Konica C35 MF and C35 MF-D

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The C35 MF and C35 MFD are fully automatic compact cameras for 35 mm film, introduced by Konica in 1982. MF stands for Multi Function, the D indicates a data back. Although the camera gives a different impression compared with its forerunners, a line of AF cameras beginning with Konica's game-changing C35 AF, the specifications are almost identical with the exception of the motor-driven film advance. As long as the shutter button is depressed after taking a picture, the focus distance measured by the AF system can be read off from a scale under the lens barrel. Also, the film won't be advanced until the shutter button is unhanded again. The camera is provided with a lens cap, that also covers the viewfinder and the AF system.

Specifications

  • Lens: Konica Hexanon 2.8/38mm, 4 elements in 3 groups
  • Autofocus: passive Visitronic AF system by Honeywell, nearest focus distance 1.1 m
  • Shutter: programmed shutter, three shutter speeds: 1/60, 1/125 and 1/250 s
  • Exposure: from EV 9 (f/2.8 at 1/60 s) to EV 17 (f/22 at 1/250) with ASA 100
  • Film speed: ASA 25 to 400, to be set manually (no DX-code)
  • Viewfinder: Albada-type with bright lines, magnification 0.45x
  • Indications: AF measuring square, parallax marks, underexposure warning (red LED)
  • Film transport: Auto winding system (approx 1.3 fps), rewinding must be started manually
  • Data back (MFD only): date or time can be imprinted, data back requires extra battery
  • Flash: GN 14 (ASA 100, meter), range 1,1 to 5 m, daylight synchro feasible, switched on/off manually
  • Standards: electronic self-timer, frame-counter, tripod socket, flash-ready indicator, strap lugs
  • Further features: focus lock, distance scale, film transport indicator, filter thread 46 mm
  • Dimensions: 141 x 74.5 x 54 mm, 440 g without batteries
  • Batteries: 2 x 1.5 V Mignon cells (no NiCd cells)

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