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Old 01-04-2020   #1
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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!

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Old 01-09-2020   #2
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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?
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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.
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Here are my three. Someday, they'll get an overdue workout.
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Old 01-10-2020   #5
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Very nice collections you have. My Minolta rangefinder is a 7sII, which is in great condition:
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Beautiful cameras all.
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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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