I took the Minolta X-700 and two lenses to the Biopark to shoot the African Forest Lily which blooms in the conservatory in January and February.
The first shot is with the 135mm and a +2 closeup accessory lens. Shooting slow film in 35mm is something of a challenge in a greenhouse. I would likely have had better results either with a tripod or using medium format with 400-speed film.
Outdoors, the use of the normal and telephoto lenses presented no problems. However, my negatives were a bit thin, so I'll try the next roll with a +1 exposure setting which worked well for me with the XG-1.
The Minolta Celtic 2.8/28mm lens I ordered on ebay showed up the next day on my porch. It was gray, cold day, but I wanted to see what the lens would do. so I finished off the roll of TMAX with Roxie at the dog park. Poor light, but the lens looks like it will be a sharp shooter.
I'm enjoying learning to use the Minolta X-700. I borrowed one from a neighbor six or eight years ago, shot just one roll and decided I didn't like the camera. Having shot a Spotmatic for forty years, I felt that the X-700 had too many buttons to deal with, and I was a little unhappy at the time with the plastic components. Now, having spent some time with the manual and experiencing the excellence of the Minolta lenses I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with a full kit.