I have a nice shape Hi Matic F that does still work. I had to do some surgery to adapt a Cr1 battery to it but it does work. Love the series. The F is my only Hi Matic but I have bid on a couple Hi Matic 9 on the bay and may win one. Do any of you have a Hi Matic? Which model and how doyou like it? I read a lot of reviews and see a ton of poeple say the 9 is probably the best one to get in the manual line due to features and the lens quality. But all these reviews I read are old. Whats the scoop? BTW I think theses little jewels are works a=of art. Any other brand a lot like these that are also as affordable and as good quality or even better out there? Like Yashica or something as compact, and as good?