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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2022 at 15:36
My last roll was taken on the Leica M2 so to get back to the Minolta family I have just secured a Minolta Autocord. It was from a dealer with a 3 month warranty and has had a full CLA and new seals throughout, and for its age looks pretty good with no obvious damage or defects cosmetically.



I already have a Microcord (after having borrowed Bob J's for a while, thanks Bob) but although I really would like a Rolleiflex (maybe one day) various Internet reviews describe the Minolta TLR as almost as good at 10% of the cost. Should arrive early next week and I have a roll of 120 Ilford HP5 plus ready for it. As they say, watch this space.....

Nearly forgot, the Lab-Box kit I successfully used for my last roll of 35mm also includes the module for 120 film so I should be able to develop myself, in daylight, without the dark bag. Great.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2022 at 18:12
Well done - I have an Autocord (and indeed slightly faulty Yashicamat), and I really ought to be using it more. It was I think my declared intention to use it in the last challenge, and as I failed to do so I should work that in to this year’s challenge.

I find using the TLR really slows me down, in a good way, making me take more time to take the pictures. I look forward to seeing your results.
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Me thinks I may well bring it with me on the Oxford DMM on 23rd March.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2022 at 15:53
The Minolta Autocord has landed. I think I have no more excuses

Here they all are, loaded and ready to shoot. (If only it would stop raining)



Clockwise from back left: Minolta Autocord, Minolta x700 (silver edition) with motorgrip, Microcord, Minolta Dynax 9, Stereo Realist, Leica M2


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It is an impressive line up. I can only claim one of those - but I come close with a. Dynax 7...
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Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

It is an impressive line up. I can only claim one of those - but I come close with a. Dynax 7...
Thank you Bob, TBH it was your generous loan of the Microcord that got me hooked on the medium format TLR. I am very happy with my current range of film cameras and this year I hope and intend to make the very most of them.
 



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They are looking good and I am forward to the results, including the Stereo Realist!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2022 at 18:35
I tested the Minolta 400si before selling it. Pretty nice camera.
The photos were taken between November 24 and December 12.
Developed in the lab and scanned by me with the Plustek 7600i.
Film: Kodak Ultra 400 24 exp.
So 8 photos.
# 1 Sunset from Battery Park.

Minolta 24-105

#2 Metalwork in the marina.

Minolta 50/1.4

#3 Halloween

Minolta 100/2.0

#4 Running

Minolta 100/2.0

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Sony A99II with Sony, Minolta, Sigma, Tamron A lenses, Sony A7R with Minolta MD lenses, Sony A6400 with Sony E lenses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2022 at 18:39
#5 Downtown in the evening.

Minolta 28/2.0

#6 From High Line

Minolta 35/2.0

#7 From High Line

Minolta 50/1.4

#8 Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal

Minolta 35/2.0
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I have to say #4 is lovely - that combination of lens, subject and bokeh
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2022 at 19:03
Terrific Mariusz That young person is actually levitating in #4 You live and share with us an amazing city.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2022 at 20:10
Thanks for watching and comments :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2022 at 02:57
This time my trusted Minolta 800si. FujiColor 200 36 exp. So 12 photos, but actually 14;)
Photos taken between November 16-24, 2021.
Lab + Plustek 7600i

#1 Downtown

Minolta 28-70/2.8 G 60mm F5.6 1/250

#2 Waterfront in Hoboken.

Minolta 80-200 APO 80mm F5.6 1/500

#3 Hudson Yards



#4 Midtown

Minolta 80-200 APO 110mm F5.6 1/1000



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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2022 at 02:59
#5 Trees on Governors Island.

Minolta 24-105 35mm F8.0 1/350

#6 Governors Island

Minolta 24-105 28mm F8.0 1/750

#7 Elm leaf.

Minolta 100-300 APO 300mm F6.7 1/350

#8 Sunset as seen from Governors Island.

Minolta 100-300 APO 300mm F8.0 1/350
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