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Matsui 35mm camera

I found this camera in my moms attic with no instructions everyone is tellin me that this camera thkes wonderfull pics can u help plzz thanks shelly conley ps. the reason i wanted to know how to use it i just had my first child a baby boy so it would come in handy thanks for your time

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  • kayboren Jan 24, 2009

    My mom found this Matsui Camer "A" at a yard sale several years ago and I would love to find a manual for it.


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