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Manufactured in Japon from 0 until 0.
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Konica Auto S 261

Despite its large size, this model is a 126. Knowing this, one could say that the 261's name is an anagram of 126 and remain skeptical about the interest of such a name.

This is a rangefinder camera (quite uncommon for a format 126), but the basis of the rangefinder is very reduced, since there is only 2.5 cm between the rangefinder window and the viewfinder one. A light cell controls the exposure. The Flash-matic system determines the correct aperture depending on the sensitivity of the film, when flashcube is attached to the camera.

When there is insufficient light, a red dot appears inside the viewfinder and the shutter is locked to indicate the necessary use of a flash. The flash has its own power supply, this is why there are two battery traps at the base of the camera.