I have a Minolta Autocord and I used to own a Ricohmatic 225. A fully functional R225 is going to be as expensive as an Autocord, it was Ricoh's top of the line TLR. They are also harder to find compared to an Autocord. The Diacords are very nice, you won't be disappointed. One of the main difference between a Diacord and the R225 is that like the Minolta Autocord, the 120 film runs from from the top of the camera to to take up spool on the bottom whereas the Diacords, like Rolleis and Yashicas, the film runs from the bottom of the camera to the top.