The Konica C35 EF is a compact camera. It had the nickname "Pikkari" in Japan. Introduced in 1975, the Pikkari was the first 35mm compact camera with a built-in flash. The C in the name stands for "compact", the 35 for [35mm]] film, and the EF for "electronic flash". Focusing is enabled by selecting preset distances on the rotating lens barrel, using the zone focus method. It was superseded by the fixed focus Konica C35 EFP and autofocus Konica C35 AF. It's lens is a Hexanon 38mm f/2.8, known for being tack sharp.
Famously, Andy Warhol used this camera for taking snapshots at exhibition openings, glitzy premieres, wild nights at Studio 54 and after parties at The Factory. “I love the new, small, automatic 35mm cameras like Minox and Konica,” Warhol said. Apparently he loved Konica so much, that he owned three.
- Launched in November 1977
- Lens: Konica Hexanon 38mm, f/2.8
- Filter thread size: 46mm
- Auto-exposure via CdS metering cell. Exposure setting is locked with half-press of shutter release button.
- Shutter speeds: 1/60, 1/125 (1/250 added in the 1977 model)
- Focus range: 1m to infinity, with display of zone shown in viewfinder and in focusing barrell aswell as a feet/meter scale on the barrell too.
- Integrated auto-flash, with automatic adjustment of aperture according to ambient light and focus distance. (Guide number: 14m at ISO 100. Recharge time: 5-7s).
- Manual loading, advancing and rewinding of film.
- Film Speed Range: ASA/ISO 25-400, set manually by turning disc around lens.
- Power: Light meter requires a 1.3V PX675 mercury battery. A 1.5V button cell should work almost as well. Flash requires two AA alkaline batteries, NiMh rechargable batteries are not advised as they tend to burn and break flash electronics.
Condition : Refer photos on condition - 'Flash' fonts slightly worn, leather age marks.
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