Vintage Minolta Hi Matic E Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera
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Vintage Minolta Hi Matic E Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera 978471
The first Hi-Matic, introduced in 1962, was offered with a 45 mm f/2 or 45 mm f/2.8 lens and featured a built-in seleniumlight meter and rangefinder. Both the aperture and shutter speed were set automatically. The Hi-Matic was also rebadged as the Ansco Autoset.
The Hi-Matic E of 1971 was a much-improved version of the C with a 40 mm f/1.7 lens and a rangefinder. It used the same Electro Control automatic exposure system found on the Yashica Electro cameras. The E was followed by a succession of increasingly inexpensive models, the Hi-Matic F in 1972, the Hi-Matic G in 1974, and the Hi-Matic G2 in 1982. The Electro Control system was abandoned after the F in favor of a simpler system.
This Particular camera is relatively in good condition, it has age-related marks on it. The viewfinder is clean so as a lens. The lens has no mould on it all. The light meter works nicely. Self-timer works so as the film counter. Lever pulls nicely too. Light indicates through the viewfinder. Electro Control also works on this camera. Battery Connectors are slightly loose but it doesn't affect the functions once you have the batteries in it.