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Konica SLRs

Yahoo! Konica SLR Users Group

URL: external linkhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/konicaslr/
Moderated mailing list on Konica SLRs. Full of helpful and knowledgeable contributors. Reading ist possible without registration on the Yahoo! site, for posting and other functions registration is mandatory. Searchable archive.

Denis' Konica Nikon & Digital Photography Pages

URL: external linkhttp://cybernetdenis.net/index.htm
A site with much information and tips on general photography, on Konica and Nikon SLR systems as well as digital photography. Good overview over bodies, lenses and accessories. Some photo galleries of Konica users.

Urs Brunner's Konica Collector Pages

URL: external linkhttp://www.konica-collector.org/default.htm
A site with information on the Konica SLR system. Time tables and detailed descriptions. A chart with descriptions of all Konica lenses is under construction. Special interest are the old bodies with the first »F« bayonet and the Auto-Reflex. For those bodies you will find manuals there. There is a good page for the differentiation of Autoreflex T and Autoreflex T2 and an interesting collection of old advertisements for Konica SLR bodies.

Le Système Reflex Konica

URL: externer Linkhttp://konica.awardspace.com/
An extended, french-language site with information about the Konica SLR system.

Mike Butkus

URL: external linkhttp://butkus.org/chinon/
On this site are English language user's manuals for the Autoreflex T, T3, A3, TC, for the FS-1, FC-1, FP-1, FT-1, and TC-X and for the Konica point-and-shoot C35. No other information on Konica SLRs, but quite a lot on other camera systems.

Wulff Photography & Design

URL: external linkhttp://www.archiphoto.com/personal%20pages/Konica.html
Some personal thoughts and opinions about Konica Equipment.

Paul Trunfio's Photography Pages

URL: external linkhttp://polymer.bu.edu/paul/konica/index.html
A nice article about beginning photography with an old Konica SLR. Many valuable tips for beginners. Some lens performance tests.

Stephen Gandy's article on the Auto-Reflex

URL: external linkhttp://cameraquest.com/konihalf.htm
A detailed review of Stephen Gandy on the Konica Auto-Reflex. It is the only text about Konica on the extensive external linkCameraquest pages on classic cameras.

Matt Denton's Classic Cameras

URL: external linkhttp://www.mattdentonphoto.com/cameras/
Specifications, user tips, repair tips, and sample pictures of an extensive classic camera collection, including the Autoreflex T2, Autoreflex T3, and Autoreflex TC in the SLR section. Nice galleries, too.

Dante Stella's Konica FC-1 vs the Konica Autoreflex T4

URL: external linkhttp://www.dantestella.com/technical/fc1.html
A comparison between Konica Autoreflex T4 and FC-1. Part of external linkDante Stella's photography pages.

Konica Hexanon Project

URL: external linkhttp://konicahexanon.wordpress.com/
An interesting project showing images taken with Konica Hexanon lenses.

Konica-Minolta manufacturer's pages

Konica and Minolta merged into Konica-Minolta in 2003. Therefore, there are no Konica web sites any more, all have been changed to the new name and logo.
As far as I know, none of these pages contains informations on the old Konica SLRs.

Foto-Quelle sold Konica SLRs in Germany under their own Revue brand in the 60s. The company still exists and is today a big supplier of photo equipment and laboratory services for analogue and digital photography. There are no informations about the Konica SLRs on their pages.

Konica-Minolta Germany

URL: external linkhttp://www.konica-minolta.de/
German language site.

Konica-Minolta Europe

URL: external linkhttp://www.konicaminolta.eu/

Konica-Minolta Global Site

URL: external linkhttp://www.konicaminolta.com/

Foto-Quelle Germany

URL: external linkhttp://www.fotoquelle.de
German language site.

Foto-Quelle Netherlands

URL: external linkhttp://www.fotoquelle.nl
Dutch language site.

General photography

For those of you speaking German, there are many more links to interesting pages about general photography on the internal linkGerman language link page, which I did not include here because the pages are in German language only.

Photozone

URL: external linkhttp://www.photozone.de/
Huge site with many good articles about technical issues, some about composition, discussion forums, and equipment reviews.

Photo.net

URL: external linkhttp://www.photo.net/
Many discussion groups about almost anything related to photography. Many introductions to special topics, book reviews, and galleries.

The Nocturnes Night Photography Web Site

URL: external linkhttp://www.thenocturnes.com/
Very interesting site about taking photos at night. Some nice galleries, good tips and tricks.

The Ultimate Exposure Computer

URL: external linkhttp://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm
Tips for exposure value determination.

