March 14, 2011

More Andy Warhol camera poses including the Konica C35-EF 2




The cataloging and identifying of Andy Warhol cameras continues!

If you're wondering,the camera in Warhol's left hand is a Konica C35 EF 2.

You can tell because it has the self-timer lever. The first, ground-breaking, flash-toting , Konica C35 EF Pikkari, didn't have the timer (see below).

Also the later model had three speeds - I can't recall what they are. The original (below) had two shutter speeds: 1/60 and 1/125. One Flickr discussion says 1/250 is the third speed on the second version.

Konica C35 EF

Here is the second C35 EF as advertised:


Here are my previous notes on the camera:

Film range: 25 to 400 ASA.
Lens: Hexanon 38mm, f2.8, 4 elements in 3 groups
Filter ring: 46mm
Focus range: 3.5 feet to infinity
Zone/Scale focus
Shutter: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250 shutter speeds. (also 1/30 AND 1/650???, see comments below)

Use 2 x AA batteries to power the flash and 1 X 1.3 volt button cell (mercury PX675 or EXP675) for the CDS light meter. Apparently, using modern 1.5v batteries won't negatively effect C41 or black and white films. Correct voltage may be needed for slide film.

With flash off, the camera will select the correct aperture. The CDS above the lens controls which f stop is used.

I believe the shutter speed is determined by the ISO setting in non-flash mode.

As this is the NEW EF - the original had no timer - there is a third shutter speed of 1/250. The old EF had 1/60 and 1/125.

Note the camera shoots without any batteries. It may default to either 1/60 or 1/125 depending on the ISO. I believe it shoots at its widest aperture, f2.8.

Konica C35 EF aka C35 New EF aka Pikkari
In flash mode the camera default to an aperture determined by the ISO. The camera may default to a shutter speed of 1/60 1/125.

The window beside the viewfinder has a light meter attached to the flash. This may govern how much light the flash emits.

On this camera, after some cleaning, everything seems to be in good working order.

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