This model and its rarer, meterless companion the Konica Auto-Reflex P are the only models where "Auto-Reflex" is hyphenated. These are also the only two SLRs that ever offered a choice of full- or half-frame exposures, switched by a lever on top of the camera. Autorex is the name for the domestic Japanese market. In Germany the camera was also sold as Revue Auto-Reflex. For the Auto-Reflex, the meter sensor is mounted on the front, right-hand side of the camera.

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If the meter needle is aligned with this red mark, pictures will be under-exposed. The mark indicating the f-number at the full opening of the lens win move down if the meter is not coupled. In other words, the mark will also show the range where the meter is coupled. In EE picture-taking, therefore, the area sandwiched between the upper and lower red marks is the correct exposure range. Refer to "Stopped-down Metering" on Page The EE lock will click into position.

Determine Shutter Speed. Turn the Shutter Speed Dial 17 , select a reading on the Shutter Speed Scale 16 suitable for your subject and bring it in line with the index mark. Look Through Viewfinder. Train your camera at the subject look through the viewfinder, focus the lens, flame your subject and look at the Meter Needle 45 in the viewfinder.

If the meter needle is not aligned with the upper or lower red mark exposure limit mark , You will always be able to secure correct exposure. Webmaster: depending on the lens installed, the top red mark will cover more of the larger F-stops. In the overexposure image note the red meter arm in the bottom of the metering range in the red. Most other camera makers have the overexposure at the TOP of the metering range When the meter needle indicates an under-exposure, choose a slower shutter speed.

When it indicates an over-exposure, select a faster shutter speed. Correct exposure may be secured as long as the meter needle is not aligned with the upper or lower red mark. In the event that you want to give priority to the selection of a lens aperture over a shutter speed because of a desired depth of field, turn the shutter speed dial and make an adjustment so that the needle will indicate the desired f-number. No intermediate points between shutter speed readings are usable, so make sure that the shutter speed dial clicks into position.

It will be quite meaningless even if the meter is visible within the correct exposure range with the shutter speed dial set to the "B" reading. Do not use this method. While the EE release button is depressed, turn the aperture ring, detach the EE mark from the index mark and determine an exposure according to the Manual Aperture Scale 8.

Hold Your Camera Tight To take a sharp picture, the important thing is to hold your camera in a stable manner to prevent it from being jarred when the shutter button is depressed. Hold your camera in both hands and make it stable by holding it against your face and pressing the elbow of your hand supporting the camera against your body.

Particularly, it is more difficult to hold the camera, the long side up than to hold it, the long side down. It would be advisable to get yourself accustomed to the vertical holding of your camera. In taking pictures at slow shutter speeds or with a telephoto lens, the camera is likely to be jarred -if it is held in the hands.

Here, the use of a tripod and a cable release is advisable. The tripod win be fixed to the Tripod Tap-hole 38 of the underside of the camera and the cable release to the tap-hole of the shutter button. Focusing is done by turning the Focusing Ring 10 and watching the Micro Dia Prism 49 at the center of the viewfinder. When the lens is not focused, the image on the micro die prism looks rugged.

The image is clearly visible, however, when the lens is accurately focused. The image of the periphery is also clearly visible. When an interchangeable lens, long in focal length, is used, it is difficult to observe the Micro Dia Prism. For focusing, it is advisable to use the Mat Plane To ensure the accurate focusing of the lens, it is necessary to correct the eyesight of the viewfinder.

Eyesight adjustment lenses are available for short- and long-sighted people. The viewfinder is of the single-lens-reflex real-image type. Regardless whether the taking distance is far or short and whether or not a lens is interchanged, the image visible in the field of view is the same as that exposed on film. DEPTH OF FIELD When the lens is focused on a subject at some distance, not only the subject but also a certain area around the subject will be sharply delineated in a photograph, and this area is known as a depth of field and has the following features.

The further the distance at which the lens is focused, the bigger the depth of field is. When the lens is focused on a subject the depth of field is bigger for the section in Wont of the subject than the area behind the subject d The shorter the focal length, the bigger the depth of field The depth of field may be ascertained either with the depth-of-field scale or with the manual aperture, As for details, reference is made to the table of depths of field.

Using Table of Depths of Field: The Depth-of-Field Scale 6 is so calibrated that readings identical to those of the lens aperture are provided on both sides of the Distance Index Mark After the lens has been focused as in normal photography, read the calibration on the Distance Scale 7 aligned with the Distance Scale Index Mark 51 and bring this reading in line with the Infrared Film Compensation Mark 52 before the shutter is released for a shot Using Manual Aperture: The AR lens having an EE mark is equipped with a fully automatic aperture and therefore constantly set to the full opening.

