Week 80 – Minolta Autopak 400X


The cameras are back!

I’ve written a bit about 126 cameras before; for this session I chose the Minolta Autopak 400X.

Launched in 1972, the 400X’s claim to fame is its selenium light meter. It automatically selects between 1/45 and 1/90 shutter speeds based on available light. A mechanical system turns the viewfinder red if there is insufficient light.

I loaded an old Kodacolor VR cartridge and took it to Deerfield Fair last week. We shall see what returns from the lab.

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