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The '''Minolta Weathermatic 35 DL''' is basically the same dual-focus [[compact camera]] as the [[Minolta AF-DL]]. The difference is the water-tight camera body of the Weathermatic which makes it a real camera for aquanauts. The electrically driven pop-out dual focus lens is hidden behind a water-tight window. A big sports finder can be mounted to ease usage under water.
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The '''Weathermatic 35DL''' issued by [[Minolta]] in 1987 is basically the same dual-focus [[compact camera]] as the [[Minolta AF-DL]]. The difference is the watertight camera body of the Weathermatic which makes it a real camera for aquanauts, with waterproofing to 5m. The electrically driven dual focus lens is hidden behind a water-tight window and the battery compartment is sealed. A big sports finder can be mounted to ease usage under water with goggles. A button on the back of the camera enables "macro" close-ups underwater. Under water the camera works in fix-focus mode, making it usable for distances between 1.2 and 3.6 metres. The camera was originally supplied in a bright yellow kit bag with several accessories.
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==Specifications==
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* Lens: 1:3,5/35mm, switchable to 1:5,6/50mm
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* [[Autofocus]]: infrared
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* Films: [[35mm film]]s of 100 [[ASA]] or 400 ASA [[film speed]]
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* Exposure: subject weighted metering, programmed automatic exposure
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* Viewfinder: magnification changes when lens is switched.
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* Power: 1 6V lithium or 4 AAA batteries.
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* Weight: 400g without batteries.
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* Dimensions 148×78×65mm
 
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* [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/minolta/html/minolta_weathermatic_35DL.php Weathermatic 35DL] on [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php www.collection-appareils.fr] by Sylvain Halgand
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==Links==
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* [http://www.massimoscottinelweb.com/Immagini%20ridotte%20per%20SITO%20web/Minolta%20pubblicità%20e%20cataloghi%20d'epoca/Libretti%20di%20Istruzione/Minolta%20Weathermatic%2035DL%20Instruction%20Manual%209222-0488-16%20P105-B14.pdf Weathermatic 35DL instruction manual (PDF)]
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* [http://www.massimoscottinelweb.com/Immagini%20ridotte%20per%20SITO%20web/Minolta%20pubblicità%20e%20cataloghi%20d'epoca/Libretti%20di%20Istruzione/Minolta%20weathermatic%2035DL%20Libretto%20istruzioni%20-%20522868%20-%203.87.pdf Instructions in Italian]
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* [http://www.massimoscottinelweb.com/Immagini%20ridotte%20per%20SITO%20web/Minolta%20pubblicità%20e%20cataloghi%20d'epoca/Libretti%20di%20Istruzione/Minolta%20Weathermatic%2035DL%20-%20Dual%2035%20Impotant%20I%209229-0488-23%20P108-B20.pdf Important instructions for watertight usage] ([http://www.massimoscottinelweb.com/Immagini%20ridotte%20per%20SITO%20web/Minolta%20pubblicità%20e%20cataloghi%20d'epoca/Libretti%20di%20Istruzione/Minolta%20Weathermatic%2035DL%20Informazioni%20importanti%20-%20Traduzione%20Rossi%20&%20C..pdf Italian])
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* [http://www.massimoscottinelweb.com/Immagini%20ridotte%20per%20SITO%20web/Minolta%20pubblicità%20e%20cataloghi%20d'epoca/Libretti%20di%20Istruzione/Minolta%20Weathermatic%2035DL%20Sportsfinder%20G-F-SP-J-E%20-%209222.8232-16%20P9111-B21.pdf Sportsfinder instructions] (English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese) [http://www.massimoscottinelweb.com/Immagini%20ridotte%20per%20SITO%20web/Minolta%20pubblicità%20e%20cataloghi%20d'epoca/Libretti%20di%20Istruzione/Minolta%20Weathermatic%2035DL%20Mirino%20%20Sportivo%20(NL-I-DK-SF)%20-%20523-25%20-%204.90.pdf (Italian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch)]
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* [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=1357 Weathermatic 35DL] on [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php www.collection-appareils.fr] by Sylvain Halgand (in French)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 06:18, 2 February 2018

The Weathermatic 35DL issued by Minolta in 1987 is basically the same dual-focus compact camera as the Minolta AF-DL. The difference is the watertight camera body of the Weathermatic which makes it a real camera for aquanauts, with waterproofing to 5m. The electrically driven dual focus lens is hidden behind a water-tight window and the battery compartment is sealed. A big sports finder can be mounted to ease usage under water with goggles. A button on the back of the camera enables "macro" close-ups underwater. Under water the camera works in fix-focus mode, making it usable for distances between 1.2 and 3.6 metres. The camera was originally supplied in a bright yellow kit bag with several accessories.

Specifications

  • 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: 1 6V lithium or 4 AAA batteries.
  • Weight: 400g without batteries.
  • Dimensions 148×78×65mm


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