Post by yashica1943 on Aug 31, 2016 9:05:52 GMT -5
I found a Minolta Autopak 470 with flash in reasonable condition at my local car boot sale. Now, I know that new 110 films are available from Lomography and I also have a nice working Minolta 110 SLR Mk 2 at home so the princely sum of £2 changed hands. I didn't realise that the 470 used batteries, so I replaced the corroded old ones (the battery chamber was ok) and the shutter worked - some of the time. Now I don't know if there has to be a film in the camera for the shutter to operate and I have not found an owners manual -yet. But I might buy a couple of films, at least I can use them in the SLR. And the flash doesn't work.
Edit- I have spent some time on the internet trying to find an instruction manual without success. Before I go any further with this camera......... 'Do I need to load a film cartridge for the shutter to work?' Please. Thanks for any info.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2016 11:28:25 GMT -5 by yashica1943: More text.
Post by belgiumreporter on Feb 17, 2017 7:27:58 GMT -5
There's a small lever inside the film chamber that needs to be switched to the right in order to arm the shutter.This can be done either by transporting the film or by hand if the camera isn't loaded with film, you should then be able to fire the shutter.