When was the Minolta 7s made?
The Minolta Hi-Matic 7s was released in 1966. It was (confusingly) the third camera in the Hi-Matic series, a successful line of consumer cameras that spanned 20 years.
Is Minolta Hi-Matic E good?
The Minolta Hi-Matic E was a fully automatic rangefinder with an excellent lens, excellent viewfinder, and excellent meter. It is a handsome and compact camera that easily fits in a large coat pocket or small handbag, making for an extremely capable daily camera.
Does Minolta Hi-Matic 7s need battery?
No, it doesn’t require batteries, although there are drawbacks to using the camera without them. The battery powers the camera’s light meter. This means you will not be able to shoot in auto without a battery.
Is Minolta Hi-Matic a rangefinder?
The Hi-Matic F is an automatic exposure camera that you have focus via a rangefinder. Being relativity light it’s the perfect size camera to wear around your neck and take pretty much anywhere.
What battery does a Minolta Hi Matic 7S use?
The 7S incorporated a SEIKO-LA fully automatic programmed shutter with manual control. The battery compartment was slightly larger to accommodate a PX-625 1.35V Mercury-Oxide battery. You can purchase the WEIN MRB625 1.35V Zinc-Air replacement battery on-line.
Does Minolta Hi Matic e need battery?
The Hi Matic E camera originally took two RM-640 batteries, side-by-side under a large battery flap on the camera base. The original batteries are unavailable, but there is a work-around.
Does Minolta Hi Matic E have flash?
Final thoughts on the Hi-Matic E I can’t help being reminded of the Olympus trip 35 when considering this camera, it does gain it’s automatic flash mode, and has rangefinder focusing over and above the Trip’s offering, but the simplistic feature set combined with a very impressive lens is very trip-like.
What battery does a Minolta 7S take?
Does Minolta Hi-Matic F have flash?
It has a double flash, so it is possible to connect a flash through hot shoe, or a cable. There is also a guide number selector.
What batteries does a Minolta Hi-Matic F use?
The Minolta Hi-Matic F is powered by two Mallory RM-640 batteries.
Do film cameras work without batteries?
Besides, while it’s true a mechanical camera will work without the batteries, its meter won’t, and who wants to shoot without a meter? Sure, you can use an external meter/phone app or ‘Sunny 16’, but there’s no need for a fallback when spare batteries are cheap and easy to carry.
Does Minolta Hi Matic F have flash?
When did the Minolta Hi Matic 7sII come out?
Minolta Hi-Matic 7sII, a small rangefinder introduced in 1977 and sold as “The small family camera versatile enough for a pro”. It is one of the compact rangefinders to remain popular with film shooters today.
What kind of Flash does the Minolta 7sII have?
The Auto Electroflash 25 and Electroflash 20 were the two flash units advertised for the Minolta 7SII. The Electroflash 20 was specifically designed for Hi-matic cameras, a compact and efficient electronic flash with a Guide number of 20.
Is the Minolta Hi-Matic 7S the all in one rangefinder camera?
It fits my bill 100% and to me it’s the all-in-one rangefinder camera! The Minolta Hi-Matic 7S is a pretty hefty camera (in more than one way!) that Minolta made in the late sixties. The era of rangefinders was drawing to an end, the Single Lens Reflex camera was the new magic moneymaker for the industry.
Why does the Minolta 7sII have color pictures on the box?
Minolta promoted the 7SII as ‘THE SMALL FAMILY CAMERA VERSATILE ENOUGH FOR A PRO.’ Product boxes with color pictures was an early marketing ploy by Minolta and became a favorite among collectors. What better way to keep costs down than to use identical box cutting dies and just change the printing.