My Dream camera growing up. I wanted this camera since I was 11 years old. My 1st film camera was a Minolta Autocord, that my dad was issued by the Paterson News where he worked as a photographer. My first 35mm was a Minolta SRT 102 with a MC Rokkor X 35mm F/2.8 lens. So it was only natural for me to fall in love with the XD-11 in 1977. - 3/22/18 Photo By Joe Gigli.