Minolta Miniflex, 1960

Minolta Miniflex 127 film TLR 1960

Minolta Miniflex TLR camera for 127 film, with Rokkor 60mm f/3.5 taking lens, View Rokkor 60mm f/2.8 viewing lens, Optiper Citizen MVL shutter with speeds B to 1/500.

Made in 1960 by Minolta, two years after the Rolleiflex Baby Grey, during the short revival of 127 film for the square format super-slides.

127 film enjoyed mainstream interest until its usage began to decline from the 1960s on-wards, due to the ever-increasing popularity of 35mm cartridge-based films. However, as of 2020, 127 film is still alive as a niche format and is still in production.

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