Sold - Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Film Camera
Sold - Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Film Camera
Sold - Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Film Camera
Sold - Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Film Camera
Sold - Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Film Camera
Sold - Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Film Camera

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This listing includes: One functioning Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 All orders will be packaged beautifully & gift ready!☺️ • Details: - MINT condition - Lens & viewfinder free of dust, fungus and scratches - Tested with batteries, working well - Flash fires well - Autofocus is quick and smooth - Film winds accordingly - Shutter works when pressed - Cosmetic condition very good! • Comes with: - a beautiful Minolta AF2 Film Camera (in great condition) - adjustable shoulder / neck strap - original Minolta lens cap • WE SELL FILM! Fujicolor C200 (+$6.00 each) --------------------------- • ABOUT THE CAMERA: What's so great about the Minolta HI-MATIC AF2 compact film camera? It is a fully automatic, can’t-set-anything compact 35mm camera from the 1980s. It has all the niceties: a pop up flash, a self timer, and an electronic beep that bravely attempts to save you from underexposed shots. It takes two AA batteries. This should be the law. I have no idea how many different kinds of lithium rechargeables and non-rechargeables I’ve had to buy just to be able to test one camera that turned out to not have been worth it. In my perfect world of vintage cameras, everything would take either SR44 1.55V cells, AA batteries, or AAA batteries. With everything else, you’re just making life complicated for hard-working people wanting to take a Sunday stroll with a piece of vintage photographica. Even my favorite, the Riva Mini gets this wrong. There, I’ve said my peace. So pop in the AA batteries, and thread in the film – yup, it’s thread-in-film old – and close the back. If you point the camera at something and it beeps at you, it’s time to either snap the flash into its popped up position (a very satisfying “clack” that makes), or to try your luck not shaking too much. The lens is a super useful 38mm focal length, and it goes down to f2.8. That’s not stellar in terms of aperture (my Canon AF35ML has a 40mm/f1.9), but it’s good. Then frame your subject, using the single autofocus spot in the middle, which works fine as long as you can see your subject. No LED: good, red LED: bad. There’s also an LED indicator in the nicely bright viewfinder that shows you whether the camera is focusing near or far, which is great if you take off-center portraits of people and want to make sure their face is in focus rather than the duck pond behind them. The AF2’s claim to fame is that it was one of the (if not the) first compact with active infrared autofocus. Which brings me to my favorite game, “Who and what is this one good for?” It’s good for you if you want a camera with modern conveniences but manual charm (build quality is good, but Minolta’s rangefinder Hi-Matics from the 70s were better; there’s plastic here, I won’t lie). It’s for you if you like the idea of autofocus but don’t like the idea of auto film advance. If you’ve always wanted a Canon AF35ML or Nikon L35AF but couldn’t stand the fact that a motor would advance the film for you, the Hi-Matic AF2 is for you. The AF2 is for you if you want a camera that’s comfortable to hold and will enable you to take shots at slower speeds than a compacter compact maybe would. It’s for you if you like to use filters, the ones I prefer or any other kind. The Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 is for you if you like good lenses. It has a darn good lens. I bury the lede here. For a compact, or any camera, it has a really good lens. I especially like it on black and white photos. They’re generally well exposed, with or without flash. There’s more bokeh here than I would have expected, and it’s nice bokeh. Images have a timeless quality. They glow like old prints from a Rolleiflex. I wax poetic – but there really is a certain something about pictures from the Hi-Matic AF2 I haven’t gotten with any other lenses – except the one on my Minolta Autocord TLR. The Riva Mini is sharp and looks good, but there’s a final little something missing in comparison with this one. Minolta’s SLR lenses are sharp and make beautiful pictures, but the only one that has the je-ne-sais-quoi of the AF2’s fixed lens is the 35/f2.8. Maybe someone more versed in lens design can point as to why that is. What I can say is that the images that come out of this camera look great. --------------------------- • ABOUT STUDIOSNAP: Analogue love! Since the introduction of digital photography, taking photographs has become a whole lot easier and faster. Great, right? But have you ever considered the great benefits of analogue photography? No? Every picture you take counts, so you hit the shutter button carefully. Before printing your photo's, you have no idea what you have captured. Sometimes you have even forgotten about the photo's you took! Every single time you pick up your printed photo's, it's a little celebration. Holding the pictures in your hands after waiting for them, hanging them on your fridge or framing them. Hell, you might even make an album! Because most, if not all, analogue camera's are old; light leaks can occur. They give your photo an artistic, retro touch. The original instagram filter! And, These camera's do just look awesome as they are, don't they? I'm a big fan of analogue photography. And I hope that some of that will rub off on you. Yes, YOU. Start your own Analogue adventure! Or help someone else to start theirs. --------------------------- • TAKE NOTE: USE OF OUR PICTURES WITHOUT PERMISSION WILL BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY The camera's I sell in my shop are vintage. This means that they are pre-loved and might have some scratches or dents here or there. I will try to list (cosmetic) defects as well as I can. All of the camera's in my shop are being sold As-Is. All camera's are made to order, thus waiting time will be about 2 weeks. Unfortunately we do not have time to photograph every camera. Photos are of a representative example. We check every camera for its full functionality, to make sure it matches the description! We do however take pictures of special one-off cameras for sale, for example a rare black Trip 35. This will be stated in the description. Refund / Exchange is not allowed. We package the cameras to cushion them from any impact, however should the item suffer damage in the mail, do contact me and we will either refund, exchange of repair them accordingly😊 we allow a 3 days grace period from receiving the item to notify us about the issue & have it mailed back via registered mail (tracking number should be provided by the 3rd day) ----------------------- Tags: Leica film camera instax Canon AE-1 Nikon Olympus Pen Rollei Leica Pentax K1000 Minolta X-700 flash light seals SP F2 f-1 holga pen Polaroid Fujifilm instax film roll analogue film film film film film camera camera camera compact pinhole vintage Pentax K10000 rangefinder MP M6 35mm Contax iia Kodak Junior Canonet Nikon Kiev automati Manual flash Kodacolor Gold 200 Fujicolor c200 Colorplus ekta Natura Vista plus Afgaphoto Ultramax super is superpan rollei ilford pan 400 portra 160 Fomapan HP5 black and white film F1 yashica electro 35 Programme hi matic af2 compact disposable camera lens zoom 50mm Wide angle standard


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