Konica C35 Flashmatic


  • ISO: 25~400
  • Meter: Lens-mounted CDS
  • Battery: PX675 Mercury, substituted with LR44
  • Shutter: Leaf, Copal B Mat
  • Lens: Non-interchangeable, Hexanon F2.8 38mm
  • Focal range: 3.3′ to infinity
  • Hotshoe:
  • What type of role does this fill within my collection?

    History Later derivatives included the Auto S2/S3/FD


    This is one adorable camera. Aluminium and leather makes it a pleasing camera to handle. Compact and light, the technical limitations are overcome with the role this subcompact fills. Using it is effortless. Load film, choose ISO, focus, and shoot. More reliable that auto-loading and auto-focus cameras at a smaller form. Just slap on a lens cap to conserve battery life and throw it in a bag. I'd be inclined to use 400 speed film for spontaneous indoor shots, times where you're unlikely to be luging around a full-size SLR. The rangefinder is roomy and causes no impedance for glasses. The focus patch is a yellow square patch that's easy to pick up and quick to focus. Overall, just a joy to use.

  • Tips:
  • Overexpose the ISO dial by 1 or 2 stops to compensate for the higher voltage battery. (1.35v to 1.55v) There is no shutter release lock, so keep it in a case.


    Coming soon!