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Film winding lever of a Konica SLR camera!



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A series of film winding levers for SLR cameras!

In this issue, we will look at the film winding levers of SLR cameras released by Konica in 1976. 

What is a film winder lever?

In a film SLR camera, the film winder lever serves to advance the film to the next frame to prepare for the next shot after the shutter is released.

Konica ACOM-1 (Reference product)

This is a black color film manual SLR camera made of steel and plastic, released 47 years ago.

The film winding lever is located on the top surface. It is located in line with the shutter button, shutter speed dial, and near the film counter.

The winding lever axis is located near the film counter, and the lever moves around the axis.

The tip of the lever protrudes slightly from the rear edge of the top surface.

The lever itself is made of steel, and the part that touches the hand is made of plastic.
The plastic part is quite thick.

The plastic part that hangs on the hand is a spring-loaded lever that moves flexibly.

The shape of the lever design can be clearly seen from the back.

In this article, we introduced the film winder lever of the Konica SLR camera released in 1976.

This ACOM-1 film winder lever is a rare type of lever that has a flexible hand-holding part that other companies do not have.
As with the eye-level finder and self-timer lever introduced previously, we found that the original design in various areas was reflected in this film winder lever as well.

We will continue to introduce parts of film cameras that show the manufacturer’s colors in the future, so please look forward to it!

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Writer Takashi Okumura