One of the last thing I had to do with Ray’s SRT MC2 is a field test. Instead of using a roll of Kentmere 100 that he originally intended, I used a roll of my trusty Tri X instead. And I shall freeze the Kentmere for a special occasion. I always have a problem with choosing which 50mm-ish lens to put on my Minoltas, at last I decided on the PF Rokkor 55 1.4, it’s a great lens except its a little rough around the edges, ahem, on the glass. Yes, Chris, are you listening? Rokkor X to the rescue!
The Minolta SRT series is one of my favorite SLR. I currently use a “fake” SRT 101 myself. It’s merely a SRT SC-2 with a SRT 101 top plate. As far as I know, the SC series was for sale at Sears, while the MC model was for K-Mart. The only difference between them is, the MC models lacks the shutter speed read out inside the viewfinder. As I told Ray before (which he laughed), one day I will build my custom SRT, that is when I collected all the necessary extra parts. It will have a SRT 101 body and shutter. 102 Prism assembly, metering cells, and top plate. and a focusing Screen from the X-700. One day It will happen, one day…
Well, looks like Ray’s SRT works great. I should have it box up soon and it shall head home, that is when I am done procrastinating.