The Minolta SR-T 101 is a 35mm manual focus SLR camera with Through-The-Lens exposure metering launched in 1966 by Minolta and remaining in production for ten years with only minor changes, proves the thorough effort being put into the development of the camera before the introduction. The design is based on the innovative SR7 of 1962 which in turn owes its lineage to the original 1958 sr2.
The SR-T 101 however, has several significant features apart from TTL metering, the most significant one is perhaps the full aperture metering facility, automatically compensating for the at any time fitted lens' maximum aperture, a feature it took twelve more years for Nikon to accomplish.
The SR-T 101 has an extremely bright finder with a central micro prism that in most cases proves to be very convenient, requiring no apparent lines in the motive, since all out of focus objects appear to shimmer. All relevant exposure information is visible in the viewfinder including a battery check index mark showing the required meter needle deflection for a healthy battery when the ON/OFF meter switch on the camera base is set to BC.
This example is in good cosmetic and working condition with little if no paint loss, the only slight detractor being light shine marks where the strap clips have rubbed. Buy a piece of SLR 35mm history from the time when cameras were hewn from solid pieces of metal and were well engineered, not like today's ticky tacky junk.