Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The User's Review: Konica Eye, A Half Frame Rangefinder Camera, Released in 1964

A metal body, well designed, felt solid in hands. The light meter is around the lens, within the filter thread. Therefore, no light compensation is necessary after a filter installed, like TTL in a SLR. This location of light meter is better than those having the light windows on the upper front part of body. Corresponding to the settings around the lens, two needles in the viewfinder show shutter speed and distance, respectively.

One might need time to figure out how to open the film door. The black button is showed in the last image below. No shoe to anchor a flash through there is a terminal for flash cable. With some bills in hands, you need to open your eyes to find this EYE in the second hand market.

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