1981 Yashica Auto Focus Motor, an early plastic fantastic all-in-one point-n-shoot. Notable for it’s quite good Yashinon f2.8 38mm glass and odd features like manually-set ISO and focus lock button. It takes AA batteries, so no nasty, expensive 2CR5. This one sat in the “collectables” case at Deseret priced @$10 for a week before someone decided it belonged in the $2 camera shelf, and it was re-priced accordingly. I snapped it up then.
Minolta XG-M seen at North Goodwill today. I alerted Key Snap about it, but he’s more into large format stuff now.
My Minolta XG-M, picked up yesterday at South Goodwill for a pittance, probably because it was seized solid – none of the controls worked, and the shutter was frozen at half-cock. I liked the f1.7 50mm lens and kinda wanted a project to work on this weekend, so I took it home. Turned out all it needed was a fresh battery and a little careful prodding of the shutter. It un-seized with a polite *click* and works great now. :D
The “flash of familiar blue”. Yeah, we’ve seen that before :D
This odd typecast missive was included with the Corsair 710. No idea if it was written by the machine’s original owner or some thrift shopping passerby.