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This is a great 35mm camera with tons of potential - Minolta's HI-Matic 9 - made in the late 1960s to Early 1970s. It is considered the best of the Hi-Matic line of cameras. Super sharp focus and a fast lens plus it has the "Easy Flash" system. I love the look of this camera. I wish I had the time to fix it up and use it, but alas, I have a busy 2 year old that only allows me time to a few hobbies these days. Maybe you have some time to work on this beauty? It needs it to have its shutter blades cleaned. Easy enough to do, you can find directions for it online. I also can't figure out how to disengage the "AUTOMATIC" setting. Of course, I don't know much about its function.

This Hi-Matic 9 is very clean and in lovely cosmetic condition. Near mint, I would say. The battery compartment is immaculate! The viewfinder is nice and clean. It's a really sharp looking camera.

Also included is the original Minolta leather case in super condition.

This camera takes 35mm film.

Cosmetics - Excellent. No dents, very little wear. A few age spots.
Lens - Looks clean, scratch free.
Shutter - blades need cleaning. The inner blades open, but not the outer ones.
Needs work (or knowledge) to disengage AUTO

Shutter speeds from from 1sec. to 1/500 sec. plus B
Lens - 45 mm f1.7 (Wow! That's a fast lens!)

Where did this camera come from? I purchased this one and many others at auction from a collection from a photography store. They seemed to have been cleaned professionally at one point, but they have been sitting around for some time. I only clean the outside, leatherette and big grungy bits very gently. I do not wipe lenses, I simply dust them a bit with a soft brush. I never use compressed air to clean my cameras as that may damage them and just blows the dust around. I do not test any camera with film, but I do test their mechanics. Any small or significant issues are always disclosed.

HI - Matic 9 MINOLTA Camera - Vintage 1960s 35mm Film Camera


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: camera, metal, glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 8 reviews
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