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The '''Minolta AF-DL''', '''Freedom DL'''  or '''Freedom Dual''' was an easy-to-use all-automatic compact cameras for 35mm film introduced by [[Minolta]] circa 1987. The on/off-switch opens and shuts the two-part lens cover. A red button allows switching the lens from wide-angle focus to standard focus and vice versa. This is the meaning of "DL": dual lens. Like the [[Olympus Infinity Twin]], this concept was a sort of halfway point before zoom lenses become obligatory on point-and-shoot models.  
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The '''Minolta AF-DL''', '''Freedom DL'''  or '''Freedom Dual''' are easy-to-use all-automatic compact cameras for 35mm film introduced by [[Minolta]] circa 1987. The on/off-switch opens and shuts the two-part lens cover. A red button allows switching the lens from wide-angle focus to standard focus and vice versa. This is the meaning of "DL": dual lens. Like the [[Olympus Infinity Twin]], this concept was a sort of halfway point before zoom lenses become obligatory on point-and-shoot models.  
  
 
The camera has automatic film transport, auto-focus with focus hold option (by pushing the shutter release button halfways), and automatic activation of the built-in flash. It may have been produced in Malaysia.
 
The camera has automatic film transport, auto-focus with focus hold option (by pushing the shutter release button halfways), and automatic activation of the built-in flash. It may have been produced in Malaysia.
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* Exposure: subject weighted metering, programmed automatic exposure
 
* Exposure: subject weighted metering, programmed automatic exposure
 
* Viewfinder: magnification changes when lens is switched
 
* Viewfinder: magnification changes when lens is switched
* weight: 275 g without the 4 AAA-batteries
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* Power:  6v lithium DL223A or 4 AAA batteries
* dimensions 132 x 69,5 x 51 mm
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* Weight: 275 g without the 4 AAA-batteries
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* Dimensions: 132 x 69,5 x 51 mm
  
 
The camera had a yellow "brother" with the same technical data, the [[Minolta Weathermatic 35 DL]] underwater camera.
 
The camera had a yellow "brother" with the same technical data, the [[Minolta Weathermatic 35 DL]] underwater camera.
 
== Links ==
 
*[http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=11549 Minolta AF-DL] on [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php www.collection-appareils.fr] by Sylvain Halgand
 
*[http://progsch.net/mediawiki2/index.php?title=Minolta_AF-DL AF-DL] in Minowiki [http://progsch.net/mediawiki2] (German)
 
  
  
 
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== Links ==
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*[http://progsch.net/mediawiki2/index.php?title=Minolta_AF-DL AF-DL] in [http://progsch.net/mediawiki2 Minowiki] (German)
  
 
[[Category:Japanese 35mm autofocus]]
 
[[Category:Japanese 35mm autofocus]]

Latest revision as of 09:52, 7 May 2017

The Minolta AF-DL, Freedom DL or Freedom Dual are easy-to-use all-automatic compact cameras for 35mm film introduced by Minolta circa 1987. The on/off-switch opens and shuts the two-part lens cover. A red button allows switching the lens from wide-angle focus to standard focus and vice versa. This is the meaning of "DL": dual lens. Like the Olympus Infinity Twin, this concept was a sort of halfway point before zoom lenses become obligatory on point-and-shoot models.

The camera has automatic film transport, auto-focus with focus hold option (by pushing the shutter release button halfways), and automatic activation of the built-in flash. It may have been produced in Malaysia.

  • Lens: 1:3,5/35mm, switchable to 1:5,6/50mm
  • Autofocus: infrared
  • Films: 35mm films of 100 ASA or 400 ASA film speed
  • Exposure: subject weighted metering, programmed automatic exposure
  • Viewfinder: magnification changes when lens is switched
  • Power: 6v lithium DL223A or 4 AAA batteries
  • Weight: 275 g without the 4 AAA-batteries
  • Dimensions: 132 x 69,5 x 51 mm

The camera had a yellow "brother" with the same technical data, the Minolta Weathermatic 35 DL underwater camera.



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