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Manufactured in Japon from 1972 until after 1979.
Index of rarity in France : Peu courant (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 1536

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Konica Auto S3

Traduction de Alphonse Khuu

You take what is the best in the optical area, in terms of manufacturing and tough quality, then you gather these different features and you get a product praised by all.

This very small rangefinder has a 38mm lens, opening at 1.8; it is easy to use in most situations. The exposure metering is automatic with the shutter speed priority mode. The shutter allows speeds from 1 / 8 to 1 / 500. Without the battery, to use it is still possible. It makes this camera a made-for-adventurer rangefinder. Besides, the use of aluminium gives a bearable weight for the camera.

In short, it’s a must-have reference, which is echoed family aspects some years later with the C35 EF camera and other...