Konica C35 EF
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 It was superseded by the fixed focus Konica C35 EFP and autofocus Konica C35 AF.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.
This camera comes in two variants, one from its release date in 1975 and a second model or "generation" from 1977 onwards. The only differences between models is that the newer model incorporates a self timer and a new speed of 1/250th of a second, added to the 1/60 and 1/125 from the older model. The main differences in the bodies is that the newer comes with a self timer lever on the left side of the lens, an orange plastic flash release knob (the old one came with a black plastic one) and the focusing symbols on the lens focusing barell are framed, otherwise they are similar.
One trick that can be done with it is that the auto-exposure can be locked by half pressing the shutter release; this can come in handy at photos with difficult lighting or ones that are too contrasty, as one simply can point at a scene with moderate or good lighting, half press to lock the exposure and re-compose.
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