Other cameras

Pentax
Pentax Worldwide

URL: external linkhttp://www.pentax.com/
Official manufacturer's site. From here, all local Pentax manufacturer's sites can be found.

Bojidar Dimitrov's K-Mount page

URL: external linkhttp://kmp.bdimitrov.de/
Site about the Pentax 35 mm SLR system with the several variations of the K bayonet mount. Clear, complete, and informative.

Asahi Optical Historical Club

URL: external linkhttp://www.aohc.it/
English and Italian language page about the Pentax SLR cameras from the Asahiflex over the 110 up to the medium format 645. Lots of information.

Die Cast Pro Asahi Pentax Cameras and Lenses

URL: external linkhttp://whitemetal.com/
Site about the Pentax SLR cameras with M42 screw mount. Many images, technical data and manuals. Clear and informative.

The Unofficial Pentax Collector's Starter Page

URL: external linkhttp://www.concentric.net/%7Esherfy/special1.html
Site about older Pentax SLRs. Some interesting articles, more for collectors than for users.

Soviet rangefinders (FED, Zorki, Kiev)
Aidas Pikiotas's "Soviet Cams"

external linkhttp://www.sovietcams.com/
Extended site about cameras from the Soviet Union and Russia. Probably the most complete overview of Soviet rangefinders on the net. Well-structured and informative.

Nate's Communist Cameras

external linkhttp://www.commiecameras.com/
Extended site about cameras from the Soviet Union and German Democratic Republic. One of the most complete overview of Soviet rangefinders on the net. Well-structured and informative.

Jay's FED-1 & Zorkij-1 survival site

external linkhttp://jay.fedka.com/
Extended site about Soviet rangefinders, mainly from the early years. Many repair tips (i.e. rangefinder adjustment), how-tos and so on. Much of which is also usable for later models. A true treasure trove for do-it-yourselfers.

Wayne Cornell's Cornell History and Vintage camera web site

external linkhttp://zorki1c.com/camera/cameras.html
Extended site, not only about Soviet cameras. Good overview over camera models, lenses, and accessories. Production figures, some repair tips.

Mark Tharp's Russian Rangefinders

external linkhttp://www.fortunecity.com/marina/marine/569/rusrngfdrs/index.html
Site about Soviet rangefinders. Many manuals and tips for use.

Stephen Rothery's Soviet Camera Collection

external linkhttp://www.btinternet.com/~stowupland/
Extended site about Soviet Cameras with emphasis on rangefinders. Good model overview, some galleries with sample images.

Third party lenses
Third Party Lenses Resource Megasite Home Page

URL: external linkhttp://medfmt.8k.com/third/index.html
The site on the net about lenses from third-party manufacturers like Tamron, Vivitar, Soligor, and others. Text only, no images, but a huge amount of good information. Part of the Medium Format Photography Megasite (see below).

adaptall-2.org

URL: external linkhttp://www.adaptall-2.org/index.html
Complete overview over Tamron's third-party lenses with interchangeable lens mounts – from Adapt-A-Matic to Adaptall-2. For the still older T mount lenses, links to Tamron's own website exist.

Medium format cameras
Medium Format Photography Megasite

external linkhttp://medfmt.8k.com/
Site about medium format photography. Very extensive and informative. Many issues of general interest besides the medium format. Huge link list about photography. Text only, no images, but a huge amount of good information.

Instant film cameras
The Land List

URL: external linkhttp://www.rwhirled.com/landlist/landhome.htm or external linkhttp://www.landlist.org/
Martin Kuhn's site providing a complete and well-structured overview over all Polaroid instant film cameras, including accessories and films.

Repair

Keinath's Fotohomepage

URL: external linkhttp://www.keinaths-fotohomepage.gmxhome.de/
Extensive link list to articles about repair and modification. There is a German language version on external linkhttp://home.arcor.de/keinath/Selbstbau/selbstbau_&_modifikationen.htm

Camera Repair Resource Guide

URL: external linkhttp://brashear.phys.appstate.edu/lhawkins/photo/camrep.faq.html
Repair tip site as FAQ (list of frequently asked questions). Mainly aimed at Olympus users, but has a good and informative general section.

Classic Camera Repair Forum

URL: external linkhttp://www.kyphoto.com/classics/forum/
Moderated forum about camera repair and restauration.

Photos from me

Knips Omat at Fotocommunity

external linkhttp://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/473184
My Fotocommunity profile for black & white photos. Many, but by far not all taken with Konicas.

Knips Omat at flickr

external linkhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/knips_omat/
My flickr profile. Many, but by far not all taken with Konicas.

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