Minolta Autopak 400-X
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The Minolta Autopak 400-X was one of Minolta's last cameras for Kodapak film cartridges. It was also a late camera model concerning the use of a selenium meter. The smart metering facility controls the aperture between f/8 and f/27 for better exposures.
Shutter speed automatically switches between 1/45 sec. for use with flash cubes and to 1/90 sec. for normal shooting.
The long shifting travel of the shutter release button serves a mechanical low-light warning system: The viewfinder image becomes red before exposure when the meter indicates insufficient light. In the now 35 years old cameras this feature might not work anymore. The wheel in the left upper corner of the front side serves to hide the long shutter release button.
- Type: viewfinder film camera
- Manufacturer: Minolta
- Year of launch: 1972
- Film: 126 film cartridge
- Lens: Rokkor 1:8/34mm, 3 elements, fixed focusing
- Viewfinder: bright frame finder
- Shutter: speeds 1/45 sec. or 1/90 sec. ,
- Variable aperture from f/8 to f/27, controlled by selenium cell
- Film advance: lever
- Flash: X flash cubes
- Dimensions: 113 × 68 × 48mm
- Weight: 250 g