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Old 24th March 2023, 12:38 PM
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Default Minolta Autocord CDS

I have had the good fortune to acquire a mintish Minolta Autocord TLR. It has the 12 or 24 exposure option pressure plate which I gather indicates it is either a CDSII or CDSIII model.
Could anyone tell me how to tell the difference between the models and also recommend a UK based repairer who could service the camera?. I used to own a Yashicamat 124G with which I shot some Fuji Velvia slides and was always impressed by the jump in quality from 35mm.
Looking forward to doing so again with this one.
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Old 27th March 2023, 07:43 AM
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Regarding servicing. I had my Yashica-mat serviced by Dave at Camera Repair Workshop at Blechley, Milton Keynes. He does all my camera repairs and doesn't charge a fortune.

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Old 27th March 2023, 10:24 AM
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Regarding servicing. I had my Yashica-mat serviced by Dave at Camera Repair Workshop at Blechley, Milton Keynes. He does all my camera repairs and doesn't charge a fortune.

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I will go along with this repairer. He was a specialist with Minolta and I do believe when Minolta closed he acquired all the available spares. so he's your man. He had done 2 jobs for me both with complete satisfaction. One was cleaning and lubricating the aperture ring on a Rodagon APO enlarging lens. The second was repairing a Minolta XM where the film speed indicator dial had become detached from shutter speed dial. and of course a clean and speed check.

One thing though he has semi retired so his service may be a bit slower. It may be better to get in touch first to get his time estimate. His phone number is 07436 791736
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He has just serviced my Minolta minoltina-s quite beautifully. God knows where I will send stuff when he retires

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