|Konica I c.1951 image by Süleyman Demir (Image rights)|
Konica I is a 35mm film rangefinder camera made by Konishiroku Co., Japan and produced between 1950-54. It is also known as Konica Standard or only Konica. It is very handy, sharp and reliable camera.
Similarly to Leica, Yashica and many others, the name Konica was formed by abbreviating the name of the manufacturer and suffixing -ca for camera.
See also the article Konica (I), II and III
Specifications[edit | edit source]
- Engraving on the top plate: Konica and serial no.
- Lens: Konishiroku Hexanon 50mm f/2.8 , collapsable, coated
- Aperture: f/2.8 -f /22, very sharp, setting: a lever and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
- Focus range: 1-10m +inf
- Focusing: match the yellow rangefinder images in the viewfinder, helicoid focusing, via a lever beneath the lens/ shutter barrel, w/ distance and DOF scales
- Shutter: Konirapid-S leaf shutter, speeds 1-1/500 +B, very quiet
- Setting ring and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
- Cocking lever: on the lens-shutter barrel
- Shutter release: a lever on the lens-shutter barrel, very sensitive, w/ a finger support for security
- Cable release socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
- Viewfinder: coupled rangefinder / viewfinder, very bright
- Winding knob: before winding push the small silver button on the back of the top plate then one frame winds bu no double exposure prevention, you can cock and release the shutter always, on the right of the top plate
- Frame counter: coupled with the winding knob, beneath it, decreasing type, manual setting
- Re-winding knob: on the top plate, left-hand
- Re-wind release: small siver button, on the right side of the bottom plate
- Flash connection post: on the lens-shutter barrel
- Flash Sync : M 1/50, F all speed
- Tripod socket: 1/4"
- Back cover: Hinged, opens with a knob on the bottom plate
- Engraving on the bottom plate: Made in Japan
- Body: metal; weight: 609g