Minolta 7s SLR Camera
The HI-MATIC 7s is a 35mm rangefinder camera with Contract Light Compensator (CLC) metering system. It added a hot shoe for flashes and the exposure system of the SRT 101 SLR-camera.
- One (1) Minolta HI-MATIC 7s Camera
- One (1) pack of Film
In 1963 the Minolta HI-MATIC 7 succeeded the original Minolta Hi-Matic 35mm rangefinder camera. It had new features, especially a CdS meter placed above the lens optics within the filter connection ring, a manual shutter speed selection mode, and the exposure meter’s actual EV-value displayed in the viewfinder.
Like the original Hi-Matic its viewfinder was a rangefinder with mechanical parallax correction, and it had a self-timer. With this camera Minolta made the “Hi-Matic” camera series their main series of range- and viewfinder cameras. Every Hi-Matic had more or less automatic features, especially for exposure control by meter, and more or less support of flashlight usage. The later version HI-MATIC 7s added a hot shoe for flashes and the exposure system of the SRT 101 SLR-camera.
The HI-MATIC 7S had the Contrast Light Compensator (CLC) metering system. The CLC had two CdS cells connected in series that purportedly offered superior metering, especially in high contrast lighting.Also, the 7S had a hot shoe instead of the cold shoe of the 7. The 7S with the addition of a slightly faster f/1.7 lens, additional shutter speeds of 1/2 and 1 sec., and Minolta’s “Easy-Flash” system, which simplified flash photography.
Samples of Minolta Hi-Matic 7s films
All 35mm films are available from major film company. Various options from Fuji Velvia 50, llford XP2/HP5, Kodak Tri-X/T-Max, etc. Available both in slide and Black & White film.
Film photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. 35mm film SLR camera is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
Minolta Hi-Matic 7s Rangefinder Camera
Chrome body Black skin
6 lenses 1:1,8 f=45mm Rokkor
Cameras are refurbished to make it to be in good appearance. Some may have experienced some small signs of wear, but mechanisms and overall condition are good.
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