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Vintage Videos: The Minolta Talker

There was some disbelief in the last Vintage Video, the one with a talking camera. So without further ado, I present to you the original advertisement for the Minolta Talker!

It’s funny to note that once upon a time, a talking camera seemed like a good idea. It told you if you needed flash, if you’re too far for the flash, and if you’re out of film. You’d think that all that effort expended could just have gone into a better camera, no? But the introduction of this camera, together with other innovations during that time practically propelled the company into the foreground of the photography world.Let’s hope that they rise from the ashes!

written by cruzron

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