KONICA AUTO-REFLEX, 35mm SINGLE LENS REFLEX, c. 1965

“KONICA AUTO-REFLEX” CAMERA

1ST 35mm FOCAL PLANE SHUTTER

TO FEATURE AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE

FULL OR HALF FRAME & EARLY BAYONET MOUNT LENSES

THE FIRST JAPANESE 35mm SLR WITH FOCAL-PLANE SHUTTER TO HAVE AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE CONTROL AND INTERCHANGEABLE BAYONET-MOUNT LENSES. ANOTHER FIRST FEATURE IS THE FULL OR HALF FRAME IMAGE SIZE THAT IS INTERCHANGEABLE DURING EACH ROLL & SWITCHED THE IMAGE SIZE AS WELL AS THE FILM ADVANCE COUPLING FOR EACH IMAGE. THE “AUTO-REFLEX”, (WITH THE HYPHEN IN THE NAME), WAS THE EARLIEST MODEL OF THIS CAMERA; THE HYPHEN WAS ELIMINATED AFTER THIS MODEL. THE HALF/FULL FRAME FEATURE CONTROL IS ON TOP COVER JUST RIGHT OF PRISM & FUNCTIONS FOR EACH FRAME AS DESIRED. (SPECIAL FEATURE AT PEAK OF HALF FRAME POPULARITY.) SHUTTER SPEED DIAL, (B, 1-1/1000), IS ON UPPER RIGHT OF BODY FRONT & ALSO INCLUDES ASA & DIN CONTROLS. APERTURE WHEEL, LAST ON LENS BARREL, HAS THE "EE" FOR AUTOMATIC SETTINGS, f1.8 TO f22 ARE THE OPTIONS. HELICAL FOCUSING IS FRONT WHEEL ON LENS BARREL WITH 1.5 FEET TO INFINITY RANGE IN FEET. EE SWITCH IS ON APERTURE WHEEL TO SWITCH ON AUTOMATIC (EE) OR MANUAL. VIEWFINDER CONTAINS THE EASILY OPERATED FOCUSING WHEEL FRAME FINDER AND METER TEST FOR ON, OFF OR TEST. MXL SHUTTER HAS A VERY UNUSUAL & EXTREMELY HANDY LEFT-HAND RAPID DOUBLE STROKE FILM
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