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Manufactured in Japon from 1960 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Minolta SR-3

Traduction de PB

In late 50's the SR2 was a very advanced camera, but expensive and didn't include the possibility to adapt a shutter meter.
Competitors had already launched their camera with a clip-on meter. in 1960, Minolta decided to launch the SR-3 with a possibility to add in option a selenium meter.

Two versions were produced.
The fisrt one launched in 1960 had a split image focusing and a semi-automatic diaphragm.
The second one launched in 1961 had just a ground glass instead of a focusing screen and an automatic diaphragm (return of the lens diaphragm at full aperture after shooting).

To take into account this feature, Minolta modified also the Auto-Rokkor lenses.

Main features :
- Quick return mirror,
- Semi-automatic diaphragm or automatic return depending on the model
- Horizontal focal plane shutter
- Speed 1s to 1/1000 and B
- Self timer

Delivered in standard with an Auto-Rokkor 55mm f:1,8 lens.

Minolta SR-3