The Minolta AF Tele is a quality dual lens 35mm point-and-shoot camera from 1985. It features both slightly wide 38mm f/2.8 (4 elements in 3 groups) and slight telephoto 60mm f/4.3 (7 elements in 5 groups) settings.
This camera can either be powered by a CR-P2 lithium battery (optional) or two AA batteries (not included). Unlike many other compact cameras, the AF Tele supports the use of rechargeable AA batteries.
Condition notes We tested this camera with film and it delivered sharp, correctly exposed images at both focal lengths. It's also in very good cosmetic condition (see photos). We were fortunate enough to test two AF-Tele cameras at the same time and develop the film in the same tank; the two cameras were very consistent in terms of exposure.
Type: Compact autofocus 35mm camera with standard and telephoto lens settings Lens: Standard setting: 38mm f/2.8, 4 elements in 3 groups; telephoto setting: 60mm f/4.3, 7 elements in 5 groups Focusing: Infrared autofocus type with cancelable focus hold; range: 2.6 ft. (0.8m) to infinity
Exposure system: Silicon photocell with 10 metering area in frame center; coupled automatic exposure range at ISO 100: EV 8.4 (1/40 sec., f/2.8) to EV 18.5 (1/500 sec., f/27) at "S" setting; EV 9.6 (1/40 sec., f/4.3) to EV 19.7 (1/500 sec., f/40) at "T" setting
Film-speed setting: Automatic with ISO 25 to 1600 DX-coded films; ISO 100 set when using films without DX-coding
Aperture-shutter: Electronic; behind-lens type at S setting, between-lens type at T setting
Viewfinder: Bright-frame type with autofocus zone, normal-framing guide and close-framing guides; green LED (focus signal, beyond flash range), red LED (flashwait signal); magnification at infinity: 0.49X with standard and 0.7X with telephoto lens; power: — 1D
Film transport: Automatic threading, advance to first frame, winding, stop/return, rewind, and rewind stop; manual start of auto rewind possible; frame counter
Flash system: Automatic charge activation; flash automatically fires in low light; manual charge activation by fill-flash button; shutter locks until flash charged; green viewfinder LED blinks if subject is beyond flash range (when using film rated ISO 200 or less) Self-timer: Electronic for approx. 10 sec. delay
Other: Shutter locks when lens cover closed; built-in lens cover, film window, tripod socket, and carrying strap included; soft case and Eyepiece Correctors Vn optionally available; filter mount 46mm
Power: 6v lithium battery pack (DURACELL DL223A, PANASONIC BR-P2P or equivalent), or two AA-size 1.5v alkaline-manganese, 1.5v carbon-zinc, or rechargeable 1.2v nickel-cadmium cells; shutter locks when power is exhausted.
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