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1953. 35mm rangefinder camera. "Chiyoda Kogaku" engraving on top. Also known as the "Model II (type b)". Step under the rewind knob.

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by Renaud L. » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:03 am

Hello !
The camera called here Minolta 35 Model II (type 2) is NOT known anywhere as Minolta 35 Model IIB ! The other name, depending of the classification, is Model II (type b), and for this one in particular is type b2, because of the two spheric inserts in the accessory shoe.
About the format : none of the Minolta 35 were in 24 x 36 mm format. From Model E to the last one, they are 24 x 34 mm.
Otherwise, the last one is precisely the Minolta 35 Model IIB, which does really exist ! you can see mine here.
The text is wrong : it says that the format is 24 x 36, we have to modify it ! (but I am not the CHIEF... I am waiting for Sylvain Halgand). I don't know why, it is a recurrent mistake.

Renaud L.

PS : I hope you will excuse my bad English...

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by diser » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:34 am

Renaud, thanks a lot!
I corrected the errors.
What is the frame size of your Model IIB? 24x36 or 24x34?

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by Renaud L. » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:52 am

Hi Diser :
My Minolta Model IIB has 24 x 34 frame size. I have to modify the page on as I said previously.
Because I was too confident with some sources (books or internet) I never measured directly on my camera. If I do, I read 24 x 34 !

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by diser » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:03 am

Added IIB here. Let me know if I can use your photo with proper attribution, please.

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by Renaud L. » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:53 am

Hi Eugene :
Yes, you can use my pictures of the Minolta 35 Model IIB ! Can you attribute them to "Renaud LAEMMLI"?

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by diser » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:21 am

Done. Thanks!

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