Minolta Hi-Matic F 35mm Point and Shoot Camera


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Overall Condition 7/10, Comes with 6 months warranty

Sr No#: 213126


In 1972 Minolta released a new version of their Hi-Matic consumer rangefinder cameras, the HI-MATIC F, with the less sophisticated 38mm (f2.7) Rokkor lens. It had a lighter (350g compared with 560g) and more compact camera body than the Hi-Matic E, and was less costly, with fewer features. The rangefinder had only parallax marks, no mechanical parallax correction. The CdS meter did control exposure time and aperture. The camera had a flash guide number selector which provided an automatic aperture control depending on the distance for flashlight photography.

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  • Lens: 1:2,7/38mm (4 lenses)
  • Films: 35mm film of 25 - 500 ASA film speed
  • Exposure: CdS meter coupled with shutter; meter cell within the filter mounting ring
  • Shutter speed: 4 sec - 1/724 sec. ( flash x-sync at 1/20 sec.)
  • Viewfinder: dual-image coupled rangefinder
  • Weight: 350 g without the RM-640 battery
  • Dimensions 113 x 73 x 54 mm

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The Minolta Hi-Matic F was first developed in 1971. My camera is from 1972 as well, so this year will be its 40th anniversary. In a nutshell, it’s a typical rangefinder camera from seventies with an exposure meter derived from the Yashica Electro 35. I got it from an old man about 1.5 years back and right away was told that it’s ideal for street photography. In fact, beacause of that camera, I loved this genre so much. 

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Collections: Point and Shoots

Type: 35 mm camera

Vendor: Minolta

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