Minolta AF-DL

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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.

  • 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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