Guess what arrived today?

Directly from Japan… the Minolta Autocord.

It is beautiful, just beautiful.

Now, how to work this?

—Peter.

Prosophos - Minolta Autocord Arrives

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13 thoughts on “Guess what arrived today?

  1. jkjod says:

    I’m very excited to see what you do with this. Load that bad boy up, I’m ready to see the “test” roll!

  2. tklimas says:

    That’s the CDS version. I have the non-cds version – and also a rolleiflex 3.5F, Yashica 124G and a Flexarit VI – yes – I have a TLR problem… for your shutter – I had my Yashica serviced by Nippon Photo in NYC and it was a like a new camera when it came back form them. Cost me about $80 if memory serves me right.

    • That’s quite the list of cameras – you are definitely a TLR connoisseur ! There’s a gentleman in the US who services these for a little bit more than you paid. I’m debating whether to send the camera to him to him or to ship it back to Japan.

      I was looking forward to photographing with it, so either way it’s a bit of a disappointment.

  3. It is a lovely camera, I have one. Each time I get it out, it takes me half an hour to figure out how to use it! Last time, I discovered that if I put it on a monopod, it becomes MUCH easier to frame and focus.

    Bad news about the shutter, specially for such a lovely looking camera. And coming from Japan, you can’t really send it back. A CLA, pronto! (is there anywhere near you that would do a repair without posting?)

  4. Christen Karuzas says:

    That looks like such a sick cam how much??

  5. Well, it looks nice anyway! In the mean time, how about buying a Lubitel? They’re cheap. I don’t know how good they are, though.

  6. UPDATE: I decided to send the Autocord for a CLA, and was subsequently notified by the original seller of the camera that he will partially reimburse the purchase price.

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