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MINOLTA HI-MATIC F BLACK *RARE

MINOLTA HI-MATIC F
PRODUCT ID:  SF.100820

OVERVIEW
The Minolta Hi-Matic F is a small coupled-rangefinder, leaf-shuttered 35mm camera with program automatic exposure. Released in 1972, it has a very sharp Rokkor 38mm f/2.7 coated lens (4 elements in 3 groups).

Although this is not a QL17 GIII, the Hi-matic F is a different kind of fun. It’s size makes you want to bring it wherever you go, and the 38mm f2.7 is sharp! No exposure settings to worry about, just focus and shoot! For hard to expose situations, i.e backlight, simply adjust the ASA ratings! Here is a link to read what Karen Nakamura has to say.

Personally, I love this camera to bits. It’s compact, easy to use and has fantastic optics. Here are some 
pictures I took with my Hi-matic F. More from others [1] [2] [3]

This set here is in black finish which is hard to come by.

The camera was designed to take the obselete 1.35 Mercury battery but adaptors are included to use the 1.4v 675 Zinc air hearing aid battery effectively.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

NAME Minolta Hi-matic F Rangefinder Camera
MANUFACTURER Minolta, Japan
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE 1972
FILM FORMAT Type 135 film (35mm standard),
FOCUSING Fully coupled rangefinder (parallax marks). Lens use helical focusing
LENS 38mm (fixed), f/2.7, Rokkor (4 elements in 3 groups). 46mm filter mount. Minimum focusing distance 0.8 meters
FILTER SIZE 46mm screw in
SHUTTER Seiko ESL Electronic Shutter 4 sec ~ 1/724 sec. X-flash sync at all speeds
METERING Silicon cell mounted above lens, with Program automatic electronic exposure. Lights on top of camera / rangefinder warn of under/over exposure conditions EV 0.9- 17 (at ISO 100)
ISO RANGE 25 – 500
FLASH External hot-shoe and PC cable connection
APERTURES f/2.7 – f/13
BATTERY TYPE 2 x 1.35v PX640 mercury cells (w/battery check feature)
(compatible with PX640A alkaline; Currently uses 1.4V PX675, included.)
SIZE & WEIGHT 113 x 73 x 54mm ; 360 grams

User Manual

AVAILABLE IN THE MADECINESHOP

DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT ID. SF.100820
COSMETICS Only small rubbing wear on the plastic around the viewfinder window preventing this camera from being Mint.
OPTICS Lens clean and clear, VF/RF clear and contrasty.
MECHANICS CLA’ed set in full working order!
OTHERS Original case has wear on internal edges and lens cap in 9/10 condition.
OVERALL RATING 10/10 -A hard to find camera in near mint condition!
WHAT’S INCLUDED Camera, original case+strap, original lens cap, battery adapters and fresh batteries.
WARRANTY 30-Days
PRICE SGD260 (Delivery to your doorstep is at no extra charge)

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  1. Azam
    19/07/2011 at 23:14

    Hello there!

    Do you still have this camera in stock? (:

    • madecine
      20/07/2011 at 13:23

      Hi Azam, yup this camera is still available 🙂

  2. Jesslyn
    14/04/2011 at 18:05

    Hello there!

    Do you sell the battery adaptor by itself?

    • madecine
      17/04/2011 at 03:38

      We typically don’t sell them I don’t see a problem with doing so. I would however recommend mailing small items like these rather than delivery to reduce cost. You can email us at enquiries@madecineshop.com to discuss further. 🙂

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