Konica AR

35mm SLR system • Discontinued

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Overview

Konica's 35mm film SLR system based on the second version of the Konica bayonet mount.

THE AUTOREFLEX T SERIES:

  • Auto-Reflex (aka Autorex) - one of the first 35mm SLRs with fully automatic exposure. The camera featured a mechanically controlled shutter with top speed of 1/1000th of a second and a built-in CdS light meter of the non-TTL type;
  • Autoreflex T (aka FTA) - the world's first 35mm SLR with fully automatic TTL (open-aperture) exposure metering. Compared to the Auto-Reflex, the top shutter speed was reduced down to 1/500th of a second;
  • Autoreflex T2 (aka New FTA) - an improved Autoreflex T with top shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second;
  • Autoreflex T3 - an improved Autoreflex T2 with shutter-priority automatic exposure mode (with manual override) and multiple exposure function;
  • Autoreflex T3N - an improved Autoreflex T2 with a fixed hot shoe;
  • Autoreflex TC (aka ACOM-1) - a totally new model with smaller dimensions. It was used by many schools to teach photography;
  • Autoreflex T4 - the last mechanical SLR made by Konica. Similar to the Autoreflex TC, with many plastic parts;
  • TC-X - the world's first SLR with body and frame completely cast of plastic. Also the world's first camera compatible with the "DX" system for automatic input of film-speed (ISO) information. Produced by Cosina.

STRIPPED-DOWN AUTOREFLEX MODELS:

  • Auto-Reflex P - as Auto-Reflex, but without CdS light meter;
  • Autoreflex A - as Autoreflex T, but with top shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, without self timer, DoF preview, mirror lock-up, ON/OFF switch, battery test;
  • Autoreflex A2 - as Autoreflex T2, but with top shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, without self timer, DoF preview, mirror lock-up, display of shutter speed in viewfinder, ON/OFF switch, battery test;
  • Autoreflex A1000 - as Autoreflex A2, but with top shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, for the American market only;
  • Autoreflex A3 - as Autoreflex T3, but without self timer, DoF preview, mirror lock-up, display of shutter speed and AE/manual mode in viewfinder, hot shoe contact, M flash socket, ON/OFF switch, battery test, and film reminder slot on back.

THE F SERIES:

  • FS-1 - the first Konica SLR with electronically controlled shutter and autoload/autowind systems. Also the world's first 35mm SLR with built-in motor drive;
  • FC-1 - as FS-1, but without the built-in autowind;
  • FP-1 PROGRAM - a model with programmed automatic exposure mode only;
  • FT-1 MOTOR - an improved FS-1.

Interchangeable lenses with focal lengths from 15 to 1000mm were produced for the system. Exceptionally high resolution, freedom from chromatic aberration, coma and flare firmly established Hexanon lenses as among the finest lenses available in the world market.

Camera list

35mm film SLR cameras with the Konica AR mount (17):

Konica AR mount lens list

Teleconverter list

Accessories list

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