Being that I'm so enamoured with it, I thought it might be nice if I included a few links here to manuals and general information about the camera and other Minolta gear I own.
For those who are interested, my lens is a Minolta MD 50mm f1.7. It shoots with beautiful clarity and when shooting in colour it really captures things vividly and interestingly. It's also got a nice amount of bokeh when shooting with a large aperture. I really like Minolta lenses.
Some Minolta Lens Flickr groups-
I plan on adding to this post as and when I find new resources so please check back soon. I'll leave you with a photo I took the other weekend of one of my customers at the cafe I work in. This is Philip. Shot at 800 on Fomapan 200 on the Minolta X-300 with my MD 50mm f1.7 lens.