Vintage MINOLTA AUTOCORD III Twin Lens Reflex Medium Format 120/220 Film Camera, 75mm f/3.5 Rokkor Taking Lens, Circa:1966, Exceptional!
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We have available an outstanding example of a vintage MINOLTA AUTOCORD III Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Medium Format 120/220 Roll Film Camera sporting a 75mm f/3.5 Rokkor taking lens and a 75mm f/3.2 Rokkor viewing lens. The MINOLTA AUTOCORD TLR Series of cameras made its debut in 1955. The AUTOCORD was MINOLTA's entry into the high-end TLR marketplace competing directly with the German made Rolleiflex and Rolleicord medium format cameras but at a lower price point. The MINOLTA AUTOCORD had an 11 year production run ending in the 1966. The AUTOCORD III was introduced in 1966 and was MINOLTA's last TLR model variation produced. AUTOCORD has several unique features not found on many other TLR brands. These features include:
- A helicoid system for one hand focusing operation whereby the user slides the focusing lever through the distance scale that is arced under the taking lens. The simplicity and smoothness of the movement is outstanding.
- The Japanese ROKKOR lenses were one of the best optics conceived in the vintage world of camera lenses. There is no doubt ROKKOR lens technology competed shoulder to shoulder with any of the German made lenses of the time. The ROKKOR lens creates exceptional bokeh images.
- Sliding aperture and speed levers of the AUTOCORD makes for a quicker, smoother adjustment transition then thumb/finger turning knobs of other TLR's.
- Easy creative double exposure capability by pushing a tab which allows the film advance crank lever to move backwards to reset the shutter release for the next shot with the last frame still in place. Super concept!
- The AUTOCORD III is designed to handle both 120 and 220 film by simply turning a 12/24 exposure selector dial and making a quick reposition of the film pressure plate.
The AUTOCORD has been thoroughly inspected, cleaned (in-depth detailing) and tested and found to be in excellent vintage condition in every respect from its appearance down to full operation. You will be hard pressed to find any significant surface or mechanical wear on this camera. Specifically, there are NO major dents, dings, gouges, scuffs, scratches, rust, discoloration, stains or any other unusual abnormalities. Mechanically, the AUTOCORD is fully functional in every respect. There are no loose, broken or missing parts. It is mechanically sound and fully functional to take beautiful images. All optics are clear, specifically, no inner lens dust, moisture, haze, fungus or other significant abnormalities. The camera's ground glass viewing screen and mirror surfaces are clean void of any unusual surface abnormalities. The black leatherette covering is intact with no surface issues and the inner film chamber is spotless. As with any used vintage precision instrument, you will find that adjustments may be necessary to fine tune the overall operation of the camera. In short, AUTOCORD III is a true collectors piece and an exceptional example of a well cared for vintage medium format TLR camera.
Your MINOLTA AUTOCORD III will come to you securely packaged and protected for safe shipment. It will be ready to use or display the minute you receive it. So, if you've been looking for an exceptional example of a vintage MINOLTA TLR, you just might want to give this one a try. We are very confident you will be extremely pleased. Your questions are always welcomed. Thank you for stopping by! THIS OFFERING INCLUDES the AUTOCORD camera and dual lens cap.
TYPE: Twin lens reflex (TLR) medium format camera.
FORMAT: Picture size 6x6 cm. (2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.)
LENS: Rokkor 75mm f/3.5 lens,4 elements in 3 groups, taking lens. Rokkor 75mm f/3.2 viewing lens. Aperture range f/3-5 - f/22.
SHUTTER: Citizen MVL. Speed range 1 to 1/500 sec. plus bulb (B). Built-in self-timer.
VIEWFINDER: Clear ground glass with Fresnel lens. 2.5X focusing magnifier.
FOCUSING: Helicoid focusing lever bottom front of camera. Focusing range 3.3 feet to infinity.
FLASH SYNC: M and X synchronization. PC terminal for auxiliary flash unit.
SELF-TIMER: Approx. 10 sec. delay.
FILM WINDING: One stroke film advance crank lever. Film wound from top to bottom.
FILM: 12 exposure 120 or 24 exposure 220 film. Film exposure number selector.
FILM PRESSURE PLATE: Adjustable to accommodate 120 or 220 film.
OTHER: Automatic resetting film counter; Double exposure prevention; Double exposure capable via winding lever reversing button; Depth-of-field scale; Accessory shoe; Tripod socket.
CAMERA SERIAL NUMBER: 450177, Made in Japan
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