Koni-Omega serial numbers

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Table 1. Known/observed serial numbers[1]

Model Distributed   Manufacturer   Serial Numbers
Koni-Omega Rapid (silver trim)    globally Konica A1615–A6581; B7260–B14404[2]
Koni-Omega Rapid (black trim) globally Konica B11007–B17483
Konica Press Japan only Konica A 4429–A 7115; B 8805[3]
Koni-Omega Rapid M globally Konica 40057 T–45667 O [for details see Table 2 below]
Koni-Omega M globally Konica 44754 I–48462 E [for details see Table 2 below]
Konica Press 2 Japan only Konica 61017 N–61853 O [for details see Table 2 below]
Koni- Omegaflex globally Konica 70004 T–72388 T [for details see Table 2 below]
Rapid Omega 100 globally Mamiya 30004–40476
Rapid Omega 200 globally Mamiya 60045–69900
Rapid Omega 200 KE-58[A] U.S. Govt Mamiya 62116-66163[4]


Koni-Omega Rapid M, Koni-Omega M, Konica Press 2 and Koni-Omegaflex

The serial number can be found on the back of the camera, to the left of 'PATENT', except for the Koni-Omegaflex where the serial number is on a metal bracket on the bottom of the unit.

Table 2. Known Serial Numbers for the Koni-Omega Rapid M, M, Press 2 and Koni-Omegaflex and their inferred months of production[5]

Year  Month  Letter  Rapid M / M Press 2 Omegaflex Rollfilm holders
67-01  JAN  M  
67-02 FEB Y
67-03 MAR B
67-04 APR E
67-05 MAY S
67-06 JUN T 40057 T
67-07 JUL K 40096 K–40138 K
67-08 AUG O 40193 O–40252 O
67-09 SEP N 40398 N–40623 N  
67-10 OCT I 40676 I–40871 I
67-11 NOV C 2269 C
67-12 DEC A
68-01 JAN M
68-02 FEB Y
68-03 MAR B 40931 ?
68-04 APR E
68-05 MAY S
68-06 JUN T 40981 T 70004 T
68-07 JUL K
68-08 AUG O 2289 O
68-09 SEP N
68-10 OCT I
68-11 NOV C 41011 C–41279 C
68-12 DEC A 41344 A–41582 A 70178 ?
69-01 JAN M 41594 M–41883 M
69-02 FEB Y 41904 Y–42148 Y 70301 Y
69-03 MAR B 42199 B–42447 B
69-04 APR E 42482 E–42712 E
69-05 MAY S 42786 S–43007 S 2666 S
69-06 JUN T 43052 T–43057 T 70317 T–70323 T  
69-07 JUL K
69-08 AUG O 43132 O
69-09 SEP N 61017 N 3004 I
69-10 OCT I
69-11 NOV C 3295 C
69-12 DEC A 3477 A–3525 A
70-01 JAN M
70-02 FEB Y 43187 Y 70377 Y–70384 ? 3807 Y–4129 Y
70-03 MAR B 70674 B–70694 B 4236 B
70-04 APR E 70795 E
70-05 MAY S 70832 S
70-06 JUN T 43191 T–43281 T 61258 T 70861 T–70942 T
70-07 JUL K 43347 K–43640 K 61354 K
70-08 AUG O 43723 O–44004 O
70-09 SEP N 4885 N
70-10 OCT I 71000 I
70-11 NOV C 71110 C–71116 C  
70-12 DEC A
71-01 JAN M 44020 M
71-02 FEB Y 4723 Y
71-03 MAR B 61539 B–61671 B   71219 N??-71270 N??             
71-04 APR E 5369 E
71-05 MAY S 5643 S
71-06 JUN T
71-07 JUL K 71360 K–71387 K
71-08 AUG O 44024 O–44085 O 61853 O 7018 O
71-09 SEP N 44125 N–44412 N 7170 N
71-10 OCT I 44505 I–44754 I 7480 I
71-11 NOV C 44800 C–44835 I 71426 C 7919 C–7942 C
71-12 DEC A 71489 A 8728A
72-01 JAN M 44834 M–44931 M
72-02 FEB Y 44956 Y–44974 Y
72-03 MAR B 10361 B
72-04 APR E 71569 E–71611 E
72-05 MAY S 45002 S–45167 S 10907 S
72-06 JUN T 45227 T–45250 T 13483 T
72-07 JUL K
72-08 AUG O
72-09 SEP N
72-10 OCT I
72-11 NOV C
72-12 DEC A
73-01 JAN M
73-02 FEB Y 71637 Y–71708 Y 14082 Y
73-03 MAR B
73-04 APR E 45267 E–45287 E
73-05 MAY S 45026 S–45028 S 71765 ?
73-06 JUN T 45322 T–456xx T
73-07 JUL K 14745 K
73-08 AUG O 45667 O–45698 O
73-09 SEP N
73-10 OCT I
73-11 NOV C
73-12 DEC A 16559 A
74-01 JAN M 46077 M–46138 M 71781 M–71806 M 16700 M–16887 M
74-02 FEB Y 46226 Y–46277 Y
74-03 MAR B 46295 B–46410 B 71816 B
74-04 APR E 46477 E–46583 E
74-05 MAY S 46613 S–46687 S
74-06 JUN T 46799 T–46823 T
74-07 JUL K 46959 K–46990 K 71822 K–71923 K
74-08 AUG O 47069 O–47123 ? 72059 ?
74-09 SEP N 47237 N
74-10 OCT I 47333 ? 72117 I–72183 I
74-11 NOV C 47543 C 72285 N
74-12 DEC A 47746 A–47748 A
75-01 JAN M 47967 M
75-02 FEB Y
75-03 MAR B
75-04 APR E 48462 E
75-05 MAY S
75-06 JUN T 72388 T


Notes

  1. I am very much indebted to Peter Lanczak (Germany/France) for his data set which augmented mine (GitzoCollector).
  2. A1615 is the lowest known serial number (based on over 100 silver trimmed units known). The number A1615 is shown in the initial 1963 promotional brochure for the Koni-Omega Rapid. This makes little sense, unless one assumes that Konica's production numbering followed on from where the production run of the Simmon Omega 120 left off. The overall, 'missing', quantity is indeed in the ballpark of the production numbers documented for the Omega 120.
  3. It seems that the units badged as 'Konica Press' were taken from the main production run and merely furnished with a differently badged rangefinder housing.
  4. The military model is built-identical with the Rapid-Omega 200, and as far as can be discerned from the serial numbers, the units supplied to the military were taken from the main production run and furnished with the military specifications tag affixed to the base of the camera.
  5. I am very much indebted to Peter Lanczak (Germany/France) for his data set which augmented mine (GitzoCollector).
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