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1984 Minolta AF-Sv Talker

1984 Minolta AF-Sv Talker
Year
c.1984
Make
Minolta
Model
AF-Sv
Type
viewfinder
Film
135 (ISO 25 – 1000)
Lens
35mm ƒ/2.8
Apertures
Automatic (ƒ/2.8 – ??
Speeds
Automatic (1/625 – 1/8
Meter
CdS
Battery
2x AA
MSRP
$119 (equal to $299 in 2021)
Condition
5F (received) / 5F (current)

According to a contemporary advertisement

The world’s easiest 35mm Autofocus
It talks!

It took the Mind of Minolta to create the voice.

The amazing Minolta Talker.

It’s the world’s first 35mm camera that’s so incredibly automated it talks to you.

If it’s empty, it says, “Load film.” If the light’s too dim, it says, “Too dark, use flash.” And if you’re out of flash range it says, “Check distance.”

More than talk

Yet, the Minolta Talker is much more than mere talk.

It’s foolproof film loading. The film is automatically attached to the take-up spool while you watch. You’ll be sure it’s loaded properly before closing the back.

It’s automatic film advance. It advances automatically to the first frame and then, after each shot, to the next frame.

It’s automatic rewinding. When you finish the roll, it automatically rewinds.

Infrared Auto Focus System
Minolta’s 8-zone Auto Focus system emits an infrared beam to give you precise automatic focusing from 33 inches to infinity. And its program system makes accurate exposures automatically.

Energy saver flash
The built-in flash is always there when the Talker says you need it. Exclusive energy-saving design lets you shoot up to eight rolls with flash on a single set of AA batteries. (Up to 70 rolls without flash!)

Talk to one
The Talker accepts the new high-speed 1000 films for sharper outdoor action shots and more indoor shots without flash.

The only mistake you can make is leaving it home.

Talk to one at your Minolta dealer.

Talker
Only from the Mind of Minolta

Images from this AF-Sv

Sounds from this AF-Sv

Shutter release
Film wind
'Load film'
'Too dark, use flash'
'Check distance'