In this article, you can read about Minolta Lenses and Minolta Cameras.
- 1 Minolta AF-Big Finder Review
- 1.1 Type
- 1.2 Lens
- 1.3 Autofocus
- 1.4 Range
- 1.5 Autoexposure
- 1.6 Range (at ISO 100)
- 1.7 Aperture
- 1.8 Film Speed Reach
- 1.9 Film Carrier
- 1.10 Flash
- 1.11 Red-Eye Reduction
- 1.12 Flash Range
- 1.13 Flash Recycling Time
- 1.14 Viewfinder
- 1.15 Self-Timer
- 1.16 Power
- 1.17 Battery warning indicated by three levels
- 1.18 Auto Power OFF
- 1.19 Battery Performance
- 1.20 Data Imprinting (DATE model only)
- 1.21 Dimensions
- 1.22 Weight
Minolta AF-Big Finder Review
The Minolta AF-Big Finder is an entirely automated 35mm compact camera including an extra-large viewfinder, optical glass lens, and accurate infrared autofocusing.
The Minolta AF Big Finder is an entirely digital 35mm small camera that’s very easy to use, even for a first-timer.
An extra-large viewfinder gives a bigger, better view of the subject and scene, and accurate autofocusing, automatic flash with red-eye reduction and worry-free film service make taking beautiful photos fun and simple. An excellent traveler’s companion.
35mm automatic lens-shutter camera with built-in flash.
Ricoh Lens of 34mm f/4.5, three elements in three groups (all glass).
Active infrared type with shutter speeds from 1/50 – 1/500 sec.
Approx. 4.26 feet to infinity.
Focus lock available by pressing shutter-release button partway down.
Programmed AE with CdS metering cell.
Range (at ISO 100)
Ev 9.9 – 17.
f/4.5 – 16.
Film Speed Reach
Automatic setting for ISO 100/200, 400 film (DX-coded); film set to ISO 100 (non-DX-coded).
Auto charging to the initial frame, auto advance, auto rewind; Manual start for the rewind is available.
Built-in, auto-switchover flash, guide number 26.24 ft.; fires automatically when required.
The lamp turned on by pressing shutter-release button partway down. Lamp not turned on if shutter-release button is pushed all the way down all at once.
4.26 – 7.87 ft. at ISO 100; 4.26 – 15.74 ft. at ISO 400.
Flash Recycling Time
Approx. 6 seconds.
Bright-frame Albada type; field-of-view 80%; magnification 0.68%; diopter adjustment -1.
Approx. 12-second delay of shutter release (cancelable); activated by pressing self-timer button; operation indicated by the lamp on the front of a camera.
Two AA-size 1.5V alkaline or carbon-zinc batteries.
Battery warning indicated by three levels
Light off/battery OK, light blinks/battery weak, light on/battery needs replacement.
Data back on DATE model uses one 3V lithium battery CR2025.
Auto Power OFF
The camera turns off automatically if not used for approx. 5 minutes.
Approx. 20 rolls of 24-exposure film with flash on 50%, at 68 degrees F.
Data Imprinting (DATE model only)
Day/Month/Year, Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, Day/Hour/Minute, No imprinting.
4.8 x 2.9 x 1.8 in.; DATE model: 4.8 x 2.9 x 2 in.
6.8 oz.; DATE model: 7.6 oz.