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Konica F system


Konica's first 35mm SLR system.

The groundbreaking model F (1960) had a reliable vertically running, metal bladed Hi Synchro shutter with the fastest speed of 1/2000 sec., while most cameras of that time could only offer speeds no faster than 1/500 sec. (1/1000 sec. with premium cameras). In addition, the camera was equipped with a quick-return mirror, window exposure meter, and automatic aperture support. It was also the only Konica SLR with an interchangeable viewfinder.

Model FS (1962) also received a Hi Synchro shutter, but its top speed was reduced to 1/1000 sec., and there was no window exposure meter.

The FP (1963) and FM (1965) models were equipped with a Copal shutter with speeds up to 1/1000 sec. FM, unlike FP, had a window exposure meter.

A small line of Hexanon lenses with first generation bayonet mount and focal lengths ranging from 35 to 800mm was released for the system.

Camera lineup

Konica F mount lens lineup

Wide-angle prime lenses
2.8 Konishiroku Hexanon 35mm F/2.8 ⌀55
2.8 Konishiroku Hexanon 35mm F/2.8 ⌀55 1961 
2.0 Konishiroku Hexanon 35mm F/2 ⌀72 1960 
Standard prime lenses
2.0 Konishiroku Hexanon 50mm F/2 ⌀55 1961 
1.8 Konishiroku Hexanon [Hexar] 52mm F/1.8 ⌀55
1.4 Konishiroku Hexanon [Hexar] 52mm F/1.4 ⌀55
1.4 Konishiroku Hexanon 52mm F/1.4 ⌀49 1960 
Short telephoto prime lenses
1.8 Konishiroku Hexanon 85mm F/1.8 ⌀55 1960 
2.8 Konishiroku Hexanon 100mm F/2.8 ⌀55
2.8 Konishiroku Hexanon 100mm F/2.8 ⌀55 1961 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
3.5 Konishiroku Hexanon 135mm F/3.5 ⌀55
3.5 Konishiroku Hexanon 135mm F/3.5 ⌀55 1961 
2.8 Konishiroku Hexanon 135mm F/2.8 ⌀55 1960 
3.5 Konishiroku Hexanon 200mm F/3.5 ⌀67 1961 
Super telephoto prime lenses
4.5 Konica Hexanon 400mm F/4.5Pro 1961 
8 Konica Hexanon 800mm F/8Pro 1961 

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