Konica Auto S
Konica Auto S
Konica Auto S
Konica Auto S
Konica Auto S

Konica Auto S

Regular price
$195.00
Sale price
$195.00
Tax included.

Konica Auto S with original camera base and strap. The lens attached is a Konishiroku Hexanon 47mm f:1.9!

The Konica Auto S is a 35mm coupled rangefinder camera of fairly conventional fixed-lens design made by Konishiroku in 1963.

It is the first from Konishiroku to offer auto exposure (shutter preferred) and to have a CdS cell metering system. As such, it requires a battery to operate this type of meter. A single 625 1.3 volt or 1.35 volt mercury battery was originally used. A modern 675 Zinc Air or 303/SR44 size silver oxide type battery fitted with a rubber o-ring as a spacer can be substituted, but will skew the meter due to higher voltage. (Alkaline batteries are not recommended, due to steep power curve and lack of voltage stabilizer in this camera's circuitry).

Like all Konishiroku's rangefinder cameras in the series starting with the Konica S, the framelines in the viewfinder adjust not only for parallax but also for field of view. It has a dual-range CdS meter rather than the selenium meter of its predecessor, the Konica S III. Another feature offered is a "pull-out" lens hood, which was sold separately as an accessory and is removable. A different slip on lens cap (57mm internal diameter) was provided when the lens hood is fitted.

Specifications:

  • Copal SVA ten-speed shutter - 1–1/500, B
  • Coupled rangefinder
  • Bright line viewfinder with parallax correction
  • Dual range CdS meter (selector lever underneath front cell) Measurement range: L: 3 to 10 EV; H: 10 to 17 EV (ISO 100)
  • Film Speed: 10, 25, 32, 50, 64, 100, 160, 200, 250, 400 ASA.
  • Self timer
  • Shutter-priority auto or manual exposure
  • Aperture scale visible at top of viewfinder
  • "Stippled" covering material similar to that of East German cameras
  • Flash shoe (no contact)
  • Advance lever: single stroke
  • Pull-out lens hood
  • Lens filter: 49mm
  • Power: 1.3v PX13 mercury battery
  • Width 142mm - Depth 73mm - Height 85mm
  • Weight: 740g

~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!

Overall condition - Excellent condition, near mint - 9/10

~Example photos can be found here

~Camera manual can be found here

~Film for this camera can be found here

This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.

Return Policy

  • We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.