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Minolta AF-S Quartz Auto Focus D " 35mm camera (serial 5004699)

Minolta AF-S Quartz Auto Focus D " 35mm camera (serial 5004699)

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The Minolta AF-S Quartz Auto Focus D is a quality 35mm point-and-shoot from the 1980s. This is the same camera as the better-known Minolta 'Talker' without the goofy synthesized voice. 

The AF-S features a sharp 35mm f2.8 lens, an electronic self-timer, and a flash that only fires if you switch it on (a favorite feature of ours). 

The film speed is manually set from ISO 25 to ISO 1000 by a dial around the lens. Please note that in our film and auto-exposure testing we found the exposure more accurate when the film speed was set one stop slower than box speed (ie for ISO 400 speed, set the dial to 200). If you set it to box speed it's still within the factory specification for exposure error but following our advice will preserve more shadow detail. This is a high-quality point-and-shoot, most have a far greater exposure error. 

The camera requires two AA batteries (not included). The date imprinting feature's calendar only goes up to 2009 but it does have an AM/PM time printing option and a built-in alarm clock (!). 

Example photos
Here are some pictures other people have taken with the Minolta AF-S V:

Condition notes
The camera is in excellent cosmetic condition (see photos) and is working perfectly. We film tested it and the negatives were sharp and correctly exposed. As mentioned above, the camera's auto-exposure measures around -1EV when set at box speed (we confirmed this by film testing) so setting the film speed dial 1 stop slower than box speed (ie half the number; use '50' for ISO 100 film) will give you optimal exposures. 

Specifications (source:

  • Lens: 35mm f/2,8 (4 elements/3 groups). 40,5 mm filter thread.
  • Focus: Active autofocus, 0,85 m to infinity.
  • Shutter: 1/8–1/625 s.
  • Exposure: Programmed exposure from EV 6 (1/8 s, f/2,8) to EV 17 (1/625, f/14,5).
  • Film speed: Manually set at range of ISO 25–1000.
  • Film transport: Automatic loading, advance and rewind.
  • Finder: Bright frame finder. LED indicators for low light and focus confirmation.
  • Flash: Built-in, max range at ISO 100 4,80 m. Out of range warning with beep and LED in finder. X synchronisation at 1/40 s.
  • Power: 2 x AA battery.
  • Dimensions: 123x73,5x47,5 mm.
  • Weight: 290 g with batteries.

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