This is from one of the rolls from Summer 2013, and the first one that I sent through my Minolta F-2400 scanner. It took a hell of a long time to get a routine down on that scanner, and while the results are good enough, the hassle just wasn’t worth it in my book, especially when the scanner sensor accumulated dust that started leaving lines on the scan. And after that the Windows 98 machine I’d been using with it decided to stop working. It wasn’t too big of a deal for me because I’d been pretty happy with the scans I’d got from the local camera store. Just look at this. Hopefully I’ll be getting a new scanner in the next week or two.
By the way, I really wanted to love the Minolta Hi-matic 9, but mine ended up being pretty trashed. The shutter only ends up firing about half the time, so out of a 36-exposure roll, I got a little over 20 actual pictures. What really killed me is that I paid more ($25) than for any other camera I’ve ever bought. I was really looking forward to getting into rangefinders but now that’s been put on hold. While the 1.7 lens it has is nothing to sneer at, I learned of the Yashica Lynx 14 which is a fixed-lens rangefinder with a 1.4 lens, so that’s the one I’m looking out for now, but it isn’t a huge priority, I’m still loving the Spotmatic.
edit: back in December 2015 I gave this camera away to my classmate Reggie. He has a big thing for rangefinders and some experience fixing leaf shutters as well. I told him that if he ever got it fixed I’d take it back from him, but I have a much nicer rangefinder camera now and don’t miss it much.