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Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 35mm camera w/ case (serial 2897257) | film🎞tested

Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 35mm camera w/ case (serial 2897257) | film🎞tested

Regular price $250.00 CAD
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The Minolta Hi Matic AF2 is a classic early 80s auto-focus point-and-shoot 35mm camera. It's very easy to use and takes superb photos. Its fast and sharp 38mm f2.8 lens makes it an excellent camera for street/party photography (for example, much of Ricky Powell's classic NYC street photography was shot using a Hi Matic AF2). 

It has focus/flash icons and a subtle beeping warning to prevent you taking out-of-focus or unexposed pictures. The camera is powered by two ordinary AA batteries. Unlike most other vintage point-and-shoot cameras, the Hi-Matic AF2 allows the use of rechargeable batteries.

Note: It's a very easy camera to use but one function sometimes confuses new users: when you first load the film (and before you take your first photo), you need to crank the film advance lever repeatedly until it locks and the number 1  appears in frame counter window.

The camera is powered by 2 ordinary AA batteries (not included). A Minolta 'ever-ready' case is included.

Condition notes

The camera is in very good cosmetic condition (see photos) and is working perfectly. It was tested with film and it delivered sharp, correctly exposed photos. In addition, we verified the camera's film plane focus with an autocollimator and we confirmed the auto-exposure accuracy using a calibrated light and a shutter tester. 


  • Lens: Minolta 38mm f2.8 4 elements in 3 groups, 59º angle of view; filter mount: 46mm
  • Type: Auto-focus 35mm camera with automatic exposure control, electronic shutter and built-in flash, plus two types of piezoelectric-oscillator audible warnings
  • Focussing: Auto-focus type 1m (3.3 ft.) to infinity, with focus-hold function when the shutter release is slightly pressed
  • Shutter: Behind the lens electronic type programmed for AE from EV 6 (1/8sec at f2.8) to EV 17 (1/430sec at f/17 )X-sync at 1/40sec.;self-timer: approx 10 sec.delay
  • Exposure system: CdS type, coupled AE range EV 6 to EV 17; film speed range ASA 25 to 400; automatic compensation when filters used; low-light warning lamp and steady audible signal come on when the exposure is under EV 8.4
    (1/40 sec at f2.8)
  • Viewfinder: Bright-frame type with parallax-correction marks, LED focus-zone signals for focusing and flash range,flash-monitor lamp, low-light warning lamp
    and Auto-focus zone marks
  • Power: Two 1.5v AA-size (penlight) alkaline,sealed carbon-zinc,or 1.2v Nickel cadmium cells for AE system, automatic-focus system, indicator lights, piezoelectric audible signals,and flash operation
  • Flash system: Built-in, pop-up flash automatically turns on and engages flashmatic system which sets shutter for X-sync exposures at 1/4O sec.;aperture coupled to Auto-Focus system providing automatic exposure and adjustment throughout the flash range; LED focus-zone signals in the viewfinder and beeping audible signal alert when subject is out of flash range
  • Flash range:
  • ASA/ISO Flash range
  • ISO 25: 2.5m(3.3- 8 ft.)
  • ISO 64:  3.5m(3.3- 11ft.)
  • ISO 100: 4.8m(3.3- 16ft.) 
  • ISO 400: 6m (3.3- 20ft.)
  • ISO 1000: - 15m (3.3- 50ft.)
  • Number of flashes per set of batteries*: Up to 250 with alkaline cells;up to 100 with Ni-Cd cells;up to 60 with sealed carbon-zinc cells
  • Minimum recycle time*: Approx. 5 sec. with alkaline or Ni-Cd cells; approx. 7 sec. with sealed carbon-zinc cells
    * As determined by Minolta's standard testing method. Actual perforance will depend On type, brand, manufacturer, age of batteries, and ambient temperature
  • Film advance: Lever type with single 140º stroke after 30º unengaged movement
  • Color temperature:  Balanced for daylight-type color film
    Size: 53.5 x 76 x 129mm (2-1/8 x 3 x 5-1/16in.)
    Weight: 335 g (11-13/16oz.) without batteries
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