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    Nathan: sweet! Which 1.5V battery are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowriderS10 View Post
    Nathan: sweet! Which 1.5V battery are you using?
    625A, and I misremembered about the spring---that must have been on a different camera.

    I haven't done tightly controlled testing or anything, but I sanity-checked it against a known-good meter, then shot a bunch of slide film with it.

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    Also consider the Minolta Hi-Matic 9.

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    I second the Hi-Matic 9, an absolutely rock-solid rangefinder. And with so many people enamored with the 7s, the 9 can be an overlooked bargain. I use the 1.4 zinc-air hearing aid batteries in mine, with a small piece of aluminum foil on the underside of the battery cover to ensure contact, and it meters perfectly.

    Whichever Hi-Matic you buy, be sure to invest in a lens hood for those sunny days.

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    Thanks for the tips...why Hi-Matic 9? As far as I can tell there isn't much difference, aside from an ever so slightly faster lens...or am I missing something?

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    The Hi-Matic 9 is functionally just about identical to the 7s, with the addition of an "Easy Flash" feature. As elcabezagrande (heh) points out, they seem to to get overlooked and sell for less than the 7s on that popular internet auction site. Dunno why.
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    I've written a little review for my Minolta 7sII here, but I updated recently on RFforum about it's inacurate paralax correction (common problem with this kind of rangefinders): http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...t=minolta+7sII
    "It's not about the pictures, concepts, people, human bodies, emotions, experimentations, colours, dreams, tricky scenes, camera or imaginations.. it's about the poetry behind them all."

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    Thanks...interestingly enough, I haven't been able to find any 9s, where as the 7ss are a dime a dozen...I missed out on one going for $10 a few weeks ago :'(

    What's the difference between the 7s and the 7sII? How can I tell them apart? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowriderS10 View Post
    Thanks...interestingly enough, I haven't been able to find any 9s, where as the 7ss are a dime a dozen...I missed out on one going for $10 a few weeks ago :'(

    What's the difference between the 7s and the 7sII? How can I tell them apart? Thanks
    The main and most important difference between 7s and 7sII seems to be the dimensions (size and weight). Other diferences are 7sII has 1.7 lens while 7s has 1.8.

    7sII even it's a small camera, it is not that light as it looks, and it feels very solid in hands. I suppose 7s not to be light at all and to feel more solid since it is larger and heavier.

    7sII is definetely better than 7s, and if you can find it in good working condition - go for it. Otherwise, if the size doesn't bother you that much get a 7s which would be prety cheaper than 7sII.
    "It's not about the pictures, concepts, people, human bodies, emotions, experimentations, colours, dreams, tricky scenes, camera or imaginations.. it's about the poetry behind them all."

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    Thanks for the info!

    Actually...weird as it is, I prefer larger, heavier cameras. As much as I love my AE-1Ps, for example, I prefer to handle the T90. My digital body is a 30D with a grip...Rebels and such just feel too small and flimsy in my hands.

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