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MINOLTA HI-MATIC 7Sii

MINOLTA HI-MATIC 7Sii
PRODUCT ID: SF.110702

OVERVIEW
The Minolta Hi-matic 7SII is a great compact rangefinder that was introduced in 1977, and was the last high specification fixed lens rangefinder made by Minolta. It features a 40mm f/1.7 lens comprising 6 elements in 4 groups that is very sharp,and has excellent contrast often compared to the Leitz 40mm/f2 Summicron-C. The 40mm focal length is very convenient for street photography, and the very compact size of the camera means that it can be carried anywhere with ease, and used with discretion.

The operating controls of the 7SII are very easy to use and the camera is actually very well suited to fast, fluid photographic situations. The fact that the camera has a ‘B’ or ‘bulb’ setting means that long exposures may be obtained through use of a threaded shutter release. Combined with the fast aperture, full manual exposure capacity, and flash sync at all speeds it is a camera that an experienced photographer can really use and enjoy, without feeling that their creative options are restricted.

It is an exceptionally highly finished camera that exudes quality and I personally see it as top-class in the compact fixed lens RF category.

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

NAME Minolta Hi-Matic 7sII
MANUFACTURER Minolta, Japan
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE 1977
FILM FORMAT Type 135 film (35mm standard)
VIEWFINDER Bright frame-lines with parallax compensation. Needle readout shows aperture setting.
FOCUSING Fully coupled rangefinder. Lens use helical focusing.
LENS Rokkor 40/1.7, 6 elements in 4 groups. Fixed.
FILTER SIZE 49mm
SHUTTER Mechinical Copal shutter with speeds 1/8-1/500 sec & B
APERTURE f/1.7-16
METERING Silicon cell mounted above lens, with Program automatic electronic exposure.
ISO RANGE 20-800
FLASH SYNC Hot-shoe mount. Sync at all speeds.
FRAME COUNTER Auto-reset
BATTERY TYPE Designed for 1.35v EPX-675 Mercury battery, now replaced by 1.4V PX675 Zinc-air battery.
SIZE & WEIGHT 115 x 60 x 77mm

AVAILABLE AT THE MADECINESHOP

DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT ID: SF.110702
COSMETICS This camera is hardly used.
Light user marks with just a few bright lines on base chrome areas.
Very clean inside out.
A well-preserved specimen with no dents or signs of impact.
OPTICS Pristine. Viewfinder clean. RF contrasty and accurate.
MECHANICS CLA’ed and 100% functioning.
OTHERS Original case in 9.5/10 condition.
OVERALL RATING 9.5/10 Hard to find camera in exceptional condition!
WHAT’S INCLUDED Camera, new UV filter, collapsable lens hood, original lens cap, original case + strap and fresh battery.
WARRANTY 30 days

PRICE: SGD 450  (Delivery to your doorstep at no extra charge)

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  1. jennifer boulandet
    26/10/2012 at 13:13

    Hi Jaye, is it sold yet? I would be very interested if not 🙂

  2. Amber
    26/11/2011 at 07:58

    Hello,

    I’m interested in purchasing a RF that is suitable for beginners. Been shooting on an LC-A+ for some time and decided to switch… Between the Yashica, Minolta and Kodak on your shop, which one would you recommend more? I heard from a friend that the Canonet is quite good too… Any recommendations?

    • madecine
      28/11/2011 at 13:30

      Hi there, thanks for your inquiry. The canonet is a popular choice because it’s generally a good performer at an affordable price compared to it’s counterparts. I personally think the lens on the minolta 7sii and konica auto s3 are a tat sharper but they’re significantly pricier, also partly due to their rarity and collectors driving prices up. If you’re one who enjoys taking good pictures, go canon. If you also like holding a camera that vintage literates may admire, then perhaps the minolta or konica suits you better. 🙂
      Hope this helps.

  3. Erwin Lota
    19/08/2011 at 02:47

    you still haven’t replied yet.

    • madecine
      19/08/2011 at 03:31

      kindly send your message again as we did not receive anything previously. you can either post it here again or drop us an email. Thank you.

  4. Erwin Lota
    14/08/2011 at 18:20

    Jaye,

    I sent you a message.

    Erwin

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