|Minolta A3 front.|
|Minolta A3 top.|
The Minolta A3 was a fixed-lens rangefinder camera made by Chiyoda Kōgaku Seikō in 1959, featuring:
- Chiyoko Rokkor-TE 45mm / f2.8 lens, coupled to rangefinder, with 5 elements in 3 groups and 8 aperture blades.
- Optiper-Citizen MVL shutter with speeds B, 1sec to 1/500sec, M/F/X flash sync and with self-timer.
|Minolta A-2 and successor A3.|
The A3 was the first modern styled rangefinder camera marketed by Minolta, retained styling cues from the earlier Minolta SKY prototype and stylistically lead the way to the 1960's Minolta AL and HiMatic series rangefinders.
- Minolta A3 at www.collection-appareils.fr