Box shows some staining but is rigid and in good condition considering age. This camera has NOT been officially tested with film by myself but I did some research and found a YouTube video about the Autocord camera entitled.(he goes through functions at about 3:40 into the video). In this video it is explained how to do various functions on the camera including taking a picture, changing the focus, changing the aperture, how to set the delay timer and take a picture, winding the camera, etc. I was able to do everything in the video he does, (making the shutter release and everything else) except when he loads film into it, which i don't have. The camera is gorgeous as it has been stored in the case and looks amazing! The lens covers are original to the camera. I used a little lens cleaner and q-tip to clean the outer surfaces and it looks very clear! There is a small amount of dust inside the internal mirror as should be expected. I did not open and clean as it requires a special screwdriver to open which I don't have. The camera is clean internally where the back door opens and the film is loaded. It is just as clean as the rest of the camera. This camera dates back to 1961 and looks like it was made yesterday. It would make an excellent prop if nothing else, but it is also known for its extremely sharp images so it is used by camera experts even today. Pictures are of actual item you are purchasing, Any significant condition issues will be listed. Please review the pictures carefully. The item "Vintage Minolta Autocord Camera Leather Case Original Instructions Box EXCELLENT" is in sale since Monday, November 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\TLR Cameras". The seller is "budrick4" and is located in Auburndale, Florida.
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