Konica Autoreflex T
In the late ’60s, the Japanese camera makers came forward with a flurry of compact SLR cameras, almost indistinguishable to the layman’s eye. Konica’s contribution to the lot was the Autoreflex T, a solid camera both in function and weight. A step up from the Autoreflex, the T proudly stood in the first line of this class.
A TTL meter is wise enough to select spot or average metering, depth of field view, generous speed offering, and a good kit lens. Auto option complemented with manual, with two needles at the finder’s window for easy control. The only downside was the camera’s heft, second only to the Cosina STL 1000. I’m not sure why it had been built that way, but it was later corrected with the much lighter Autoreflex TC. Further, no integral accessory shoe, though it is available as an add-on. A battery check button was a neat option, compensating for the short life of batteries of the time.
|AKA||Autorex T, Revue Autoreflex TTL, FTA|
|Mode||Auto / manual|
|Weight||745 gr, Body only|
|Class average weight||560 gr, Body only|
|Lens mount||Konica bayonet|
|shutter||Focal plane vertical metal|
|Light meter||CdS TTL|
|Battery style||2 ea Button 675|