Minolta Autopak 700
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The Minolta Autopak was introduced by Minolta in 1966. It is a rare collector's item since it is a rangefinder camera with coupled rangefinder, thus going far beyond the "almost toy camera" approach of the most other cameras for type No. 126 film cassettes. The camera has a CdS-controlled exposure program which can set aperture/ahutter-speed automatically between f2.8 1/30 sec and f22 1/250 sec. Shutter and aperture automatics can be overridden by setting aperture and/or exposure time manually. The camera has a hot shoe. The lens is a 4-element Rokkor 1:2.8/38mm. The solid metal camera weighs 540 g. The bright-frame finder shows the meter's instrument's needle pinpointing on the measured EV-value.