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Minolta Riva Zoom 105EX 35mm Compact Point & Click Film Camera


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The Minolta Riva Zoom 105EX is a compact camera. It was built by Minolta in Japan in the 90s. The model comes with a plastic body and was offered in black and silver. The camera is easy to use, making it well suited for beginners and casual users. The model was also marketed under the name “Minolta Freedom Zoom 105EX“.

The 35mm camera comes with a fixed lens. The extendable zoom goes from 38mm to 105mm on this model. Built up, the lens is made up of four elements in four groups. The widest available aperture is f/3.5 (38 mm) and f/9.2 (105 mm). An autofocus system has been built into the 35mm photo camera for focusing the lens. The closest focusing distance is specified at 60 cm for this lens.

Photography is facilitated by the built-in light meter. It can be used with films with a sensitivity of ISO 25 to ISO 3200. The film speed is read via the DX code on the film cartridge. Exposure settings are automatically determined by the camera technology.

The photo camera comes with a built-in flash. The power reaches up to 5.5 meters at ISO 100. There is an automatic mode, a red-eye prevention on the photos, a fill-in flash and the possibility to turn off the flash. A mode for portrait shots at night is also available. In this, the camera selects a longer exposure time to capture the ambient light and fires the flash to freeze the subject in the foreground.

The 35mm camera has a self-timer. The self-timer has a lead time of ten seconds. You can securely attach the camera to a tripod through the thread on the bottom. Photos can be taken from a distance of up to six meters with the additional wireless shutter release.

The dimensions of the Minolta Riva Zoom 105EX are 12.9 x 6.6 x 4.1 cm according to the manual. It weighs 260 grams. There is an attachment for a camera strap on the side.

Every camera we sell is vigorously inspected by our team. Our ten-part inspection method includes the following checks:

  1. Lens - we check for any mould, dust, haze, dirt, cracks and air bubbles. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining are noted.
  2. Zoom – we inspect both manual and power zoom work smoothly. Any issues are noted.
  3. Focus – we check that manual focus is smooth and works well. If automatic focus is included as a feature that is also checked.
  4. Motor / Claw – we check that the motor runs smoothly at all advertised speeds and that the film claw has sufficient torque to advance film.
  5. Filmgate – this is inspected and any dirt or hair is removed.
  6. Lightmeter – the lightmeter is inspected to ensure it automatically reacts correctly to light. Manual aperture control and/or backlight is also checked if included as a feature.
  7. Viewfinder – we inspect for mould, dust and haze or damage. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining is noted.
  8. Battery terminals - we inspect for rust/corrosion, cleaning and repairing where needed.
  9. Body – where possible we clean any imperfections. Any remaining cosmetic damage is noted.
  10. Additional Features – all additional model specific features (such as timelapse or crossfade) are checked for functionality.

Unless specifically mentioned in the product description, all items sold through our website have passed the above inspection and are fully working. With thousands of sales under our belt and 3000+ positive reviews our customers have found that our inspections are comprehensive and correctly reflect the condition of the camera. In the unlikely case that there is an issue, we offer a full 60 day warranty – allowing you plenty of time to check the camera yourself.


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Where we sell vintage products that have been used and loved for many years, all our items are vigorously inspected by our team of experts before listing. Unless noted otherwise, all our items have been fully tested and are working correctly and come with 30 day no-quibble returns and a  full 60 day warranty – we believe this will give you enough time to test the product for yourself to ensure you’re happy with it.

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