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Auto Minolta in a Minolta leaflet (c.1936)

Extract from a leaflet dating c.1936, presenting the Baby Minolta, Minolta Vest, Semi Minolta, Minolta and Happy.

Document scanned by A. Apra, used with permission. It is in public domain, as are all anonymous works published in Japan more than fifty years ago.

See also the Camera-wiki page about the Minolta and Auto Minolta.




Spring-loaded Minolta dai-meishi (6.5×9cm)

For film and plates.


It is a camera for fast action, as its shape indicates, graced with specially smooth features, well suited to catch the instant, like in sports and news photography.

It is a high-level camera able to face any situation, with an excellent aspect, a precise patented Crown shutter and the famous Actiplan lens mounted on a smooth rack and pinion design.


Actiplan 10.5cm f/4.5 lens, Crown shutter (1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/100, 1/200, T, B)

With 6 secure plate holders, pack holder and lens cap ¥97.00

Transport case ¥4.00

With auto-focusing (i.e. coupled) rangefinder ¥135.00

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Taken sometime in 1936