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Minolta, Repo, 35mm half frame camera, c1962

The innocuous looking Minolta Repo is a half frame camera dating from c1962. Half frame cameras enjoyed some popularity as they would take 70 images on one roll of 35mm frame. The term 'half frame' is really only applicable to still cameras, as movie cameras (for which the film was originally developed) use the film exactly the same way - it is 'normal' 35mm cameras that use the film contrary to that originally intended. The shutter and aperture are locked to each other and set against a match needle. Donated along with a Canon Demi in January 2008, this Minolta was slightly more resilient and survived neglect somewhat better, merely requiting a good clean.

Minolta, Repo, 35mm half frame camera, c1962

Body No.102737
Shutter, stepless between 30 and 200th sec. and B setting.
Lens, Rokkor 30mm f/2.8
Condition, 5F

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