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Sp crts F i n d : r F l a p

2 Focusing Hood

Nameplate

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Lisht Cell

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Shutter Speed
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3 Cra n k Roc k
4 Exposur.e
Counter
5

I c h r a o mW i n d o w

Crank Reversing
Button

Speed
6 Shutter
Lever

V i ew -Lens

17

t0/ inding
7 Fi l mC r a n k

lris Diaphragm
Lever

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I Depth-ofFi e l d S c a

S ynchro
M-X Lever

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Opening
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lfrilocord

The new Minolta Autocord Model It Ltt

is a superautomatic

camera that does everything for the photographer - but think.


T h e M o d e l t t L t l i n c o r p o r a t e sa l l o f t h e e x c l u s i v e f e a t u r e s t h a t
have zocmed the Minolta Autocord to popularityin thetU. S.
in a few short years.

However, the company that manufac-

tures these cameras is one oF the old"rt' camera and optical


plants in Japan, the Chiyoda Kogaku ieiko K. K. .
In addition to the many .gnique automatic features of the
Minolta Autocord, Model tt Lil has a built-in ,'Light Value
Meter // that takes the guess work out of, exposure time
without adding a single bit of equipment or changing the
shape, size or bulk oF the twin-lens reflex camera.
M o d e l t t L t l h a s a s t u r d y d i e c a s t a l u m i n u mb o d y f o r m a x i m u m
p r e c i s i o na n d d u r a b i l i t y . T h e e x c l u s i v e H e l i c o i d f o c u s j n g l e v e r
is at the bottom of

the camera directly under the lens,

enabling the photographer to fccus a picbure at a distance


oF a.s feet to infinity with one finger.
This one f inger, lever f,ocusing in contrast to
fingers required to
vantage.

the

two

turn a focusing knob is a distinct ad-

The photographer can hold the camera, focus it

and press the trigger with one hand - leaving the other hand
f ree to

hold a f lashgun away f rom the

modelling that is possible with

camera.

The

off - the - camera lighting

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eliminates the criticism oF " f lat lighting
levied a3ainstflashlighted photographs.
The taking lens ab the bcttom of the camera is a Rokkor
F g.s - 75 mm. I+ - elenient, f,ully coeted lens.

lt is criti-

c a l l y s h a r p a n d p o s s e s s e sg r e a t r e s o l v i n g p o w e r .
ing lens, on top,

is an F 3.2

Rokkor. lt

The view-

is also f ully

coated and it provides a brilliant im:ge on the ground g,lass


with " Fresnel Lens " for easy focusing and composing. The
taking lens renders color as perfectly as it does black
flodel " L /t uses the Seikosha-MX precision
and white.
shutter flor trouble-free, accuraLe operation, and advances
t h e f i l m a u L o m a t i c a l l yw i t h a s i n g l e b a c k a n d f o r t h m o t i o n
of the handle.

HOW TO USE
The Minolto

Autocord Model

R,emove the Lens Cop


by flipping up the lower section then turning
the upper port in a count-.r-clockwisedirection.
Always keep the lens cap on when the camera
is not in use to protect the lenses against
scratches or fingerprints.
Never touch the
lenses ond use o soft camel's hoir brush to
dust them lightly, or a lens tissue. (Do not
use lint cloth, facial cleonsing tissues or
fingers.)

To rqise the

Hood

liFt the rear edge by its border. The hood


will spring up revealing the ground glass focusing and viewing screen.

To focus more

occurqtefy

use the magnifier (29). To bring it into


position, press the front of the focusing hood
where the name " Chiyoko'/ appeors.
To remove the mognifier tip it down gently'
from the back.

To use the Sports Finder


continue pushing the front flap until it snaps
into a horizontal position. Then look through
the smoll window (30) in the reor of the hood
for a direct view oF the accurotely framed
picture just os it will oppeor on the film.

To cfose the Hood


press the button (31) on the rear of the
hood to release the center flap iF the sports
finder is open, then press the magnifier down.
The hood will told automatically when you
press back and downward on the front.

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appear in a w'indcw (.i6) cn top of the viewing lens, and are selected by
moving the lever (6) on the right side of the taking lens rim. The markings
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are B, f ,2,5,
and up to 500.
B means Bulb, and the shutter will
stay cp3n at thi. setting as long as the shutter releasebutton (10) remains
d e p r e s s e d . T h e n u r r , b e r s s t a n d f o r I s e c o nd , t f z , | ' 5 a n d s o o n t h r o u g h
l,'5Oo th seccnd.

