Konica Auto S2

Konica Auto S2

My father-in-law dug out his film camera from the 1960s, which means it’s vintage, like me. This rangefinder camera is automatic, which is impressive since my film cameras are fully manual and they’re both newer than this one. I wanted to try out the S2, but he says the light meter isn’t working. I thought it might just need a fresh battery, but it seems this article touches on the battery issue (the camera used to take mercury batteries, which have since been outlawed, and replacement batteries mislead the light meter):

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2012/07/guest-review-the-konica-auto-s2/

My father-in-law even has a flash for the Konica which takes batteries, but also comes with a very long power cord and can also be plugged directly into a socket. Nifty to have a choice; my modern speedlights don’t have that option. But I’m very glad the days of calculating distance/power ratio with guide numbers are over!

Konica Auto S2

Konica Auto S2

Konica Auto S2

Konica Auto S2

Note to self: unpack and dig out the film cameras. I sent them with Paulo back in February, but didn’t send any film along with the camera bodies. When I finished packing up the apartment in Toronto I found a single roll of unused film and it made it here in one piece, but now I can’t find the Chinon CE-4 or the Pentax K-1000. Figures!

I’m heading off to the wilds of the interior for a couple of days with the family, to the home village. There’s no internet there, so I’ll just pretend I’ve gone back in time… well, except with DSLRs.