/ Camera Repair
Or go on ebay a buy another one for the same amount - or less
Fair question. I had a Canon repaired there in May 2011, and was pleased both by the way the way the work was dealt with, and with the end result. But I have no experience more recent than that.
I think that is because the X-500 is quite an unusual entry in the Minolta X-series and has earned a cult collector status. Some fiddly-diddly tech discussion here explains why:
I salute you for wanting to keep yours going btw. Just thought it worth mentioning why possibly the prices seem high. I've never had one, I am happy with the X-700 and XD-7.
What is the film jamming symptom? I've had a few X-series camera and never encountered this one (had other issues but not this). Have you made a good attempt at fettling it e.g. with a duff test roll of film with the camera back open - might help you see something "obvious" going on in there...
Would you know roughly how much a 'minolta mc fish-eye rokkor ok f=16mm 1:2.8' lens would be worth
Afraid I have no idea. Hope the repair works!
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