The technical stuff:
Camera type: Rangefinder
Lens Type: Minolta Rokkor f1.8 - f22
Shutter Type: Seikosha LA 8 speed + B
Functionally this has Manual, Shutter priority, Aperture
priority or Fully automatic.
Being a devoted Minolta fan I can't find anything bad to say about this
legendary camera. I probably could if I tried but I don't want to cast a
shadow over what is my dream camera. In all honesty I do have to say that
I was a bit disappointed with it's first outing but in its defense I will
say that the weather wasn't as kind as it could be and I was using manual
metering. As you can see the metering wasn't far out, maybe a little
overexposed in places. This is one of the few sets of pictures which
haven't needed some exposure adjustment, they are straight from the
camera. The only thing I'm not too sure about is the automatic exposure.
When I was checking the camera over, before I went out, it didn't seem to
be firing at the right speeds for the selected aperture, which is why
these were all taken using manual metering, but hopefully this will
resolve itself in use. As for the lens, that completely lived up to my
expectations, producing sharp clear pictures every time with superb fine
The gallery for this camera includes a second set from an earlier
Himatic 7 which has now been retired due to a failing wind mechanism.