This is the Minolta 110 Zoom SLR MkII. It is a well built advanced 110 camera not dissimilar to the Pentax Auto 110 in targeted market. Batteries (2x LR44) are required for the camera to operate. The lens should be sharp and includes a macro mode. However, I was unable to get focus correct when in that mode.
Though seeming to work properly, this camera seemed to have issues with the shutter, initially acting as though there was very little light no matter the aperture setting. I discovered that the Fukkatsu 100 cartridge was incorrectly tabbed for speed. My guess is that there are so few advanced 110 cameras that they didn’t pay attention. The 400 ISO version should work fine. The solution for the 100 ISO was to tape the cameras registration pin into its alternate position.
If this little beauty had manual controls, it would easily be my favorite 110 camera. As it is both it and the Pentax Auto 110 need to have more film run through to determine winner of that title.
|Model||110 Zoom SLR Mark II|
|Shutter||vertical metal blade|
|Speed||1/4 – 1/1000 (auto), 1/125 (flash sync)|
|Lens||Minolta Zoom Rokkor-Macro|
|Focus||1.1m – ∞|
|Aperture||f3.5 – 16|
|Light Meter||Yes (TTL – aperture priority)|
Sample images taken on Fukkatsu 100, stand developed HC-110 1:100 30 minutes.