Minolta 35 I, 1947

Minolta 35 I film rangefinder camera 1947

Very rare Barnack-style film rangefinder camera made by Minolta—and the first camera to use the unusual 24x32mm frame size (one month before Nikon One)—with all early features (locking lever on the slow speeds dial), interchangeable Chiyoko Super Rokkor 2.8/45mm lens made by Minolta Camera Co., Ltd in 1947.

Minolta 35 I was among the first successful 35mm film rangefinder cameras with Leica specifications to emerge on the market after World War II that uses the Leica's M39 — 39mm lens thread mount.

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