Among the best of the older Hi-Matic rangefinder camera series of Minolta. The Hi-Matic 9 is a 35mm compact camera with a fast Rokkor PF 45mm f1.7 lens (6 elements in 5 groups) with a 55mm filter thread. The camera feature an auto exposure mode by lining the A settings on the shutter and aperture dial to the arrow. Manual aperture selection has seven click stops with f1.7, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11 and 16. The shutter is a Seiko-FLA with speed from 1 to 1/500 with ten click stops and bulb. The lens barrel also has a EV indicator window.
The built-in CLC meter has film speed settings 25 to 800 ASA with a sensitivity from 5.5 to 17 EV and powered by mercury 625 battery. The viewfinder is parallax corrected with the light meter display in EV as well as over, under, flash exposure. A battery status indicator is also in the view finder. To use line up the green dots on the focusing lens barrel to the check indicator. The meter needle in the view finder should point within the block area for good battery condition.
Produced: 1966 Minolta Camera Co., Japan
Film type: 135 (35mm)
Picture size: 24mm x 36mm
Weight: 26.4oz (748.4g)
Lens Rokkor: 45mm 1:1.7-22 (6 elements in 5 groups)
Filter size: 55mm screw-in, 57mm slip-on
Focal rang:e 3′ to infinity
Shutter speeds: B, 1/4-1/500 manual or automatic
Viewfinder: coupled rangefinder with auto parallax correction
Exposure meter: lens mounted CdS CLC with viewfinder needle (EV)
EV range: 5.5 to 17 @ ASA 100
Battery: originally PX625 1.35v mercury - Search for MRB25 Wein Cell replacement
Easy-Flash system; set GN on lens barrel for AE
Hotshoe, PC sync (syncs at all speeds on X setting)
This camera is in very good condition with fully replaced light seals and a quick shutter. Mechanically tested and appears to be in good working order. Ships securely packaged in a sturdy carton or if you're in the GTA you can use coupon code LocalPickup at checkout to remove the shipping cost and pick up in store at your convenience
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Jun 7, 2018
Great quality, exactly as described.