The Minolta X-500 is one of the later Minolta manual focus cameras and a more high end relative to the X-300 which was my only camera for many years.
This one came equipped with a 24-35mm f/3.5 zoom. It has a rather small zoom range, but it's also really small. Not much bigger than the Minolta 50mm f/1.4.
I've already loaded a roll of Rollei RPX 400 and I can't wait to see how the lens performs. I've read mixed reviews on the web, but I don't really trust the pixel peepers.