If you want to ascertain the depth of field while looking through the viewfinder turn the aperture ring to detach the EE mark from the index mark and determine an f-number. While depressing the manual aperture button 37 , look through the viewfinder to ascertain the depth of field. Use the self-timer when you are to take pictures of your companions and yourself and when it is to take the place of a cable release to prevent your camera from being accidentally jarred After the film winding lever has been wound, fully turn the SelfTimer Lever 5 and set the selftimer the self-timer may also be set before the winding lever is wound.

Depress the shutter button and the self-timer will be put to operation. The shutter will be released in about 10 seconds. Instead of fully turning it, the self-timer may be set midway to reduce the time lag before the shutter release. NOTE: When the self-timer is used in EE photography, note that strong light accidentally comes in the camera through the eyepiece as the shutter button is depressed and it leaves a strong impact on exposure.

When the shutter button is to be depressed, therefore, look through the viewfinder or cover the eyepiece with a hand to prevent strong light from accidentally coming through the eyepiece. When the shutter button is to be depressed with your eye detached from the eyepiece, make sure that you do not stand right in front of your camera.

Otherwise, the exposure will be determined on the basis of brightness of your clothing. After a pre-determined number of pictures have been taken on the film loaded in your camera, the film needs to be wound back into the original cartridge.

If the back cover of your camera is opened without rewinding the film, the film win be exposed to light and all of the film will become useless. When the winding lever no longer moves further after the advance of the last frame of the film, do not try forcibly to rotate the lever Put the lever back to the original position. Depress the Film Rewind Button 36 on the underside of your camera. Once it is depressed, the button will remain sunken.

Flip up the Film Rewind Crank 19 and turn it in the direction indicated by an arrow mark on the crank. This action will take the exposed film back into the cartridge. The film rewind action comes to an end when there is a sudden easing of the load on the film rewind crank. Avoid the direct sunlight and open the back cover to take out the cartridge. The film counter will return to the original position "S" when the back cover is opened.

The film rewind button will also return to the original position when the film winding lever is wound. Exposure for Synchroflash Pictures The Electric-Eye system is not usable for synchroflash photography and your camera must be set to manual aperture. The required lens aperture is computed by dividing the guide number of the used synchroflash bulb or electronic light with the taking distance.

For example, let us assume that a bulb of Class M is used, the guide number is for the pre-determined shutter speed and the taking distance is 10 feet. For a correct exposure, your camera win have to be set to fill on the manual aperture scale, whereas As regards the shutter speeds with which each synchroflash bulb or electronic light is synchronized, refer to the table. This process is usable when there is the need to expose film for more than one second The bulb exposure cannot be used in the EE system.

Set your camera to manual aperture. To prevent your camera from accidentally being jarred, the use of a tripod and a cable release is advisable. In T exposure, the film win be kept exposed even if the finger is detached from the release. To Dismount the Lens: While the Lens Interchanging Button 23 is depressed, grip the silver part of the lens barrel and revolve it counterclockwise, Pun out the lens when the red dots of the barrel and camera have been aligned with each other.

To Mount a Lens: Bring the red dot of the lens in line with the lens mount index mark red dot on the camera body and gently sink the lens barrel into the camera. Grip the silver part of the lens barrel and turn it clockwise until it clicks into position. NOTES: When the lens is detached, see to it that dust will not come in the camera and lens barrel and the lens surface will not be either scratched or marred with fingerprints.

Under any circumstances, do not touch the inner parts of the camera. When the lens is taken out of the camera over a certain length of time, use a camera body cap and a mount cap which is snapped on to the rear part of the lens.

When automatic aperture cannot be put to use due to the utilization of an extension ring and bellows. Exposure Determination The aperture scale visible in the viewfinder is not usable for the stopped-down metering system. If the combination of aperture and shutter speed is improper, the needle win not come in alignment with the index mark. Pictures win be under-exposed when the needle is situated above the index mark and R will be over-exposed when it is located under the mark.

Here, make an adjustment either with aperture or shutter speed. In the stopped-down metering system, the eyepiece tends to be affected by adverse light than in the system in which light is measured at the full lens opening.

Determine the exposure while your eye is put as close to the eyepiece as possible. The needle swings in a very slow pace. Take a picture after it has been ascertained that the needle is aligned with the index mark. In the event that a manually preset aperture lens is to be used on your camera, set the preset aperture ring to the reading of the smallest lens aperture in advance and then turn the aperture ring.

This action will make easier the manipulation. Microphotogrphic pictures are also taken under the stopped-down metering system. Make an adjustment either with shutter speed or according to the brightness of the light source since no aperture is available.


Konica Autoreflex

Produced ? Konishiroku Co. Legendary Hexanon lens. In fact, mine has the famous 40mm f1. The Autoreflex TC is more frequently found with the excellent 6-element, 5-group 50mm f1. This camera is smaller and lighter than its heavy-duty predecessors, aparrently in an effort to capitalize on the marketplace success of smaller contemporary SLRs such as the Olympus OM series and the Pentax ME.


Konica Autoreflex TC




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