Chris's camera pages
This model was Minolta's first SLR. The SR-2 was introduced in 1958. The focal-plane shutter has speeds from 1 to 1/1000 second, with the flash synch setting shown by a red X between the 1/30 and 1/60 settings. This example is fitted with an Auto Rokkor-PF 58mm f/1.4 lens. The diaphragm is of a semi-auto type. The diaphragm opens to the maximum aperture for viewing when the shutter is cocked and then closes to the set value once the shutter is released. While of course, the camera has no exposure meter built-in, the camera has curious LV (light value) setting numbers around the base of the shutter speed dial and below the aperture setting numbers on the lens. To set the camera to match a LV of 14 for example, you could set the shutter speed dial to LV 7, which corresponds to 1/125 second and the aperture to LV 7, which corresponds to f/11, or whichever combination served your requirements best.