{No Time Like the Present} Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, 2019

This post does fall into the “no time like the present” blog category, but it’s also sort of “hey, I got to try out ANOTHER Minolta Hi-matic AF2!”

I say that these cameras keep coming to me. I had my original Hi-matic AF2 from 2017 when I found so many cameras at thrift shops (I paid $2.50 for it.) Then, early in 2019, I happened upon another one for $1.00 at a local discount store that sells mostly used goods. It was pretty dirty, but I couldn’t leave it there. That one works, but I never got around to using it. Then, a few months later, I found the pièce de résistance: a Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 that came with the lens cover! It isn’t a big deal, but since this was the first time I’d found one with the cover, I had to have it! (Cost: $8.00)

I happened to go to a baseball game a couple of days after finding this camera, so that’s where this roll of film began. Also: I bought this camera because I wanted the lens cap, then nearly lost it forever at this baseball game. It fell off somewhere, and I really didn’t think that I’d be able to find it. It was next to a trash can 🙁

Taken at Redbirds Stadium in downtown Memphis, Tennessee


Minolta Hi-matic AF2 • Fuji Superia 400

Bonus photo of the lens cover that came with this camera. It covers the shutter button as well so it doesn’t get tripped by accident.


One Thought on “{No Time Like the Present} Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, 2019

  1. Veronica Raney on May 11, 2021 at 3:11 pm said:

    As usual,I am so happy to get a look at this roll of film. Amanda has ALWAYS seen the lesser things ,without seeking them out. Now and then, she spies a notable photo, and makes a mental note to go back later. ( I could go on)

    Grass Roots Photography, before it became trending.
    I will pick two or three pictures,
    The photos of downtown Memphis ( Tennessee), are gonna be favs, All pics of lovey( Anna M.)
    Enamored with the car, and the one of a kind door.

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