Minolta Weathermatic 35 DL
|With sports finder.|
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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.
- 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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|With kit bag|
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- Weathermatic 35DL instruction manual (PDF)
- Instructions in Italian
- Important instructions for watertight usage (Italian)
- Sportsfinder instructions (English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese) (Italian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch)
- Weathermatic 35DL on www.collection-appareils.fr by Sylvain Halgand (in French)