A cable release or

a selt-timer can be screwed into

the socket oF the shutter release button.

eppear in a window (16) cn top of the viewing lens.

They are commonly

stops and are set by moving the lever (lB) on the leFt
side of the teking lens rim. The " F// stop determines the amcunt oF light
reFerred tc as "t//

p a s s i n gt h r c u g h t h e l e r r sa s w e l l a s t h e a r e a o f s h a r p f o c u s i n y o u r p i c t u r e .
R e t e r t c p a g e 1I t o r a n e x p l a n e t i o n o f h o *
the " t'i

these Factors are atfected by

stop setting oF the lens.

When thc Helicoid lever ( l2 ) moves From right to leFt, the tront oi the
camera moves out and in. This tocuses the lens on the subject you are photographing.

lF yotr preter to focus by measuring or estimating the

distance

between the camera and subject instead oF sharpening the image on the
grcund glass, move the

lever until the silver arrow points to the correct

distance in feet, in other words, ycu preset the tocus.


l F F o c u s i r ' gl e v e r i s a d j u s t e d t o r e d l 5 a n d i r i s d i a p h r a g m l e v e r t o r e d 7 ,
all cbjects From about l0 to 30 tt. will be in focus tor snap shots.
Note-to

preset the focus when you are using infrared film, point the red

arrow instead of the silver at the desired distance.

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Flip the film advance handle out of its


holder with a slight outward pressure ot
the thumb at the top. (Note !
Only the
handle rises. DO NOT PULL OUT!/ARD
ON THE FILM ADVANCE ARM.) Atter
each picture is taken advance the film to
t h e n e x t F r a m e( t i l m ) b y w i n d i n g t h e c r a n k
as tar as it will go then returning it to its
position wiih the handle snapped into its
holder (3 t.
Never let the crank turn
backward while advancing the tilm. This
causes the Film to shitt ar,d may spoil
one or more Dtctures.

The synchronizer panel is at the right


oF the taking lens.
X.

lt is marked M F

I n o r d e r t o s y n c h r o n i z et h e t l a s h

to the shutter with Class M bulbs (* 5,


Press #,25 or larger sizes) set the
l e v e r ( . | 9t a t M . F o r C l a s s F b u l b s ( S M
and SF) set it at F.

lf you are using

electronic flash, the correct setting is


at X.

preverrts accidental pressure on


trigger.

the

To lock the release turn the

outer ring until the dot cn it coincides


with the one on the inner ring.

In this

position the shutter can not be released even iF the button is pushed unintentionally.

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620 Film Spools will not fit this


camera. Use No. 120 Film only.

1. Pull the top btrtton (24)


side to open the camera.

on the

lett

2. Remove the empty tilm spool trom the


upper film slot and put it in the lower.
To do this pull and twist the knob (26)
right below the opening buEton. I his will
cause the knob to stay out so You can
Put the empty
easily remove the spool.
spool in the lower film slot, iitting it
'

into position at the right hand side with


the lett hand knob (28) to hold it. The
lett hand knob will stay out it it is
pulled and twisted.
3. Put the roll of film in the upper slot,
fitting it into the right hand button and
holding it in place with the lett hand
knob (26), which returns to place when
twisted.
4. Pull out the film leader and insert it in
the longer groove of the empty spool.
\flith the camera back open, wind the
film advance crank (7) until the arrows
on the film - backing line up exactly
with the red dots (33) on both sides of
the film rail of the camera. Then close
the back of the camera until you hear
a click.
5. !/hen the camera back is closed, a
mark \Z appears in the exposure counter
(4).
\flind the film advance crank until
the number (1) appears. At this point
the arm will move no Farther.
Note : When the camera is not loaded the
mark \z will appear in the exposure
counter. lt it has not appeared, turn the
crank one half turn anti-clockwise and
return handle to holder.

faking
1.

Pictures

Tuin the film advance crank until it stops (about 2ft turns), and the
The number
number @ appears in the exposure counter window (4).
O .uy appear before the handle stops turning but continue winding
Then turn the handle back and snap it into the crank
until it stops.
'now
cocked (ready to snap open and shut)
rack' (3).' The shutter is
and the film is wound to the first trame, at this time the warning signal
(Note:
(9) turns to red.
The shutter cannot be released until the
film advance crank is returned to the handle holder position.)

2.

Set

desired shutter

the

and

diaphragm

opening.

These are set by

moving the levers on either side of the taking lens rim, and their values
appear in separate windows on top of the viewing lens.
While viewing the picture on the
move the

helicoid

lever at the

until the image is clear.

