Body design of a minolta rangefinder camera!
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
In this article, we are interested in the body design of minolta’s rangefinder film compact camera released in 1966.
minolta HI-MATIC ９ (Reference product)
The shape of the part next to the battery compartment lid at the bottom is very different on the camera body.
This part of the film chamber is where the film is attached. The corners of the lid are folded back and overlap the inside of the body.
The film chamber lid is opened and smoothly molded.
The lid of the film chamber is shaped to hold down the film body.
The film can be applied very smoothly because of the gouge in the area where the film is attached.
The film fits nicely.
In this issue, we introduced the body design of minolta’s rangefinder film compact camera released in 1966.
I introduced the body design of the Fujica compact camera before, and I think it is a very good part that the minolta Hi-Matic 9 has succeeded the excellent and wonderful design of the Fujica compact camera from different manufacturers.
I am satisfied to discover again the excellence of the design other than the pleasure of taking pictures!
I will continue to introduce various fine and excellent designs of film cameras and my favorite parts of them, so please look forward to them!
Thank you again for reading this column.
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Writer Takashi Okumura