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
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.
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!
f1.7, 6 element in 4 groups construction.
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)
mechanism: (EE meaning Electronic Eye exposure meter) Program shutter
Film speed index: ASA
25 - 800.
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
Self timer: built
in. 10 sec delay.
Film Loading: Standard
slotted take-up spool.
Film Winding: Single
operation 130 degree winding lever type.
72 mm x W 115 mm x D 59 mm.
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