Konica Auto S3

From: £380.00

Format: 35mm

Condition: B – Good Condition

Suitable For: Beginners, Enthusiasts, Professionals, Collectors

Applications: Everyday Carry, Travel, Quick Snaps, Portraits, Landscapes

Features: Shutter Priority, Classic Wind On Loading, Solid Construction, Great Lens, Self Timer, Bulb Mode, Very Rare Model

Supplied with: Case, Strap, Lens Cap, Lens Hood

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Description

The Konica Auto S3 is a rare gem in the world of 35mm photography – a compact rangefinder that combines exceptional optics with intuitive operation. This highly sought-after camera is a true collector’s item that still delivers outstanding performance for modern film enthusiasts.

At the heart of the Auto S3 is the legendary Konica Hexanon 38mm f/1.8 lens. Renowned for its sharpness, contrast, and beautiful rendering, this fast prime lens produces images with a distinct character that modern digital cameras struggle to replicate.

While compact, the Auto S3 doesn’t skimp on features. Its shutter priority mode, coupled with a built-in light meter, takes the guesswork out of exposure. The viewfinder’s parallax correction patch ensures precise focusing, critical for nailing that perfect shot with the shallow depth of field at f/1.8.

Manual shutter speeds range from 1/8 to 1/500 second (plus Bulb mode) allowing for creative exposure techniques. The self-timer also adds versatility for self-portraits or shake-free long exposures.

Despite its advanced capabilities, the Auto S3 remains accessible to photographers of all levels. Its straightforward operation makes it an excellent choice for beginners looking to learn, enthusiasts seeking a premium compact, or professionals wanting a reliable everyday carry camera.

Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of photographic history. The Konica Auto S3 offers a shooting experience and image quality that’s truly special in today’s world of cookie-cutter digital cameras. Elevate your 35mm photography with this exceptional rangefinder.

Supplied with a case, strap, and lens cap + hood included.

Specification

Type: Compact

Format: 35mm

Condition: B – Good Condition

Suitable For: Beginners, Enthusiasts, Professionals, Collectors

Applications: Everyday Carry, