Jan 162012

Une photo en provenance de FLICKR que Mario désire partager avec vous.
L’auteur est Süleyman

My first camera, I used it nearly 14 years.
My late father gave it to me in 1964.
It was a gift from my late maternal uncle to my father in the year 1951 when he came from Tokyo. He was a Korean war veteran. He was wounded in Kunu-ri battles and transported to American Hospital to Tokyo in 1951.

Manufactured by Konishiroku Co., Japan
Model: 1951, Type E, (Konica I = Konica Standard, Produced between 1950-1954)
35 mm film Rangefinder camera
Engraving on the top plate: Konica and serial no. 65431
Lens: Konishiroku Hexanon 50mm f/2.8 , collapsable, coated, serial no.26697
Aperture: f/2.8 -f /22, very sharp, setting: a lever and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
Focusing: match the yellow rangefinder images in the viewfinder, helicoid focusing, via a lever beneath the lens/ shutter barrel, w/ distance and DOF scales
Focus range: 1-10m +inf
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
+original lens cap
Similarly to Leica, Yashica and many others, the name Konica was formed by abbreviating the name of the manufacturer and suffixing -ca for camera. It is very handy, sharp and reliable camera.
More info:
in Camerapedia
in mediajoy
in Mike Elek website
in Konica Collector

Photos by the camera

Photo publiée à l’origine le 16th January, 2012

Citation :

Tous les savoirs de l’homme, si on remonte jusqu’à leur source et leurs principes ultimes se dissipent dans le mystère - Arthur Machen

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