4.

square focusing

glass in the

hood,

bottom of the camera back and forth

Use the magnifier to sharpen the tocus.

Compose the picture you want on the viewer, then release the shutter
by pressing gently on the shutter release button on the lower right side
of the front of the camera.
the film advance crank until it stops, then turn it back in the
opposite direction to the handle holder position.
N". @ will appear
in the exposure counter and you are ready to make your second picture.
Repeat 3, 4, and 5 etc. for subsequent pictures.

Turn

(Note:
lf you are taking rapid sequence shots it is not necessary to
snap the handle into the crank rack after each exposure but it is a good
idea, otherwise, as it prevents the handle from being turned by accident )

6.

After taking 12 pictures, turn the film advance crank until all the film
is wound on the bottom spool, (about'4 full turns.)
Then turn the
crank back in the opposite direction to the handle holder position and
open the back of the camera to remove the spool.

7.

It you do not expect to use your loaded camera for some time, keep the
lens cap on/ turn your diaphragm setting to F 22 and, release the shutter.
To use the camera again, turn the crank in the reverse direction just
once, (see lntentional Double Exposure P 7.) This will cock the shutter
without

wasting a frame of film.

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To make a time exposure


(keep the shutter open
without continuous presrelease
on
the
sure
button) move the shutter
lever until it points to
B (bulb) ; press the button and hold it down
by
while you lock it
making the dot on the
outer ring of the release button coincide with the dot on the inner ring.
To close the shutter again, separate the dots trom one another and the

s h u t t e rw i l l c l o s e . N e v e r w i n d t h e f i l m a d v a n c e c r a n k w h i l r
shuttcr release button is locked as it will cause trouble.

AFter taking a picture the shutter can not be


tilm is advanced to the next picture position.

released again until

the

the

lF you want to moke a double or triple exposure on the same trame oF


tilm, slide the crank reversing button (5) to the left, turn the crank back-.
wards (counter clockwise) one Full revolution and it will stop at the crank
To
rack.
The original trame is now in position tor a double exposure.
You can make as many expotriple expose, simply repeat the operation.
sures as you want on one piece oF film.
When the shutter cocked, conversion oF
t h e s p e e d t o + 1 - , o os e c . t r o m t h e o t h e r s
may be difticult.
In such a case, atter
releasing the shutter with the lens cap
o n s e t t h e s p e e d t o l , ' - ' 1 1 1s 1
c. then cock
the shutter again by one full backward
turn oF the crank.

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There are clear lines drawn
on the
ground glass on all four sides. These
lines help to compose the picture in
either a horizontal or vertical shape although the film itselt is square. The
lirres are so arranged that a picture
composed within them in either direct i o n w i l l t i t t h e m e a s u r e m e n t so F s t a n d a r d
printing papers/ that is, 1's, )io/ etc.

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The Minolta Model

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't

built-in Light Value meter is the simplest of all

electric cell exposure meters to

operate; and it is both dependable and

a c c ur a t e .

1.

There

is a

camera.

the
part

of

toward
until

for

the

in

film that

of
the
is

turning
silver

the

same as the guide

is the

number given

A SA

Continue

opposite

number

lett

knob until

marked

wheel
bottom.

triangle (C)

on the

Turn the

the
the

the

(B )

wheel

the

instruction sheet
(see

you are using.

Fig. I )

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To obtain a reading with the light value meter when using a filter over

2.

the wheel beginning with

A S A

the lens, simply turn the

psrt of

until the guide number of

the tilm is opposite - 1 if the tilter factor

is 2.

lF the tilter fector is 4, match the guide number oF the film

to -2.

(see Fig. I )

Flip

up the

nameplate (D)

the light cell ( E ).

When

on the
the

tront

of

the

camera to

light hits the cell it

exPose

causes a

red

needle (F) to appear beside a number on top oF the knob. (see Fig.
is)

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Divide this number in

2 and 3).

Flip up the name-plate

any way you choose between the


n u m b e r s( S p e e d I n d e x a n d O P " n i n g
I n d e v . ). y o u w i l l

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find on the outer

For

silver rim of the taking lens.

