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The Konica FS-1 is a Konica AR bayonet mount camera introduced in 1979.
It is known as the first 35mm SLR with built-in motor drive. Full-featured SLR with Gallium Arsenide Phosphour TTL light meter. The viewfinder contains LED indications for the meter settings. It uses the Shutter-priority auto-exposure system. Extremely simple film load.
The electronic shutter has speeds from 2s to 1/1000 and B. The camera is dead without batteries, but those are 4 readily available AA alkalines. Use of rechargeables is dangerous for the circuitry.
|Konica FS-1 with 12mm Accura Fish Eye|
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