So it has taken me a while to put a film through my new but old Minolta Autocord L built in 1955. Slow in part because of the usual bevy of excuses of a busy life and partly becuase it is a little daunting. Just handling a lovely old piece of equipment that fits neatly into the realm of antique requires some consideration, let alone actually using it. But cameras were built to be used, and the Minolta Autocord is certainly an interesting camera to use.
The first film reveals the incredible clarity of the medium format image and the wonderful depth of field. I concentrated on just getting used ot handling the camera and consequently ended up guessing my exposure triangle which resulted in some over-exposed images, however the medium format meant that all the detail was there, it just needed some small adjustments in the levels.
I think there is a time and place for each camera that I have and the Autocord is going to be a valued member of my camera family.