N)

instance, iF the red needle points to


.l3,
you may divide it into B on
the number

one side and 5 on the other ort 7


and B, etc. according to

and 6,5

your subjec, and condition.


shutter and

Set the
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diaphragm levers on

I
o)

t h e s e n u m b e r s . ( s e e F i g . 3 a nd 4 )
Then, to
I

learn ai what sPeed and

stop you

are

going

you may consult the

to

shoot,
on

windows

Divide the number


top of the viewin3 lens.
lf the shutter speed lever points to

-Tr
ql

a number merked in red, the sPeed


is less than

tlzsth second and the

camera requires suPPort or

f irm

handling.
Relation Between Numbers in WinJows and Lever Settings:

l r i s D i a p l rr e g m
Side

Op"ning lndex

(t)
Diaphrasm

22

16

7
ll
3

3.6

5'6

3'5

Speedlndex

Speed in seconds

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1 ' t I * L r t ; r ,\ i ; t , r r i t : , r , ( z . t ' 1 3 r ' r t

Shutter Side

lf ycu set the diaphregm lever to 3.6, set the shutter speed lever
Note:
etc.
to proportional position between two numbers such as 6.4, 7.4, 8.4
inorder that their total is just the number of the meter.
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How to Cqlculote qn Exposure wirh the


Built-in Lighr Vqlue Meter
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. P o r t r a i t s:

When takino a portrait in the sunlight, bring the light cell


up close to the subject's face, (6-t2

inches),

and measure be.th the light and shadow sides


of

the

face.

An

average

between

the two

numbers suggested by the meter will give an


accurate reading.
the

camera

Be sure that the shadow of

does

not

fall

on

the

subiect

while you' are gauging the light.


2.

L a n d s c a p e s:

To

t!

readtt

landscape

tilt the camera downward until the light cell


is tacing midway between your feet and the
horizon

line.

If you should happen to

in-

clude the sky in your measurement, the read. ing will be far too high.
3.

lnaccessibleSubiects:

It you are unable

to bring the meter close to a subject (when


photographing
animals or

measure the
of your

a game from an arena/ caged

celebrities
light

hand.

make your

by

Hold your polm the

distance trom the


and

protected

police),

ref lecLed f rom the

Iight cell (6-t2

palm
normal

inches)

exposure according to

this

reading.

An attachment is available to mea-

sure the

light

projected

to

an object

with

extreme color contrast.

N O T E S O N I . I A N D L I N GT I . { EM E T E R
1.
2.
3.
4.

The Light Value meter should not be subjected to any unnecessary shocks.
Try to avoid humidity.
Keep your wrist watch avyayas the meter is magnetic and may damage it.
The adjusting screw of the meter (A) should be moved as little
as possible.
lf the needle should slip from its 0 position, move it
carefully and slowly in either direction to return it to 0.

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Relctive Diophrogm

Openings

to Shuffer Speeds
The

Diaphragm

Opening

of

a Lens controls the Volume

reaches the film in a given period of exposure.


cate this Volume of Liqht in the followino

35

Yi'imr3

F, No.

5.6

of

Light

that

The Dial Markings indi-

ratio.

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16

22

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Each Stop opening indicated on the dial by the numbers 4 to 22 reduces


the amount of llght passing through the lens by 16, or conversely, opening
the lend trom one mark to the next from the number 22 to 4 doubles the
amount of light passing through the lens, (f :.s, is | \s times f +).
The
numbers are called " f // stops and the speed of a lens is designated by
the largest " tlt

stop on its diaphragm, such as f 3.5.

The shutter controls the amount of light reaching the film by the length
of time it remains open, i.e., I second, /6, second, ],t second, etc.

Now,

suppose you have determined by an exposure meter reading or other means


that the correct exposure for your film under certain light conditions is
](g second at t g, and you want to use a faster shutter speed because
your subjecb is in motion.
A s h u t t e r s p e e d o f 1 1 1 1 1 s1e c o n d c u t s t h e
the lens one stop to I s.6, which
and

the

light in half, so you must open

will allow twice as much light to pass

through

as before

before.

Conversely, if you need to stop down the lens for greater depth-

amount

of

exposure

of-ti"ld

(see explanation of Depth-of-Field

remains the

same as

next) and you select t6 as the

correct stop opening you have reduced the amount of light to li.
Then
you must give the tilm an exposure 4 times as long or Ytg second, in
this case you select the nearest shutter speed which is lrio second.

Depfh-Of-Field
The depth-of-field
objects
distance.

are

in

This

of a

lens is the

range of

relatively sharp focus when


range varies with

the

distance within

whicfi

all

lens is set for a given

the

diaphragm opening,

greatest

being

when the lens is stopped down and least when it is open full.

