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35mm SLR

Konica TC-X 35mm Film SLR Camera with Konica Hexanon AR 50mm F/1.8 Fast Prime Lens, Strap, Batteries


Here we have a very nice Konica TC-X 35mm film SLR camera with Konica Hexanon AR 50mm F/1.8 fast prime lens. It is in very good condition and is ready to shoot with new batteries.

The Konica TC-X is an excellent entry-level camera that's equally capable for an experienced photographer. It features a capable shutter (1/8th of a second to 1/1000th of a second + Bulb mode), excellent metering capability, shutter priority auto exposure mode, meter assisted manual exposure mode, viewfinder display, and a self-timer.

The camera is fully functional, clean, and cosmetically very nice. Mechanically it is perfect, and everything functions as it should. The viewfinder, focusing screen, mirror box, shutter, and film compartment are all clean and well-maintained. The automatic film advance mechanism works perfectly. Shutter speeds are accurate and light metering is good.

The included lens is in fantastic cosmetic and mechanical condition. The lens elements are clean and clear with no fungus, scratches, or balsam separation. The aperture blades are snappy and oil-free and the focus and aperture rings spin smoothly and click nicely.

The standard 50mm focal length is perfect for snap shots, general photography, street photography, portraiture, nature, and architectural shooting. The fast maximum aperture of F/1.8 makes it ideal for low-light shooting, and makes it adept at producing gorgeous bokeh and subject isolation. Stopped down it becomes extremely sharp and capable of rendering very fine images.

Konica's Hexanon lenses are extremely respected in the world of classic cameras. While other camera makers managed to produce a fair number of excellent lenses throughout the years, only Konica was well-regarded for producing an entire range of consistently superb lenses. When you bought a Konica lens there was no question as to whether your lens could compete with the other brands; it was usually better. The Japanese government even used Hexanon lenses as the standard against which all other lenses were measured.

The camera can use all Konica AR mount lenses (and 3rd party AR mount lenses), and the included lens will also mount to any other Konica AR mount film SLR. These are all Konica SLRs produced from 1965 to 1987, when Konica ceased operations in the SLR market. It will also mount to today's digital cameras by way of an inexpensive adapter.

It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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