Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Minolta question
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 11:09:38 EDT

In a message dated 7/27/00 12:50:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Cruising through town this afternoon i came across an old Minolta, what
 looked like-- compact/snap shot type camera sitting in a shop window. I
 can't remember what it was called, but it reminded me of some of the
 pictures i've seen of the CL. It don't know if it has a fixed lens or not
 (it looked like it), but the lens was a 38/2.7 Minolta/Nikkor lens and had
 an iso scale setting on the lens itself. I also noticed it had a switch for
 flash operation on the right, front hand side, and what looked like a
 hotshoe on top. >>

Sounds like one of the "Hi-Matic" models from the very early 70's.  Are you 
sure the lens wasn't Minolta-Rokkor, not Nikkor?  I don't remember Nikon 
pairing down with Minolta, only Leica did that.  If it's in working 
condition, you don't have much to lose for $20.  A better buy from the era is 
the Konica Auto S-2 or S-1.6.