The range

also varies with the. distance tor which the lens is set being least at close
digtances and greatest at farther

distances up to a point where it takes

in everything beyond an intermediate distance to infinity, which is indicated


by o

on the distance scale.

t'

Depth - of - Field Scale

(See explanation of

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i

below and Depth-of-Field Table on'page 21.)

Deprh - Of - Field Scole


The depth-of-field
worked

out

side figures

by

at any distance can be


this

scale.

denote the

outer

ones on

mark

denote

After

focusing,

both
the

The

inner

distance and the

sides of
diaphragm

the

arrow

openi?rgs.

turn the inner table right

or left until the arrow mark indicates the


object distance shown on the disrance scale.

Then the pairs of diaphragm

f i g u r e s i n d i c a t e t h e n e a r a n d f a r J i m i t so f s h a r p f o c u s c o r r e s p o n d i n g w i t h
the

diaphragm opening chosen.

For instance, fccused

at t 5

feet with the diaphragm opening of f a, the

depth of field is from about t2 to 2 t feet.

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ACCES$c*"lEg for
The Minoltcr Aufocord

Model

are available for the Minolta AutoThe following exclusive accessories


the best results
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and are recommended in order to obtain
cord Model
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2-

Minolta Lens Shade


Minolta Filters

3.

Minolta Junior B' C' Flash

4-

Self-timer

5.

Close-up Lenses and Parallax Correction

6-

Minolta Parajuster

Minolto

Kit

Lens Shcide

This shape
The Minolta Lens Shade is square'
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spots or streaks
when using
shade is particularly necessary
fl ash.

Minollcl

Filters

Filters help you to take better

pictures

and to secure unusual effects'

is usually

filter

employed

to

color rendition of certain films.


a color, you

ness of

create
For

select a filter

special

effects

instance, to
in the

or to correct the

accentuate the bright-

same color range ; while to

darken a color you use a filter of an opposite color.

OPPOSITES:
Color of Obiect

Suggested Filter

Blue - green

Red

Blue

Yellow - red

(O

familv)

P u r p l e- b l u e

Yellow

(Y

family)

Purple

Yellow - purple (G

family)

Red- purple

\7reen

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(R family)

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tamily)

Lis t of F i l te rs a n d T h e i r U s e s
Minolta Filter
To cut through haze and correct color
film.

Ultra Violet

Very light y"liow

For outdoor subjects and distant views

Light yellow

To darken light skies so that clouds are


accentuated.
Also for seascapes/
snowscaDes and other brioht subiects.

Medium yellow

Deepens contrast between


sky and
clouds more than smaller numbered
f ilters.
Light yellowish red
Medium vellowish red

R 5el

c-El

Dark red

Yellowish green

For special effects.


Red and yellow
appear abnormally bright while water
looks dull. Called contrast filter.
lntensify blue so that distant mountains
appear clear. Used for inf rared photographs in combination with infrared
, film. Turns sun into moonlioht effect.
Color corrects panchromatic film so
green
that
becomes .lighter and
For foliaqe, qrass etc.

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A small pocket - sized unit which


operates on the

B. C'

PrinciPle.

A zz.s V dry battery ar'd a ccndenser (capacitor) can discharge


more than 3oo
out

flashbulbs with-

changing the

folding

shade

battery.

consists

fan-shaped blades.

of

The
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The body of

the flash gun is plastic and the foldeo reflector in its vinyl case fits any
pocket or purse.

The Self-timer cdn be set For any time delay f rom lO uP to

l7

second

to allow the operator t<->


get into the picture.
is

specially

designed

lest it should cut


part of

lt

off

negative when

attached to the

camera,

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Minolta

Autocord

Model

" L tl

can tocus only on objects at distances


greater

than

3.3

feet.

For

toking

close-up pictures, special close-up

lenses are necessary. \X/hen a twin-

lens reflex camera is used at short distances, parallax causes the


seen through the viewing lens to be slightly difFerenL trom
the taking lens.

This is due to

image

that seen by

the separation between the two lenses

and the fact that their axes are parallel.

Parallax is quite apparent when

the camera is used at close di:tances, therefore, a special pair of closeup lenses plus a parallax correction lens is needed to correct this elfect,
Two sets of

close-up lenses are available, and each corrtains 2 convex

len.es olrrs a nrismatic lens.


Set No. I

inches.

enables ycu to take close-ups aL distances between I 5 and

Set No. 2 permits close-ups to b: taken at distances between

and lB inches.

