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Minolta Hi-Matic 11 35mm rangefinder camera w/ 'ever-ready' case

Minolta Hi-Matic 11 35mm rangefinder camera w/ 'ever-ready' case

Regular price $149.00 USD
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The Minolta Hi-Matic 11 is a superb fixed-lens rangefinder from 1969. It features a sharp and fast Rokkor-PF 45mm F1.7 lens (6 elements in 5 groups) and two very good autoexposure modes (fully automatic and shutter priority).

Though this camera omits the fully manual mode that was available in the Hi-Matic 9, it does allow you to half-press the shutter release to lock the metering, which is handy for difficult lighting situations. 

This camera requires a 675 zinc-air battery (optional).

Condition notes
This camera was film tested and delivered sharp, correctly exposed photos. We confirmed its focus on an autocollimator and its autoexposure accuracy using a calibrated light source and a shutter tester. This camera and its ever-ready case are in very good cosmetic condition (see photos). 

Example photos
Here are some pictures that other people have taken with the Hi-Matic 11:
https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3336346-minolta-hi-matic-11/photos

Manual
https://www.cameramanuals.org/minolta_pdf/minolta_hi-matic_11.pdf

Specifications

  • Type: 35mm rangefinder camera with CdS electric-eye
  • Lens: Rokkor-PF 45mm F1.7, 6 elements in 5 The angles
  • Angle of view: 52°
  • Filter mount: 55mm, screw-in
  • Lens shade mount: 57mm, slip-on
  • Shutter: SEIKO ALA, three-way exposure controlled by easy, quick action
    Fully automatic programmed control: EV6.5 (F1.7, 1/30 sec) to EV17 (F22, 1/250 sec). 
  • Automatic diaphragm control: Shutter speeds from 1/8 up to 1/500 sec. "B" for long time exposure.
  • Automatic flash control: Guide number settings from 10 to 80 in meters (32 to 260 in feet).
  • Built-in self-timer: Delay shutter release (10 sec)
  • Film winding: Lever type, quick wind automatically cocks shutter, advances film counter and prevents double exposure.
  • Winding methods and angle: Single full stroke or multiple short strokes in 220°
  • Film counter: Automatic resetting counter shows number of frames exposed.
  • Film and frame size: Standard 35mm film 12, 20 or 36 exposures, 36 x24mm
  • Finder: Tinted bright frame view/rangefinder with automatic parallax correction
  • Indication and warning: F-number, shutter speed, exposure warning, battery condition and flashmatic indicator visible in finder.
  • Focusing: Direct helicoid focusing coupled to superimposed rangefinder, focusing down to 3ft (1m).
  • Exposure meter: Built-in CdS with CLC (Contrast Light Compensator) exposure meter in the lens barrel coupled to shutter and film speed setting, automatically compensates for filters or lens attachment.
  • Film speed range: ASA 25 to 500, DIN 15 to 28
  • Working range: F1.7, 1/8 sec. to F22, 1/500 sec.
  • Battery checker: Built-in, visible in viewfinder
  • Battery: 1.35v, button-shape mercury battery for photographic
    applications, Mallory PX-625, PX-13, Eveready EPX-625,
    EPX-13 or equivalent. Note: 675 zinc-air batteries are a good modern substitute
  • Other features: SLS (Safe Load Signal) shows proper film load and transport
  • Easy loading with specially designed multiple slot take-up spool. Cordless and cord flash contact. Provision for eyepiece corrector (Optional)
  • Size & weight: Height; 3¼ in (82mm) Width; 5½ in (140mm), Depth; 3 in (75mm), 26 oz (740 g)
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