Konica Autoreflex TC with 40mm f/1.8

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$150.00

PRODUCT DETAILS

This Autoreflex TC shows normal signs of use. Check photos for condition.

Includes:

  • Konica Autoreflex TC SN: 457282
  • Konica Hexar AR 40mm f/1.8 SN: 7156976

The Konica Autoreflex TC is an excellent enthusiast-level camera that's equally capable for an experienced photographer. It features a capable shutter (1/8th of a second to 1/1000th of a second + Bulb mode), excellent metering capability, shutter-priority auto exposure mode, meter-assisted manual exposure mode, viewfinder display, and a self-timer.

The camera is fully functional, clean, and cosmetically very nice. Mechanically it is perfect, and everything functions as it should. The viewfinder, focusing screen, mirror box, shutter, and film compartment are all clean and well-maintained. The automatic film advance mechanism works perfectly. Shutter speeds are accurate and light metering is good.

The standard 50mm focal length is perfect for snapshots, general photography, street photography, portraiture, nature, and architectural shooting. The fast maximum aperture of F/1.8 makes it ideal for low-light shooting and makes it adept at producing gorgeous bokeh and subject isolation. Stopped down it becomes extremely sharp and capable of rendering very fine images.

Konica's Hexanon lenses are extremely respected in the world of classic cameras. While other camera makers managed to produce a fair number of excellent lenses throughout the years, only Konica was well-regarded for producing an entire range of consistently superb lenses. When you bought a Konica lens there was no question as to whether your lens could compete with the other brands; it was usually better. The Japanese government even used Hexanon lenses as the standard against which all other lenses were measured.

The camera can use all Konica AR mount lenses (and 3rd party AR mount lenses), and the included lens will also mount to any other Konica AR mount film SLR. These are all Konica SLRs produced from 1965 to 1987 when Konica ceased operations in the SLR market. It will also mount to today's digital cameras by way of an inexpensive adapter.

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