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Battery compartment design of MINOLTA film SLR cameras!



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In this installment, we take a look at the battery compartment design of MINOLTA’s 1991 film SLR camera with autofocus.

MINOLTA α3xi (Reference product)

The battery compartment is stored in the hand grip section on the edge of the body.

The lid can be opened by pressing the lever in the center of the battery compartment lid.

One 2CR5 type battery is inserted and used.

The lid slightly looks like a crab face (laughs).

In this issue, we introduced the battery compartment of MINOLTA’s 1991 release SLR camera with autofocus.

It is no exaggeration to say that the size of the battery for the camera determines the design of the grip, and this is a battery chamber from an era when the size of the battery for the camera was not an exaggeration.

One last observation, I was relieved to see that this angle with the lid open looks like a face with a big mouth! (laughs)


I will continue to write about the parts of a film camera that look like the face of a film camera (laughs) and other parts that caught my attention that you may not find elsewhere, so please look forward to it!

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Writer Takashi Okumura