Minolta Lenses

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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).

Film Carrier

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.

Red-Eye Reduction

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.

Flash Range

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.

Battery Performance

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.

Marie White

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