The Konica Model AR "TC" Camera
CAMERA TYPE: 35 mm TTL (Through-the-Lens metering),
AEC (Automatic Exposure Control), SLR (Single-Lens-Reflex)
FILM: Standard 35 mm 20 or 36 exposure cassettes
FORMAT: 24 x 36 mm
STANDARD LENS OPTIONS: Konica New Hexanon AR 50 mm f/1.7
(6 elements, 5 groups)
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE: 21.7" from film plane (50 mm f/1.7)
LENS MOUNT: Konica Bayonet (47 mm diameter)
FLANGE/FILM DISTANCE: 40.5 mm
APERTURE CONTROL SYSTEM: Automatically sets correct f/stop
(or fractional f/stop) with all Konica Automatic
Hexanon and Hexar lenses
SHUTTER: Metallic, vertical-scanning Copal Square
SHUTTER SPEEDS: Convenient top-mounted selector for
all speeds 1/8th second to 1/1000th second plus "B" (for time exposures)
FLASH SYNCHRONIZATION: Electronic flash synchronization at
all speeds to and including 1/125th second.
Built-In Hot Shoe for use with cordless (direct contact) electronic flash units.
Also features standard PC Outlet, conveniently side-mounted
SELF-TIMER: Built-In Variable delay, range approximately 4 to 10 seconds
VIEWING SYSTEM: Parallax-Free Single Lens Reflex System.
Coated, eye-level pentaprism shows upright, un-reversed image;
apparent magnification 0.91X with 50 mm lens
FOCUSING SCREEN: Konica 3-way focusing system has
split-image rangefinder plus microdiaprism and
fine groundglass focusing
IN-FINDER READOUTS: "Control-Center" viewfinder shows
vital data at a glance: exact lens aperture being set automatically;
under / over - exposure ranges; match-needle indicator for
semi-automatic operation. Automatically signals when
in manual exposure mode
REFLEX MIRROR: Oversize, coated mirror prevents
image cutoff in finder even with bellows extensions at 1:1 magnification.
Mirror design permits automatic operation even with
extreme wide-angle lenses. Instant-return mirror action prevents
image blackout after exposure
EXPOSURE CONTROL SYSTEM: Fully Automatic Exposure Control (AEC)
system selects and sets correct lens aperture
(or fractional aperture) automatically, based on information
obtained from dual through-the-lens CdS cells located in pentaprism
FILM SPEED RANGE: ASA 25 - 1600
METER POWER SOURCE: Two 1.35 Volt mercury photographic batteries,
photographic type (Mallory PX-13, PX-625, Everready EPX-625, or equivalent)
EXPOSURE "MEMORY" LOCK: Memorizes and holds exposure reading
to allow precise meter operation in backlit or spotlit situations;
operates via shutter release
METER COUPLING (SENSITIVITY) RANGE: With ASA 100 film and
f/1.7 lens EV 4.5 (1/8th sec. at f/1.7) to EV 18 (1/1000th sec. at f/16).
With f/1.2 lens, EV 3.5 (1/8th sec. at f/1.2) to EV 18.
Meter automatically turns off if shutter speed selected is beyond meter EV Range
LOADING: Konica Fast Loading system uses multi-slotted
take-up spool to grip film securely
FILM TRANSPORT: Single-stroke lever automatically advances film,
winds shutter, counts exposures, and prevents unwanted double exposures.
Lever returns to "ready" position away from camera body to
permit continuous operation at eye-level. Unique spring-loaded lever action
keeps lever in "ready" position until "Off" switch is pressed
UNLOADING: Oversize rapid-rewind crank permits rewinding within seconds;
cutaway film cassette chamber allows drop-out cassette removal
OTHER FEATURES: Meter/Shutter "Off" Switch locks shutter,
turns meter off; unlocked by engaging Transport Lever.
Standard 1/4" x 20 Tripod Socket.
Hot Shoe has automatic "off" control to prevent electrical
shock when PC outlet is "live"
5.4" x 3.5" x 1.8"
(136 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm)
With 50 mm f/1.7 Lens:
5.4" x 3.5" x 3.3"
(136 mm x 90 mm x 85 mm)
18.0 oz. (510g)
With 50 mm f/1.7 Lens:
25.4 oz. (720g)