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Konica Auto-Reflex - Camera

Konica Auto-Reflex - Camera

Konica's first camera to use the AR mount, released in 1965. This SLR was the first to have auto-exposure, although it was a non-TTL system. It can also switch between half and full frame exposures with the flick of a switch.

  • Shutter Speeds: 1s - 1/1000th, plus B.
  • ISO Range: 12 - 800
  • Full or half-frame function changed by flipping the switch on the top right
  • Exposure meter is on the front right of the camera, in the center of the circle that also controls shutter speed/ISO.
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Konica AR

Konica’s AR system was introduced in 1965 alongside their first SLR, the Auto Reflex. It had auto in the name because the AR bayonet was the first SLR mount to offer automatic exposure. Simply select a shutter speed and the camera was capable of picking an appropriate aperture as long as the lens was set to EE, or ”Electric Eye” mode.

Konica would continue to use this lens mount for decades, eventually adding fully programmed exposure and other advanced features to their SLRs. Despite their excellence, especially in lens production, Konica cameras and lenses are generally less popular than alternatives from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, or Pentax.

Konica’s AR lenses, especially their Hexanon series, are of exceptional quality and can be adapted easily to mirrorless systems.

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Konica Auto-Reflex - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
28 Oct 2023 T55158 € 60.56 Konica Auto-Reflex - Camera Image
24 Oct 2023 T55156 € 59.00 Konica Auto-Reflex - Camera Image
27 May 2021 A60508 € 231.20 Konica Auto-Reflex - Camera Image