Minolta Hi-Matic 9 Mahogany

Minolta Hi-Matic 9 Mahogany

Minolta Hi-Matic 9 Mahogany

Minolta Hi-Matic 9 Mahogany

Minolta Hi-Matic 9 Mahogany

With the same body as the 7s this camera looks to be pretty much the same, but there are a few noteworthy differences. The 9 has a superb f1.7 lens which is faster than that of the 7s. It is also has an improved coating and yields fantastic results, making it close rival of the Hexanon of the Auto S2. It has less aperture settings than the 7s, from f1.7 to f16 as opposed to the f1.8 to f22. The viewfinder is extremely clear and has a brilliantly bright diamond shaped imaging area and parallax compensation.

The key addition to the 9 from the 7s is the ‘Easy Flash’ system which allows you to set the Guide Number of a flash unit on the camera.

Title Data
Lens: Rokkor PF 45mm f1.7
6 elements in 5 groups
AOV: 52º
Aperture: f1.7 - f16
Shutter: SEIKO-FLA
Shutter Speeds: B, 1 - 1/500
Viewfinder: Tinted bright frame viewfinder with automatic parallax correction
Focusing: Direct helicoid focusing coupled to super-imposed rangefinder
Focal range: 3ft - ∞
Exposure modes: Manual & Auto
Exposure Meter: Built in CLC (Contrast Light Compensator) exposure meter in the lens barrel coupled to programmed shutter
Battery: 1.35V PX625
Battery checker: Checker is visible in finder
ASA: OFF, 25-800
Filter Mount: 55mm screw in
Self timer: About 10 seconds delay on manual control
Winding Method: Single short stroke or multiple long stroks
Winding Distance: 220º
Dimensions WxHxD: 140 x 82 x 74 mm
Weight: 734g / 1.6lb
Year: 1966

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