Minolta Hi-Matic E
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.
Film type 135 (35mm)
Picture size 24mm x 36mm
Weight ES model 20oz (567g)
Lens Rokkor - QF 40mm 1:1.7 (6 elements in 4 groups)
Filter size 49mm
Focal range 2.6′ to infinity
Shutter speeds 2 seconds - 1/1000 automatic (unusually fast for leaf)
Viewfinder coupled rangefinder with automatic parallax correction
Exposure meter lens mounted CdS with under / over LEDs in VF
EV range .5 to 17 @ ASA 100
Battery originally two PX640 1.35v mercury
Hotshoe with ‘easy flash system’ using guide number settings
SLS film loading system (electronic alignment)
Fast-action wind lever
This camera is particularly small, light, and cute, with a fast, sharp and beautiful Rokkor 1.7 lens.
The Minolta Hi-Matic E was a fully automatic rangefinder with an excellent lens, excellent viewfinder, and excellent meter. It is a handsome and compact camera that easily fits in a large coat pocket or small handbag, making for an extremely capable daily camera.
Images from the Hi-Matic E come out spectacular. The 6-element Rokkor lens rendered colors nicely and with sharpness that is even across the whole frame with no vignetting at all.
The camera is small and compact, has excellent ergonomics, a large and bright viewfinder and easy to use rangefinder, an exposure system that likely when used with the correct batteries is spot on, and a glorious and fast Rokkor lens.
NOTE: This camera does not work without batteries. USPS prohibited us to send any battery, so please keep it in mind. You need 2 (two) PX640 1.35V batteries, that you can buy here: https://www.amazon.com/Exell-Battery-A640PX-1-5-Volt-Alkaline/dp/B0054LIIM2
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