Konica C35 EF
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The Konica C35 EF is a compact camera. It had the nickname "Pikkari" in Japan. Introduced in 1975, the Pikkari was the first 35mm compact camera with a built-in flash. The C in the name stands for "compact", the 35 for 35mm film, and the EF for "electronic flash". Focusing is enabled by selecting preset distances on the rotating lens barrel, using the zone focus method. It was superseded by the fixed focus Konica C35 EFP and autofocus Konica C35 AF.
- Lens: Konica Hexanon 38mm, f/2.8
- Filter thread size: 46mm
- Auto-exposure via CdS metering cell. Exposure setting is locked with half-press of shutter release button.
- Shutter speeds: 1/60, 1/125
- Focus range: 1.0 m to infinity, with display of zone shown in viewfinder.
- Integrated auto-flash, with automatic adjustment of aperture according to ambient light and focus distance. (Guide number: 14m at ISO 100. Recharge time: 5-7s).
- Manual loading, advancing and rewinding of film.
- Film Speed Range: ASA/ISO 25-400, set manually by turning disc around lens.
- Power: Light meter requires a 1.3V PX675 mercury battery. A 1.5V button cell should work almost as well. Flash requires two AA alkaline batteries.