Konica Genba Kantoku
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The Genba Kantoku (現場監督) (translated as Site supervisor) or referred to as Foreman or Work camera is a rugged 35mm film cameras released in Japan by Konica in 1988. It was also available as the Konica MS-40. It was replaced in 1993 with the New 現場監督 which has a 35mm lens.
It was primary designed for building construction workers. It is waterproof (JIS protection grade 4), dust, sand proof and anti-shock. The camera design is similar to the Konica MR.640 introduced months earlier, but with a larger reinforced exterior. It uses a 40mm f/3.5 auto focusing lens instead of a dual lens design. There are three large focusing sensors to the left of the lens, which has a minimum focusing distance of 0.9m. The shutter has speeds of 1/5 to 1/500 sec. The film loading and advance is automatic with a motor drive. There is a film counter on the LCD. Power is from 2CR5 battery.
Afterwards a whole series of similar rugged type cameras were released.
- Konica 1988, Konica Minolta history page - In Japanese at Kenko-Tokina's Konica Minolta history
- Konica MS-40 at Sylvain Halgain's Collection Appareils (in French)
|Konica Genba Kantoku|
|Film||Genba Kantoku||Genba Kantoku DD||Genba Kantoku Zoom|
|28mm||Genba Kantoku 28||New Genba Kantoku 28||Genba Kantoku 28WB||Genba Kantoku 28WB ECO||Genba Kantoku 28HG|
|35mm||New Genba Kantoku||Genba Kantoku WB||Genba Kantoku 35WB ECO|