Shutter speeds are controlled manually or automatically. Conclusion the himatic 7s and 9 were the highwater mark for fullsize fixedlens minolta rangefinders. Ive collected and used several minolta slrs since then, but as work and. I have tried the sr44 and it seems that my little minolta gives readings pretty close to the ones from my gossen sbc. A vintage look at the minolta hi matic 7sii by brandon huff. The minolta hi matic 7sii is a great compact rangefinder that was introduced in 1977, and was the last high specification fixed lens rangefinder made by minolta. Minolta himatic 7s instruction manual, minolta himatic 7s. Some minolta fans believe the 7sii has the same lens as the minolta produced 402 leica cl, a claim which i found extremely hard to believe considering the price difference. Minolta hi matic 7sii, a small rangefinder introduced in 1977 and sold as the small family camera versatile enough for a pro. Minolta himatic 7s instruction manual, minolta himatic. The most impressive feature of this camera for me is the top quality minolta.
Minolta himatic 7sii, using lr44 batteries discussion in. Here are the ones i have gathered in electronic form, either as pdf or zipped folders of images. The 7s was introduced in 1966 and was a slightly improved version of the model 7 and used a cds cell instead of the a selenium. It was introduced in 1977 and had all of the best features. Conclusion the hi matic 7s and 9 were the highwater mark for fullsize fixedlens minolta rangefinders. The worst aspect of the himatic series with one exception is the autoexposure with no manual capability. Justin westbrook, staff writer for jalopnik and film photography enthusiast, tells us about his experience shooting film at the rolex 24 in daytona. The camera i usedbought was equipped with a 40mm rokkor f1.
Film camera minolta himatic af owners manual 34 pages film camera minolta xd11 repair manual 57 pages. I believe that there is also a version from revere as well. It is a small and light weight rangefinder with a very. The minolta himatic 7sii, introduced in 1977, is a versatile 35mm, shutterpriority rangefinder camera. Rokkor files dedicated to the minolta enthusiast cameras. If you are after a dslr than i would keep one of my e1s with the hld2 and. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. Kodak guide to restoring antique cameras mamiya msx service manual minolta srt service manual. I had a himatic g in 2005, but it had exposure issues. Minolta hi matic 7sii in reply to snkenai jul 4, 2009 ha, not what you probably wanted to hear. Himatic rangefinder 7sii minolta black rokkor vented w paint hood40mm hood40mm paint w himatic black rokkor rangefinder vented minolta 7sii.
The minolta himatic 7sii is a great compact rangefinder that was introduced in 1977, and was the last high specification fixed lens rangefinder made by minolta. In minolta s case, 1977 saw their final effort in the form of the extremely compact, lightweight, and optically wonderful himatic 7sii. Himatic was the name of a longrunning series of 35 mm cameras made by minolta. View and download minolta himatic 7s owners manual online. I juste received a minolta hi matic 7s i bought on ebay. In 1963 the minolta himatic 7 succeeded the original minolta himatic 35mm rangefinder camera. I purchased this minolta hi matic 7s from a secondhand goods store in christchurch for a very reasonable price. I purchased this minolta himatic 7s from a secondhand goods store in christchurch for a very reasonable price. This camera doesnt even have info in the viewfinder that tells you what the exposure is. Documented my dissassembly disection of a old minolta himatic s.
It had a lighter 350g compared with 560g and more compact camera body than the himatic e, and was less costly, with fewer features. I worked as a technician for a large denver camera service center performing repair and. Minolta himatic 7sii test shots ray phung photography. The hi matic 7s is an evolution of the original hi matic from 1962 which was one of the very first japanese cameras with full auto exposure. Receive a high quality printed and bound manual in days. Compact, well finished 35rf with fast lens, ae and manual exposure.
It is a full featured model with shutter priority automatic together with manual exposure. If i could have only one camera it would be a compact rangefinder that can, when necessary, run without batteries. When in auto mode you can half press the shutter button to lock the exposure. Briefly, the cameras were rangefinder focusing, with automatic exposure, plus manual control guided by a viewfinder meter pointer that registered. The minolta himatic line has been a popular and longrunning series of 35mm rangefinder cameras since first being introduced in 1962.
The minolta himatic 7sii is a great compact rangefinder that was introduced in. Im looking at the minolta himatic 7sii and the canonet ql17 iii. There arent too many details but the end result looks pretty nice. Someone on mu43 got crafty with a himatic 7sii cringe hope it was a dead camera lens.
