我的第一台相机:Minolta Hi-Matic AF


Minolta Hi-Matic AF正面(Flash Off)

大家还记得你第一台接触到相机吗? 我还记得我的第一台相机是Minolta Hi-Matic AF (其实是属于我妈妈的相机 🙂 ). 我有问我妈何时买这台相机, 她也忘记了, 但她告诉我当时她有一台更老式的相机坏了, 她的朋友(摄影发烧友)帮她转换去这台相机.

从我的查考, Minolta Hi-Matic AF于1979年推出, 是与具有自动对焦功能(Auto Focus)的相机. 而我的第一张照片是在我3岁时拍的, 可以预测差不多1984-1985年间买的. 🙂


Minolta Hi-Matic AF正面(Flash ON)

从我的查考知道Minolta Hi-Matic系列是35毫米相机系列, Minolta Hi-Matic系列从1962年开始推出, 属于Minolta Co., Ltd. Minolta Co., Ltd于1928年成立于日本大阪. 2003年, Konica和Minolta公司合并成立Konica Minolta. 但可惜的是2006年,Konica Minolta宣布离开相机和照片业务. 因为胶卷(film)已经过时 🙁

Minolta Hi-Matic AF的规格

Lens: Rokkor 38mm f2.8 (3 elements/4 glasses)
Finder: 0.5x maginfication, 85 percent of real image seen, 5 zone focus marks and needle for pointing it, Date print position mark, low light warning lamp.
Meter: Cds
Film speed: 25 to 400 ASA
Shutter: Seiko ESF-D between-the-lens type programed shutter
Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/450
Flash: Guide number 14 (ASA100), 27 (ASA400)
Size and weight: 130mm x 84mm x 55mm, 368g


Minolta Hi-Matic AF背面

Minolta Hi-Matic AF背面有闪光范围的详情. 但是当时那里会去读, 只是乱乱照. 当人准备好, 就按下快门按钮(shutter button). 太暗的话就打开闪光灯. Simple and Easy 🙂 . 那里会知道摄影会有这么多学问.


Minolta Hi-Matic AF背面(Cover Open)

另一个要学的东西就是更换胶卷(film), 打开背面的盖子, 拿胶卷(film)放进去. 容易吧, 但直到今天我仍然不会 🙂 . 因为当时胶卷(film)对我(工作=学生)来说是贵的, 所以每次会带相机去相机店请他们帮我进. 如果你不知道如何装, 你的胶卷(film)说不定会曝光, 曝光后, 当然你需要跟胶卷(film)说bye bye, 需要再买一卷胶卷(film). 这就是为什么我不敢冒风险 🙂


Minolta Hi-Matic AF侧面


Minolta Hi-Matic AF With Rokkor 38mm f2.8

Rokkor 38mm f2.8镜头, 当时当然不知道如何使用. 你可以设置ASA从25至400. ASA类似现在的ISO.


左方是快门按钮(shutter button)和(film wind lever), 右方的是(film rewind crank)

如何使用? 很简单. 转一下film wind lever然后按快门按钮拍照. 之后想再次拍照, 再转一下film wind lever然后按快门按钮拍照. 胶卷(film)使用完后, 使用film rewind crank收回胶卷(film), 取出胶卷(film), 到相机店清洗照片 🙂


Minolta Hi-Matic AF是使用2A电池

希望我仍然可以保留这台相机, 因为它太有纪念价值 🙂

1980年某摄影杂志对Minolta Hi-Matic AF的评论

I think the camera was one of popular P&S models in those days(early 1980′).

The camera has focus lock lever also. When pushed down, a camera rotates a lens and stops when a subject(center frame) is focused. Now you can compose freely and release a shutter. Nice feature. A downfall is, you cannot use focus lock twice. You can not use focus lock once you pushed the lever until you release a shutter and exp. is finished and turn winding lever for next shutter charge.

Four marks are printed above a composing frame in a viewfinder.

There are four figures, mountain, three people, one person and a figure above his chest. Each figure means a distance from a camera to a subject. Mountain means infinity, a figure above his chest means 1m, minimum focus length of the camera.

When you push a shutter button or focus lock lever, LED flashs above one or two of those figures. When two LED flashes such as moutain and three people, it means a subject distance is between them.

That’a way, you can know how a camera’s focus sensor worked.

When you slide flash switch, it pops up and starts charging. Self timer is mechanically controlled(buzz sound you hear).

The body looks fat/large compared to today’s P&S.




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