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Since the inception of through-the-lens exposure measuring for single-lens-reflex cameras, several systems have been developed. Some “spot” read only a very small part of the total area. Other systems provide an “average” reading composed of independent measurements taken by two cells which is not accurate in high-contrast situations.
Only the Minolta SR-T 101 has an exclusive new type of circuit (CLC) to provide optimum reading of the entire picture area regardless of degree of contrast.
In addition to its more accurate exposure meter system, your Minolta SR-T 101 is designed to handle more easily, with greater speed, than other “throughthe-lens metering” cameras.
The ability to compose, focus, set exposure and shutter speed without looking away from the finder makes the Minolta SR-T 101 particularly suitable for professional photography, when operating speed is often of vital importance. (All illustrations used in this booklet are with the F 1.4 lens. There is, however, no fundamental difference in usage between the F 1.4 and the F1 .2 or F1 .7 lens.)
MAJOR FEATURES OF THE MINOLTA SR-T 101
- Rapid-Reading Through-the-Lens Exposure System
a) Exposure readings are taken with lens at full aperture for rapid composing and focusing regardless of subject brightness.
b) “Follower-type” needles in viewfinder show correct exposure at a glance, with any combination of aperture and shutter speed.
c) Shutter speed scale is visible in viewfinder but outside of “live” picture area.
d) Only the light that strikes the film is measured, thus eliminating the need to compensate for changes in lens focal length or compute exposure factors for filters, bellows or other lens attachments.
- Combines the Advantages of “Spot” and “Averaging” Exposure Reading Systems
a) Exclusive “CLC” Metering System (Contrast Light Compensator) maintains extreme accuracy regardless of lighting situation, even with high-contrast subjects.
b) Automatically corrects for changes in light intensity from one section of the picture area to another, thus providing an optimum overall reading.
c) Oversize, instant return mirror prevents image cutoff and incorrect exposure readings no matter how long the focal length of lens.
d) Unique positioning of CdS cells prevents incorrect readings due to light entering viewfinder.
- World-Renowned Rokkor Lenses
Superior resolving power resulting from the combination of rare earths, patented Achromatic coating and computer design.
- Complete System of Lenses and Accessories for Maximum Versatility
Almost all Rokkor lenses designed for use with the Minolta SR-1, SR-3 and SR-7 can be used with the Minolta SR-T 101 by means of the stop-down light measuring method.