Minolta hi matic 7sii manual minolta srt101 manual minolta srt200 manual nikon n6006 manual. A vintage look at the minolta hi matic 7sii by brandon. Find great deals on ebay for minolta himatic 7s ii and minolta himatic 7sii. It is one of the compact rangefinders to remain popular with film shooters today. The hi matic 7sii is the smaller brother of the full sized hi matic 7s.
It offers shutter priority auto exposure and full manual control. In minoltas case, 1977 saw their final effort in the form of the extremely compact, lightweight, and optically wonderful himatic 7sii. Minolta hi matic 7 s ii film rangefinder camera for sale. This is a minolta himatic e 35mm rangefinder camera made by minolta camera co.
Minolta himatic 7sii languages minolta semi model p 120 film. Minolta hi matic 7sii rangefinder manual shawnee union. The manual will have a clear acetate front cover and a white card back cover. Minolta hi matic 7s minolta hi matic 7s ii posted 2807. It was one of the last quality minolta rangefinder cameras with fast sub f2 lenses before the line was replaced with cheap point and shoot models that were manufactured by third party companies. But before totally abandoning the oncepopular rangefinder, each of the major japanese makers seemed to honor their recent pasts by producing one last serious fixedlens rangefinder. It is almost completely buried in popularity by the himatic 7sii. The minolta hi matic line has been a popular and longrunning series of 35mm rangefinder cameras since first being introduced in 1962. The feature sets look about the same, and ive seen some commentary on the web that the minolta s lens outperforms the canons in sharpness.
The 7s was introduced in 1966 and was a slightly improved version of the model 7 and used a cds cell instead of the a selenium meter including a faster 45mm rokkorpf f1. This is a minolta hi matic 7s rangefinder camera built by minolta camera k. Maciek, from what ive read from numerous sources, the revue 400se, the minolta himatic 7sii, vivitar 35es, and one other brand that i cant remember prinz, maybe. Konica auto s3, and minolta himatic 7sii are all the same camera with the same f1. 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.
You want oly, i also love my 35 rd that just arrived. Oct 23, 20 the minolta hi matic 7sii is a pretty fun rangefinder. Get the best deals on minolta hi matic when you shop the largest online selection at. In 1972 minolta released a new version of their himatic consumer rangefinder cameras, the himatic f, with the less sophisticated 38mm f2. Pictures of the minolta himatic 7s with added hotshoe and clc metering. What to look for when selecting minolta rangefinder film cameras. Butkus library of camera instruction manuals where film camera instruction manuals have been found for free since 1997 donations accepted with a smile. Minolta himatic7sii placement guide minolta light seals. Im not going to try to say one is better than the other. The minolta manual can be either perfect or spiral bound. That means that a lens designed for the sr2 released in 1958 will work just as effectively on the last minolta manual focus camera made.
Minolta himatic e manuals and user guides, film camera. Ive collected sooo many manuals for vintage cameras and accessories but theyre mostly in that pesky paper based physical form. Mamiya usa has the manuals for most of its current and past medium format cameras online sorry, they dont have any of their classic 35mm cameras konica minolta instruction manuals minolta usa should be praised for having all of their classic camera manuals online. Minolta himatic af2 rangefinder camera made in japan 1981. It is important to note that the disassembly is not done in keeping the original. I think the hi matic e has the same lens but has the more difficult to find battery. Minolta rangefinder film cameras have been around since 1947. In 1972 minolta released a new version of their hi matic consumer rangefinder cameras, the hi matic f, with the less sophisticated 38mm f2.
User manuals, guides and specifications for your minolta himatic e film camera. Digital camera minolta dimage 7hi instruction manual. Rangefinders and rangefinder lenses f stop cameras. The most impressive feature of this camera for me is the top quality minolta rokkor pf 45mm f1. Feb 16, 2009 flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Minolta himatic 7s minolta himatic 7sii minolta himatic 7sii languages minolta semi model p 120 film, minolta. The hi matic 7s and hi matic 9 followed the h matic 7 in 1966, and were improved versions of the 7. In fact, the quirky leather case is the virtually identical to the one on my auto s2, and if you remove the bottom thumbscrew the cameras fit in each others cases. The himatic 7s is an evolution of the original himatic from 1962 which was one of the very first japanese cameras with full auto exposure. Save money, save time, and improve your photography. The minolta himatic 7sii is a pretty fun rangefinder. Im a nikon digital slr shooter who wants to get into the world of compact fixedlens rangefinders.
