Minolta - 35 I (Original) & Minolta - 35 l Model B                                      

Country of origin:


Number made:

Serial no. range:

Shutter speeds:

Standard lens:


1947 - 1948

Around 3000 (Incl. approx. 600 Original)

101 - 3xxx

T,1,2,5,10,25 (slow speed dial) B,25,35,50,100,200,500

Super Rokkor 2.8/45

Courtesy of Pacific Rim Camera

The differences between the two models are minor:

The slow speeds on the Model B are T,1,2,4,8,25.

There is no locking catch on the slow speed dial of the Model B.

The top plate of this camera is engraved Minolta-35, with a serial number below. The rear of the top plate is engraved C.K.S. for the maker (Chiyoda Kogaku). Earlier models are engraved as follows:



   No. xxxx

The image size on both models was 24x32mm.

Flash synchronization was not fitted.

Pictured camera: Model B with body serial number 1743. Lens is a Super Rokkor 2.8/45 with s/n 3455.
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