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*[http://www.collection-appareils.fr/minolta/html/minolta_AF_DL.php Minolta AF-DL] on [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php www.collection-appareils.fr] by Sylvain Halgand
*[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)
*[http://progsch.net/mediawiki2/index.php?title=Minolta_AF-DL AF-DL] in Minowiki [http://progsch.net/mediawiki2] (German)

Revision as of 01:16, 17 March 2012

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.

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
  • 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.