Database contains 1 minolta himatic e manuals available for free online viewing or downloading in pdf. Find great deals on ebay for minolta hi matic 7s ii and minolta hi matic 7sii. Minolta hi matic 7sii placement guide film cameras light seal kits. Uscamera online since 1998 minolta seal kits also vintage parts, cameras, flash, lenses service manuals part lists minolta himatic 7sii placement guide. They used the same rangefinder technology that had been used in the leica line of cameras since 1932. It allows shutter priority automatic operation or complete manual operation no metered manual mode. It had new features, especially a cds meter placed above the lens optics within the filter connection ring, a manual shutter. Minolta himatic 7s minolta himatic 7s ii posted 2807. If you arent completely happy just return the manual for a full refund. Get the best deals on minolta rangefinder film cameras when you shop the largest online selection at. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The minolta himatic 7sii was is one of the best of the japanese rangefinder cameras made before the age of plastic point and shoots and slrs had completely taken over the majority of the market. A classic japanese fixed lens rangefinder from the 60s with a sharp 45mm fast lens, aperture and shutter priority mode plus manual.
Hi matic was the name of a longrunning series of 35 mm cameras made by minolta. Flagship rangefinder for less the minolta himatic 9. Over the years, i have had minolta rfs land in my lap, and a few, such as a minolta 7s worked quite well, but i didnt fall in love with it. Use them in my himatic 7s, srt201 and other older cameras. I used one of these to photography my sons first steps. This was a time when leitz and minolta were working in cooperation.
There are now many different rangefinder cameras to choose from, and here are some things to consider when selecting. The minolta himatic 7sii was one of the best japanese rangefinder cameras before. May 24, 2017 but before totally abandoning the oncepopular rangefinder, each of the major japanese makers seemed to honor their recent pasts by producing one last serious fixedlens rangefinder. The camera is very similar in most respects to the vivitar 35es, revue 400se and konica auto s3, and is believed to have been built by cosina for minolta. Its a super compact metal body camera, equipped with the sharp and pretty fast rokkor 40mm f1. Its compact, has a sharp and fast lens and allows full manual control. The minolta himatic 7sii was a fixed lens 35mm rangefinder produced in 1977. Minolta himatic 7sii seals minolta himatic film cameras 35mm film cameras. Minolta manual focus cameras are a real joy to use due to their big, bright viewfinders consistently the best in the market at their time of release, their straightforward user interface and their reliability. The rangefinder had only parallax marks, no mechanical parallax correction. View and download minolta hi matic 7s owners manual online. Not sure who actually made it, but i suspect that it was actually either konica or minolta. Minolta himatic f rangefinder camera made in japan 1972. View and download minolta himatic e owners manual online.
The original hi matic of 1962 was the first minolta camera to feature automatic exposure and achieved a small degree of fame when a version the ansco autoset was taken into space by john glenn in 1962. A look at the minolta 7s rangefinder camera released in 1966. Mar 03, 2009 flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. If the image below looks like your camera, click below to see the full. Konica minolta digital camera instruction manual 156 pages. In fact, its quite common to hear 7sii owners complain about working meters overexposing by two. Minolta hi matic f hi tamas, i can give you some insight on the hi matic f, as i have a nice, functional one that i use occasionally. In addition to the auto exposure operation, the camera has full manual control. Ahhh the minolta 7sii, a sleek japanese rangefinder curated in 1977 as an upgrade from earlier renditions dating back to 1962. A new kickstarter campaign has launched today which seeks to fund production of a new instax instant film camera, an slr with an m42 lens mount. The original himatic of 1962 was the first minolta camera to feature automatic. As once a famous italian camera repairman told me, revue never produced their own cameras. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.
I found on this forum that a repair manual for the hi matic 9 is. It has a body about the size of the himatics f and g, and the 40mm f1. Spiral binding is stronger, opens completely flat and is recommended for larger manuals. Jul 21, 2014 minolta himatic 7sii, using lr44 batteries. Uscamera has thousands of new and used minolta film camera parts, look here. It is in excellent condition apart from a slightly loose film winding lever.
View and download minolta hi matic 7s manual online. Casual photophile cameras, film, lenses, photography. It has a body about the size of the hi matics f and g, and the 40mm f1. Guest blog by daniel vandurmen ever since the mid eighties, when i took my first job, sacking groceries, to save enough money to buy my first real camera, the minolta x700, ive been a minolta devotee. Briefly, the cameras were rangefinder focusing, with automatic exposure, plus manual control guided by a viewfinder meter pointer that registered against an ev scale. This is a minolta himatic 7s rangefinder camera built by minolta camera k. Minolta hi matic 7s manual only rangefinder film camera rokkorpf 45mm f1. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. The black paint 7sii is extremely hard to find and very well finished. Minolta hi matic 7sii placement guide film cameras.493 855 1344 983 925 1286 343 310 675 1660 467 1300 54 497 853 1348 577 222 1019 612 287 1039 1390 962 833 749 1322 626