test shots

Minolta Hi-Matic 7SII Test Shots by Ray Phung

The Minolta Hi-Matic 7SII was a fixed lens 35mm rangefinder produced in 1977.  It's a super compact metal body camera, equipped with the sharp and pretty fast Rokkor 40mm f/1.7 lens and a Copal shutter up to 1/500.  This was a time when Leitz and Minolta were working in cooperation with each other, manufacturing Leica products out of the Minolta factory in Japan.  This is when the Leica CL series and the Minolta CLE were manufactured.  I am a firm believer that the quality of the lens on this 7SII is largely attributed to that.  But more of that to come.  

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Linhof Photo Samples by Ray Phung

After getting my Linhof Technika III up and running, I was anxious to get ahold of some 4x5 sheet film to try it out.  Luckily, my good old buddy Adam (check him and his work out at http://www.contentunknown.com) had an old, and mostly full, box of Arista sheet film.  Adam claimed that this film was left in a desk drawer inside a sweltering warehouse for a couple of summers.  Then lived in the back of his truck for quite sometime.  "Use it at your own risk," he warned.  

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