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Minolta eyepiece
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:56 am    Post subject: Minolta eyepiece Reply with quote

Anyone know which Minolta this was for?

It bayonet mounts on to the host viewfinder.
Very well made with a spring loaded bayonet latch.

Country of origin mark.

I seem to remember the viewfinder eyepiece inlet frame was square on the old SRT series(?)

Glass seems clear, but a little bit dusty.
There are no other markings on it at all...

Thanks in advance for any information.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was for the Minolta SR-2 and early SR-1.

Minolta's first SLR was the SR-2 (curiously, the SR-1 was a slightly later model).

These models have the early twist-in bayonet connection for the viewfinder accessories. The later SR-1 models and onwards adopted the square slide-in connection for viewfinder accessories.

The SR-2 and early SR-1's were aesthetically beautiful cameras with a distinct mid-century modern styling. They also have a longer aperture lever throw, which means only the very earliest AUTO ROKKOR lenses with similar long aperture pin throw will allow for correct operation on these oldies.