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Konica auto reflex TC outfit

Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by PeteE, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Another outfit given to my Boy who never uses it now -- so I have taken it over !! The Konica Auto Reflex TC was made in about 1974---it works without batteries which are the now-illegal MERCURY types -- takes two --- given by a local Businessman who is now ill after a stroke -- he seems never to have used the 28mm and 200mm lenses as they are .Mint' in their cases. Light seals on back had to be replaced and I took off the base-plate and very carefully lubricated the moving cogs and links and it now winds on 'sweetly' . Like the Olympus OM2n there is no 'usual Mirror Bumper' but two small pads in the mirror box. It flash synchs at 1/125th second. There is a special lens hood for the 28mm lens ( not shown). First tests show good sharpness from the lenses.
    [​IMG]Konica set by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
  2. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Re: Konica auto reflex TC outfit ( RESULTS of Tests)

    Results of Test indicate that the konica lenses are NOT as good as the olympus lenses I tested earlier-- I can see the difference under a x6 Magnifier and darkroom enlargements would show it as well.
    28mm f3.4 Hexanon AR at f5.6, 1.500th sec, Yellow Filter used
    [​IMG]Konica Autoreflex TC test 04 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

    50mm f1.7 Hexanon at f2, 1/1000th sec, Red Filter used



    [​IMG]Konica Autoreflex TC test 02 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    200mm f4 Hexar at full aperture, 1/500th second

    [​IMG]Konica Autoreflex TC test 07 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     

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