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Minolta Freedom DL dual lens 35mm camera (serial 15216372)

Minolta Freedom DL dual lens 35mm camera (serial 15216372)

Regular price $105.00 CAD
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The Minolta Freedom DL (better known as the Minolta AF-DL; the Freedom DL moniker was only used in Canada) is a very interesting and well-designed 35mm point-and-shoot camera. It gives you the choice between a fast 35mm f3.5 wide angle and 50mm f5.6 "normal" lens.

This camera can either be powered by four alkaline AAA batteries (not included) or a CRP2 lithium battery (available as an option). Alkaline batteries are more economical and probably the best choice for most people but the lithium option offers very long life (perhaps worth it if you're on holiday and don't want to worry about changing batteries).

Condition notes
The camera was tested with a battery and film installed. All features are working correctly. We verified the film plane focus accuracy with an autocollimator and its auto-exposure accuracy using a calibrated light source. The camera is in good cosmetic condition with some normal wear from use (see photos). 

Example photos
Here are some pictures that other people took with this model of camera. The outdoor shots almost certainly used no flash:



  • Type: Compact autofocus 35mm camera with dual lens selection
  • Lenses: 35mm f/3.5 lens, 50mm f/5.6 lens, build-in micromotor to change lens
  • Focusing: Infrared active-type autofocus with cancelable focus hold; range: 0.75m (2.5ft.) to infinity, auto close-up function for pictures closer than 0.75m (2.5ft.); range: 0.52m (1.7ft.) to 0.75m (2.5ft.) with 35mm lens, 0.62m (2.0ft.) to 0.75m (2.5ft.) with 50mm lens.
  • Exposure system: Subject-weighted metering; programmed automatic exposure (AE) range at ISO 100: EV 9 EV 16.2 with 35mm lens, EV 10.4 to EV 17.1 with 50mm lens Film-speed setting: Automatic with ISO 100 or 400 DX-coded films; ISO 100 set when using films without DX coding
  • Viewfinder: Bright-frame type with autofocus zone, normal-framing and closeframing guides; red LED (flash-wait); magnification changes automatically with lens setting
  • Film transport: Automatic threading, advance to first frame, winding, rewind, and rewind stop
  • Flash system: Automatic charge activation; flash automatically fires in low light or when subject is closer than approx. 0.75m (2.5ft.), shutter locks until flash charged; red viewfinder LED illuminates if flash is not ready to fire
  • Power: 6v lithium battery pack (Duracell DL223A, National BR-P2N Panasonic BR-P2P), or four AAA-size alkaline cells
  • Battery performance: Duracell DL223A: 54 rolls. National BR-P2N (Panasonic BR-P2P): 40 rolls. Alkaline cells: 20 rolls
  • (Based on Minolta's standard test method, using 24-exposure film with flash on 50% of exposures)
  • Flash recycling: Duracell DL223A: 1.2 sec.. National BR-P2N (Panasonic BR-P2P): 2.4 sec. Alkaline-manganese cells: 1.8 sec.
  • Dimensions: 132(W) x69.5(H) x 51(D)mm (5-3/16 x 2-3/4 x 2-1/16 in.)
  • Weight: 275g (9-11/16 oz.) without batteries
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