FS: Minolta Autocord CDS (II? III?) Excellent Condition

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  1. st3ve

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    Ooh, ahh, it's a Minolta Autocord!

    It's everything you've heard about, and more.

    The shutter's accurate. Both lenses are in perfect condition and the Rokkor 75mm/3.5 taking lens is razor sharp. It's got a self-timer for the "quick, run and join your in-laws" photo.
    The hot shoe? It works (which, honestly, surprised me without a battery in)

    Film transport is silky smooth, for 120 and 220 film.

    I know you're thinking, "Oh but but but Steve, I hear the focusing levers on those things are terrible." Not so with this Autocord. The focusing lever is like melted butter.
    And the cosmetic shape? LOOK AT IT! Looks like you traveled back in time to 1966.

    You want accessories you say? How's an Autocord brochure, owner's manual, lens caps (attached because it's a TLR), Minolta brand lens hood and Minolta brand yellow filter, specifically made to fit the Autocord lens sound?

    WHY SHOULD I LOVE THE AUTOCORD?
    6x6 images. Yeah, it's that cool.
    Leaf shutter means the noise rivals a Leica
    Twin-lens gives you non-existent viewfinder blackout
    Flash sync up to 1/500, even the latest Nikon D214309XT can't do that
    Sport finder for low light, and, well sports
    Shutter lock for time exposures, if you don't have a locking cable release
    Becoming a member of the "Is That a Hasselblad?" club

    Now, this thing takes mercury batteries. I don't care enough for CdS meters to buy Wein cells (which I am also not a fan of) to see if a meter works that 95% likely doesn't after 44 years. Call it dead. If you want to go into whether or not it works after you get it, that's your business.

    KEH's selling a non-metered original Autocord, which also doesn't take 220 film and have a bunch of other cool features, for $235 right now. Let's say $275 shipped in the US seeing how I'm including a bunch of killer accessories. Sound good?
     

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    I'd love to shoot with this camera. Too bad I don't "need" it, having a Rollei that does 220, a Mamiya C system, a [busted] Yashica D, and a [busted] Ciroflex.

    Good luck with the sale. Someone here will end up with a lovely little camera.
     
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    I used to own the same model camera, so I can vouch for the quality of the lens. Great ergonomics, too. Sometimes I wonder why I sold mine.
     
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    Gentle bump - I found the case to the Autocord in a moving box.

    Price stays where it is though.
     
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    I got a killer deal on a 120 only Autocord. Love using it but I do wish I could shoot 220 with it. Great camera.
     
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    SOLD!

    Thanks SWPhoto.
     
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