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kymar 01-04-2020 21:49

Why no dedicated Minolta sub-forum?
 
Surely I can't be the only one who has a bit of a thing for Himatics?

If ya got em, let's seem em!

20200104_172224-01 by m h, on Flickr

Solinar 01-09-2020 11:12

You may want to post in the Fixed Lens 35mm RF subforum
 
The early Hi-Matics are definitely under appreciated. Maybe it is because of their size. In my opinion, they had excellent build quality - which was fitted with a superb optic.

I have to ask. Is the orange puppy a Hi-Matic 9?

zuiko85 01-09-2020 11:35

That’s a handsome collection you have there. My first serious camera was a HiMatic 9 which unfortunately suffered a sad demise when one of my siblings (no one ever fessed up) spilled a whole glass of Pepsi on it. The tear down and cleaning would have been more than a new one. But by that time I was completely enamored with SLR’s and replaced it with a used Miranda D.

wwfloyd 01-09-2020 12:48

Here are my three. Someday, they'll get an overdue workout.
Minolta rangefinders by wwfloyd, on Flickr

Pál_K 01-09-2020 23:35

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Very nice collections you have. My Minolta rangefinder is a 7sII, which is in great condition:

Guth 01-12-2020 01:58

Beautiful cameras all.

kymar 01-14-2020 19:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solinar (Post 2934339)
The early Hi-Matics are definitely under appreciated. Maybe it is because of their size. In my opinion, they had excellent build quality - which was fitted with a superb optic.

I have to ask. Is the orange puppy a Hi-Matic 9?

Yes it is. When i got it, it had a very loose and wobbly lens so i had to do some deep surgery which then required a new covering.


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