June 05, 2019

My Splendid Camera - Luke Marshall

My Splendid Camera - Luke Marshall

Luke Marshall is the man behind Hype Cameras so he has a 'few' cameras to choose from. This time he choose a Konica 35 Automatic (aka Flashmatic)

Here's some words from the man himself:

When I first picked it up I thought it was broken.  With a fresh battery slapped in the meter needle didn’t behave the way I expected it to - just went all over the place regardless of where I was pointing it. Then I realised it was just telling me shutter speed and aperture info not the usual over/under exposure indicators (duh). With my confusion abated I set out to grab some modelling shots of a mate and some architecture from a client job.

It’s fully auto and works incredibly well in broad daylight. Focusing is sharper than any other rangefinder I’ve used so far (incl Olympus 35RD,RC,Trip 35, Yashica Electro 35, GSN,GTN) and it’s light - super compact AND…. it takes an easy to find Zinc Air 1.4v hearing aid battery. I don’t even care that I have no ‘control’ over aperture & shutter speed because I get to control the focal point. Everything else is done for me. So for a vintage rangefinder What’s not to like?

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