Famously, Andy Warhol used this camera for taking snapshots at exhibition openings, glitzy premieres, wild nights at Studio 54 and after parties at The Factory. Apparently, he loved Konica so much, that he owned three. Two years later it was updated, but it kept the same model number and the modifications were minor. The biggest distinction was the self-timer, operated by a lever next to the lens. Credits: sandergroen I own both versions.
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The camera has a similarly configured 4-element Hexanon 38mm F2. Film ISO speed rating for both cameras remains the same, from , and its selection mode is similar, by a ribbed dial located on the periphery of the lens element. The exposure range is from F2. Flash is a snap-up type, activated by a slide switch on the lower part of the right front panel. It takes 2 AA batteries and one PX The AA batteries are for the flash and PX is for the meter in the back.
The battery input for the meter is close to the viewfinder. Open both battery compartments to check for corrosion. Model Variation The Konica C35 EF in two iterations, the first from its release date in and a second from onwards.
The self-timer version of the C35 EF comes with the clockwork self-timer dial on the left side of the lens. Additionally, the slide-switch for the flash comes with an orange plastic top, and the focusing symbols on the lens focusing barrel are framed. Focusing is by selecting preset distances on the rotating lens barrel, using the zone focus method. Basic Camera Features The overall shape of the camera is almost a simple brickbat with filleted corners and rounded edges.
The Konica C35 EF is available only in black. The front of the camera is where all the happenings are - the lens and lens mount housing with the lens surrounded by the film ISO dial selector, film ISO display window, CDS meter bulb, and distance scale setting on the barrel of housing mount itself.
On the right of the front plane is the pop-up flash unit, which occupies about a third of the front width of the camera. Set the flash unit to ON by pushing the flash release button inward and this will pop the flash unit up.
The top plate of the C35 EF is a flat plane with only the shutter release button, film forward crank, and film counter window in a cluster on the right. The film rewind crank and the upper-deck pilot lamp for the flash unit is to the left of the top, located just aft of the snap-up flash unit.
Almost the whole of the camera back, below the back of the top plane is occupied by the film back, locked by a small slide latch. The top portion of the film back is occupied by the viewfinder eyepiece, with an eye-level pilot-lamp next to it, and in a somewhat different configuration to other cameras, the battery chamber for the electronics of the camera. The bottom plate is another plain affair with only the tripod socket, film rewind button, and the flash battery chamber cover on the right.
The film box is simple and spartan with all the required mechanicals for proper film loading, winding using the Konica IGL Insta-Grip Load system. Viewfinder Readout The viewfinder of the C35 EF is a bright-frame unit, with parallax marks for close distance image framing.
On the right vertical of the display is the aperture scale with under and overexposure warning zones in Red , and on the left, the focusing zone scale. The aperture scale will display a pointer needle which will show the aperture setting the image will be shot in, while the focusing zone scale will display another pointer needle showing the distance zone setting set on the lens barrel. Since the battery is no longer in production, replacements in the form of the 1.
The battery for the flash unit is 2 units of the standard AA battery. Using The Camera Using the camera is very easy and straightforward. It is almost a film point-and-shoot, except for the fairly wide F2. With a camera body weight of only grams, without battery, the Konica C35 is light, compact and handy enough to go wherever you go.
Once you get the hang of winding the film forward after each every shot, framing the image horizontally or vertically, setting the focus zone correctly, and holding the camera steady while you press the shutter release, the fun and enjoyment of doing film photography should be natural.
As I mentioned earlier, the manual focus Konica C35 EF is not very forgiving when given the incorrect zone focus distance setting. When grabbing shots on the fly, and not giving yourself enough time to frame and focus, you may very well end with the following images.
They these images are still worth the color and composition, though. Film Camera Sale, Malaysia:.
Konica C35 EF
It had the nickname "Pikkari" in Japan. Introduced in , the Pikkari was the first 35mm compact camera with a built-in flash. The C in the name stands for "compact", the 35 for [35mm]] film, and the EF for "electronic flash". Focusing is enabled by selecting preset distances on the rotating lens barrel, using the zone focus method. Famously, Andy Warhol used this camera for taking snapshots at exhibition openings, glitzy premieres, wild nights at Studio 54 and after parties at The Factory. Apparently he loved Konica so much, that he owned three.
Konica C35 EFP
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