Minolta Hi-Matic 7s 35mm Film Rangefinder Camera with Ever-Ready Case and Batteries
Here we have the Minolta Hi-Matic 7s rangefinder 35mm camera. This camera works perfectly in full manual mode, but it is being sold at a discount due to a nonfunctional light meter. The lack of a light meter also means the automatic shooting modes of this camera are nonfunctional as well. It comes with an ever-ready protective case, strap and new batteries.
This particular camera is cosmetically in excellent condition. Aside from what was mentioned, everything here functions as it should. The viewfinder is bright and clean, the rangefinder patch is nicely visible, the film compartment is free of dust and corrosion, and the battery compartment is clean.
The lens is perfect, with clean glass that's free of balsam separation, haze, fungus, and scratches. The aperture blades are clean and actuate perfectly, the leaf shutter is dry with accurate shutter speeds and the film transport mechanism is smooth and precise.
The Minolta HiMatic 7s was an extremely popular fixed lens rangefinder camera, and many consider it to be among the best of its era. It uses an incredibly advanced lens that creates extremely sharp and contrasty images. The 45mm focal length is perfect for general photography, street photography, snapshots, and more, and the fast aperture of F/1.8 makes it an ideal camera for low-light and available light photography. Depth of field can be made very shallow with this fast aperture lens, making bokeh and subject isolation possible.
It is an exceptionally small camera, making it excellent for travelers and candid shooters. It's also a suitable camera for beginners and advanced shooters alike, due to its ability to shoot in auto-exposure mode or fully manual mode.
It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.