems to be in good working order and it is a fundamentally superior camera to the XG-1. I have ordered a Celtic 2.8/28mm lens for the X-700 to accompany the normal lens and the telephoto, and I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with the kit.