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Japanese 6×6 TLR
Postwar models (M–Z)
Magniflex | Malcaflex | Mamiyaflex I | Mamiyaflex II | Mamiyaflex Automat A | Mamiya C | Mananflex | Manonflex | Marioflex | Metascoflex | Middl Flex | Mihamaflex | Mikono Flex S, P | Minolta Autocord | Minoltacord | Minoltaflex Automat prototypes | Minoltaflex II, III | Minoriflex | Molforeflex | Monade Flex | Morrisflex | Nikkenflex | Nikoflex | Ofunaflex | Olympus Flex | Oplenflex | Oriflex | Orionflex | Osiroflex | Pigeonflex | Princeflex | Prince Junior | Prinz Auto | Prinz Flex | Rectaflex | Ricohflex III–VII, Super, Holiday, Million | Ripeflex | Rolex | Ruvinalflex | Sanonflex | Selcaflex | Silverflex | Starflex | Sunflex IV | Superflex | Toyocaflex | Tsubasaflex | Tubasaflex | Veri Flex | Wagoflex | Walzflex | Welmyflex | Yashica-A, B, C, D, E, 635 | Yashica-Mat, EM, LM, 12, 24, Mat-124 | Zenobiaflex
Prewar and wartime models and postwar models (A–L) ->
Other TLR, pseudo TLR and medium format SLR ->
Other Japanese 6×6, 4.5×6, 3×4 and 4×4 ->

The Minoltacord was Chiyoko's first TLR with rapid-focusing lever. The film is wound by a lever, and the Minoltacord has an automatic frame counter. Winding the film does not cock the shutter and there is no double exposure prevention mechnism. These two features were added in 1955 in the improved Minoltacord Automat camera.

The Minoltacord had a slightly faster viewing lens, f/3.2 compared to f/3.5 for the taking lens. The lenses were 3-element taking lens Chiyoko Promar SIII 1:3.5 75mm and 3-element viewing lens Chiyoko View Promar 1:3.2 75mm, both together focusable by means of the lever under the lens board. It was available with a Seikosha shutter which offered speeds from 1 sec. to 1/500 sec., and also with a slower Citizen shutter with speeds from 1 sec. up to 1/300 sec., which had a self timer. Unlike later Chiyoko TLRs, this model did not have a bayonet mount, but instead had a 36mm thread on both lenses. The camera weighed 1 kg.

The Minolta Autocord had a 4-element taking lens and was only available in the version with the slower Citizen shutter. It weighed 970g.


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