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Minolta Freedom AF-50 Big Finder 35mm camera (serial 35008166) *frame counter not working*

Minolta Freedom AF-50 Big Finder 35mm camera (serial 35008166) *frame counter not working*

Regular price $28.00 CAD
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*Please note the frame counter (which tells you how many pictures you've taken) and the automatic rewind (which relies on the same circuitry) are not working on this camera; you need to use a pen tip to press the rewind button on this camera when you reach the end of your film roll. All other features are working correctly. 

The Minolta AF-50 Big Finder is a simple, ultra-compact 35mm camera featuring a sharp 27mm wide-angle lens (an ideal focal length for street photography). This is an good beginner film camera for someone who's looking for something small and light.

The AF-50 requires two AA batteries (not included). 

Condition notes
The camera was tested with batteries and film installed and apart from the frame counter and auto-rewind, all functions are working correctly (the film was not developed however). The camera is in good cosmetic condition (see photos).

We haven't been able to locate the full manual but this site features a transcription of the camera's brochure:

Example photos
Here are some pictures that other people have taken with this model of camera to give you an idea of its image quality: 


  • Type: 35mm automatic lens-shutter camera with built-in lens and flash
  • Film: 35mm film cartridge
  • Lens: 27mm; f/5.6
  • Lens Construction: All glass; 3 elements in 3 groups
  • Focusing: Active infrared autofocusing; activated by pressing the shutter-release button partway down; focus lock available
  • Focusing Range: 3.28 ft. (1.0m) – infinity
  • Exposure: Programmed AE
  • Metering Range:(at ISO 100): EV 10.3 – 14
  • Shutter Speed Range: 1/40 - 1/250 second
  • ISO (film-speed) Setting: Automatic for DX-coded film; (non DX-coded film set to ISO 100)
  • ISO Range: ISO 100 – 400
  • Film Transport: Automatic threading, auto advance to first frame, auto winding, auto rewind and auto rewind stop; manual start of rewind selectable; Film Chamber Lock included
  • Flash: Built-in, fixed
  • Flash Modes: Autoflash (in low-light), Fill Flash, Flash Cancel; red-eye function available
  • Flash Range: (at ISO 100): 3.28 ft. – 9.18 ft. (1.0 - 2.8m); (at ISO 400): 3.28 ft. – 18.36 ft. (1.0 - 5.6m)
  • Flash Recycling Time: Approx. 6 seconds
  • Self-Timer: Approx. 10-second shutter-release delay
  • Viewfinder: Albada type (with Bright Frame)
  • Field of View: 80% for subject at 9.8 feet (3m)
  • Magnification: 0.6X
  • Diopter: -1 diopter for subject at 9.8 feet (3m)
  • Data Imprinting Formats (DATE model only): Year, month, day / day, hour, minute / no imprinting / month, day, year / day, month, year
  • Batteries: Two 1.5V AA alkaline or carbon-zinc batteries
  • Battery Performance: Approx. 18 rolls (based on Minolta's standard test method using 24-exposure film with flash on 50% of exposures)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): Standard model: 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.4 in. (111.5 x 66.5 x 36mm); DATE model: 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.5 in. (111.5 x 66.5 x 40mm)
  • Weight: Standard model: 5.8 oz. (165g) without battery; DATE model: 5.9 oz. (170g) without battery
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