Konica Autoreflex TC

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Konica Autoreflex TC

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The epitome of the classic SLR of the ’70s, a light camera to carry with, no-nonsense features. A plastic body clad in black gives it the feel and appearance of an expensive shooter. The TC was made as a scaled-down version of the Autoreflex T, but I see little reason to stick to the T.

The TC body is a tad smaller than the T, but 30% lighter which would make a difference in carrying it around for the whole day, and by personal experience, I can vouch for that. Weight is below the average of its class, makes no difference in photographic quality but your shoulders will be ever grateful.

Both cameras offer manual and EE modes. Speeds are almost the same. The camera needs to pull the shutter lever past a red dot on the body to shoot. For locking there is a tiny slider on the back just under the winding lever. It allows the lever to fold down, eliminates pocket shooting to borrow a current term, and conserves battery.

Where the T has X and M sync ports, the TC does with X only. The TC has a hot shoe, that the T lacks. The T has a DOF view which is eliminated on the TC. The light meter needle is on the left side of the viewer, clear and easy to notice.

Am not sure what was the cost difference at the time, but by the above specs, the TC seems to be a pleasant camera to use.

List number 8038 8046
Brand Konica Konica
Format 35 mm 35 mm
Model Autoreflex T Autoreflex TC
Introduced 1968 1976
AKA Autorex T, Revue Autoreflex TTL Autorex TC
Country Japan Japan
Body material Metal Plastic
Mode Auto / manual Auto / manual
Weight 745 gr,  Body only 500 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 560 gr,  Body only 560 gr,  Body only
ASA range 25-1000 25-1000
Kit lens
Lens make
Filter size
Lens mount Konica bayonet Konica bayonet
Mount size
shutter Focal plane vertical metal Focal plain vertical metal
Light meter CdS TTL CdS TTL
Winder Lever Lever
Lock Yes Yes
Speeds B,1,2,4,8,15,30,60, 125,250,500,1000 B,8,15,60,125, 250,500,1000
DOF preview Yes No
Exposure lock No No
Exposure compensation No No
Shoe No Hot
External sync X/M X
Sync speed 125 125
Timer Mechanical Mechanical
Battery style 2 ea Button 675 2 ea Button 675
Battery voltage 1.35 1.35
Other Battery check



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