Konica Autoreflex T

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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.

Konica Autoreflex T user manual
Konica Autoreflex T current value

List number 8038
Brand Konica
Format 35 mm
Model Autoreflex T
Introduced 1968
AKA Autorex T, Revue Autoreflex TTL, FTA
Country Japan
Type SLR
Body material Metal
Mode Auto / manual
Weight 745 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 560 gr,  Body only
ASA range 25-1000
Kit lens
Lens make
Filter size
Lens mount Konica bayonet
Mount size
shutter Focal plane vertical metal
Light meter CdS TTL
Winder Lever
Lock Yes
Speeds B,1,2,4,8,15,30,60, 125,250,500,1000
DOF preview Yes
Exposure lock No
Exposure compensation No
Shoe No
External sync X/M
Sync speed 125
Timer Mechanical
Battery style 2 ea Button 675
Battery voltage 1.35
Other Battery check





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