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The Minolta AL-F is an electronic rangefinder that needs a PX625 battery in order to work correctly.  It’s a shutter speed priority type camera similar to the Revue 400 SE in operation.  You set the speed and the camera controls the  f/stop. It’s a two-tone camera that isn’t heavy.  It has a very bright viewfinder and a black tough leather case with  eyelets for the long strap.  It’s main drawback is that it needs a battery for it to give you correct exposures.  There’s no manual mode on this camera; it doesn’t even have “Bulb” as a selection.  No battery, equals a camera that’s only good for a
paperweight. If the meter’s working then you’re in luck and the only other thing that usually has to be done for this camera is to clean the back and replace the seals.  It’s messy and time consuming but after it’s done you’ll have a slim good- looking dependable camera to carry around. In those days this camera had the Minolta Deluxe II and the Minolta Deluxe III at its disposal plus it could also use the newer electronic flashes because of the hot-shoe.  Both of these reflector flashguns were regaled with pc terminal cords, but the  Deluxe III
could be used either way.  Both came with stiff plastic cases and used the same 15V battery and capacitor.  The capacitor for most of these folding reflector dishes was removable; in fact, you probably had to buy it along with the battery.
Minolta AL-F Photography
Minolta AL-F Manual Minolta Flashgun Deluxe-II Minolta AL-F Tag