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Grip design of a Konica film SLR camera!



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In this issue, we will be looking at the grip design of Konica’s 1979 manual focus film SLR camera.

Konica FS-1 (Reference product)

Black body made of steel. Grip section is made of plastic.

The grip section is shaped to fit comfortably in the hand.

The upper part of the grip has a curved design.

The lower part has the same design as the upper part.

Move the slides on the back side of the grip up and down respectively.

Slide the grip as the green mark comes up,

The grip is detachable.
There is a plating plate on the top.

What a surprise! Four AA batteries were hidden inside.

Inside the grip was a battery compartment!

This is the body section with the grips removed.

In this issue, we have introduced a grip for a manual focus SLR camera released by Konica in 1979.

This grip design is very unusual for a manual focus camera.

The combination of this grip design and the battery compartment must have been a great design because the film winding is automatic and requires four AA batteries.

This grip and battery compartment design may have been the inspiration for the grip design of the auto-focus SLR cameras that were released later.


We will continue to introduce various grip designs in the future, so please look forward to them!

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Writer Takashi Okumura