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The Minolta

P a r aj u s t e r

the etfects of

eliminates

Parallax under

all

c o n d i t i o n si n c l o s e - u p p h o t o g r a p h y '
It also obviates the need ior special
p r i s m ai c c l o s e - u p

lenses. The

Parajuster produces the

exact image on

the taking lens, because the

will be taken by
occupied by the viewm e c h a n i s ms h i t t s t h e t a k i n g l e n s i n t o t h e p o s i t i o n
C
lose-ups can'be taken
p
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i n g l e n s w h i l e f r a m i r g a n d F o c u s i n gt h e

t h e g r o un d g l a s s t h a t

it on the viewing lens when


with a single close>up (proxar) lens by using
o
ver the taking lens *hile
i
t
focusing, then removing it and placing
p
r
o
x
a
r lenses may be used' one
Or two identical
making the exposure.
lens.
over the viewing and the other over the taking
The Advantages
l.
I

of

the

Paraiuster

are 3

was seen on the ground


The picture that is taken is the picture that
glass.
Objects are relatively in the same posit i o n s a s t h e y a P P e a r e di n t h e g r o u n d g l a s s '
The picture won't show unexpected retlections that weren't in the ground glass
because o[ the slightly ditferent level oF
the lenses.

4.

5.
6.

None oF the highlights that you saw will


d i s ap p e a r .
'fhe
composition oF the picture will be
exactly as it was on the ground glass'
Pictures dre f ree trom the distortion that
is sometimes produced by prismatic correction oF tcrcus (through an additional
l e n s) .

7.

8.

No slip - ups can occur becartseof maladjustment oF the prisms with close up
l e ns e s .
Two or more close-up lenses can be trsed
together to permit even closer work than
a single close - uP
is possible with
(proxar) lens.

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Since
th e
e s t a b l i sh m en t
of
Chiyoda Kogaku Seiko K. K. in
1 9 2 7r m o r e t h a n 3 0
different
mcdels . efi cameras have been
put

El

on the market.

been

so

They have
successful .in meeting

the demands of the public that


today the Minolta is the tavorire
with
camera, fans the. world
over.
You may recognize ycur favorite
camera among
the
following
names oF cameras produced in the
quarter century since our foundi n g : N i F c a r e t t e ,N i f c a k l a p p , N i f c a dox, Nifcasport, Hup,py, Minolta
Baby; Minolta Vest, Minolta Six,
Minolta Semi, Minolta Press, Auto
Press Minolta, Auto Semi Minolta,
Minoltaflex, ALitomati etc. Since
t945 an improved model of the
Minolta Semi, Type - P has made
its debut while the production of
the Minolta Memo has been
suspended. The improved model
Minolta-os Model lI , .available
with F 2 or F z.A lens is the
latest design of its kind.
Similarly the previous Minoltaflex ll
B has been superseded by the
new Minolta-flex IlI, and at the
same time the production of its
sister model the " Minolta-cord //,
" Minolta-Autocord " was
This line now culminates
lMinolta Autocord Model
A t6mm. sub-miniature
camera; the Minolta t6, and a
35mm. camera/ the . Minolta 'A'
are currently in production.
and the
begun.
in the
" L tl.

A distinctive feature of Minolta


Cameras is the fact that the production of the entire .u."ru Frorn
tormulation oF the optical gl6ss,
its melting, crystalizing, grinding,
polishing and final assembly of

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the lenses, production


of
the
shutters and camera bodies and
assembly and testing of the completed product, are all carried
out within our own resoective
tactories.
At
the
same time,
however, in view of providir,g
for further expansion of our o*n
as well as the general camera
industry throughout Japan, we
have adopted the use of the ncted
Seikosha-MX Shutter in our new
Minolta Autocord
and Minclta
Autocord Model "L//.
Osaka l-'lead Office '
3-chome, Kitakyuhoji-machi,
"
Hisashi-ku, OSAKA.
Tolyo

Branch Off ice:

3-chome, Ginza, Chuo-ku,

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Minolta
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Model " Lt/
and
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factory.
Itami Factory:
Optical Glass Production.
Sakai Factory :
n l . t . . l

Forsnrng ano Finishing of


Lenses to be used in various
Minolta Cameras is done here.
In addition Lenses and Prisms
for various overseas custo.
mers are being made in this
factory.
Also
the entire
Minolta-g5 cdmera is Droduced here.
Toyokawa Factory :
The home of the Minoltacord, and the Minolta 'A'.
Nishinomiya ResearchLaboratories:
Reiearch in optical glass formulation and the devising
and testing of new lenses is
done here.

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