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Minolta released the Hi-Matic 7sII in 1977. The last, and the best of the Hi-Matic range finders. Its a lot smaller than the Hi-Matic 7s, and also smaller than the Hi-Matic E (although the it shares the same 40mm f1.7 lens), its slightly bigger than the other compact cameras the Olympus 35 RC and Konica C35.
The camera has shutter priority automatic operation or complete manual control. The manual mode has no metering but operates with or without batteries.
The camera takes the now discontinued mercury 1.35v PX675, I use a S76 1.5v battery, although its the wrong voltage with colour negative film its not that critical.
The aperture and focus rings have knobs on, which is the only way to turn them, it takes a bit of getting used to but easy to use when you do.

Fun with this camera.
Light meter wasn't working at all! I removed bottom plate (3 screws) then battery chamber (2 screws). Found that the wire had come off battery chamber contact, just re-solded it back on again, easy!

Camera Specs.
Lens:
40mm f1.7, 6 element in 4 groups construction.
Shutter:
Copal mechanical type, 1/8 to 1/500 + B with safety lock.
Exposure meter:
CdS cell coupled to aperture mechanism for fully automatic exposure control shutter speed priority system. Powered by a PX675 mercury battery. (Which are unavailable now I use Silver S-76 1.5v)
EE mechanism: (EE meaning Electronic Eye exposure meter) Program shutter exposure only.
Film speed index:
ASA 25 - 800.
Viewfinder:
Bright frame viewfinder,f-number setting and under/overexposure warning indicated on scale by needle. Double image superimposing coupled rangefinder. Also has parallax correction marks.
Flash Synchronization:
Hot shoe.
Self timer:
built in. 10 sec delay.
Film Loading:
Standard slotted take-up spool.
Film Winding:
Single operation 130 degree winding lever type.
Size:
H 72 mm x W 115 mm x D 59 mm.
Weight:
460 grams.



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