Minolta Vectis S series

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Minolta Vectis S-1.

The Minolta Vectis S series comprises two models of analogue SLR cameras made by Minolta, the flagship model Vectis S-1 and the Vectis S-100. The cameras feature a compact design, owing to the use of prisms instead of mirrors in the viewfinder.

The Vectis V-lenses used by these models are not compatible with any other lens mount, including Minolta's 35mm AF Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha and the SR/MC/MD-lens-system, and are difficult to adapt to modern cameras to focus normally as the Flange focal distance of the V-mount APS system is only 38mm. Only an early DSLR camera body, the Minolta RD 3000, also used the V-lens mount.

The Vectis brand was also shared with a number of small APS rangefinder cameras, including the waterproof Vectis Weathermatic and Vectis GX series. The model numbers of these cameras don't include the S prefix used for the SLR series.


List of V-mount interchangeable lenses:

  • Prime lenses
    • 17mm F/3.5
    • 50 F/3.5 Macro 1:2
    • 400mm F/8 Reflex
  • Zooms
    • 22-80mm F/4-5.6
    • 25-150mm F/4.5-6.3
    • 28-56mm F/4-5.6
    • 56-170mm F/4.5-5.6
    • 80-240mm F/4.5-5.6 APO


  1. Information about the Vectis S-1 and S-100
  2. Models and manuals for Minolta Vectis series cameras