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 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
Digital DG-1 DG-2 DG-3Z DG-4W DG-5W