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Minolta’s HI-MATIC series!



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Today we will look at a Minolta rangefinder film compact camera released in 1966.

minolta HI-MATIC9 (Reference product)

It has a simple exterior design with a steel silver-colored base and black grips.

The lens is the traditional ROKKOR! 45mm f/1.7.
There is a light receiving section for program shutter.

The lens has shutter speed and aperture, as well as film sensitivity and a focusing ring, just like a lens for an SLR camera.
There is also a battery check ring.

The viewfinder is in the atmosphere like a window of a building.

View from the top,
The film rewind handle, accessory shoe, shutter release button, film winding lever, and film counter.

The bottom of the camera is equipped with a film rewind button, a tripod mount, and a battery compartment.

The rear has a viewfinder and a window for checking the film winding.

This time, we introduced Minolta’s rangefinder film compact camera released in 1966.

The HI-MATIC series was released from 1961 to 1982 with various evolutions.

The shutter was made by watch manufacturers such as Citizen and SEIKO.

The first HI-MATIC was a very famous camera in the United States as the camera that flew into space on a spaceship.

This HI-MATIC series is a long-standing series, and we look forward to introducing more in the future as opportunities arise!

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Writer Takashi Okumura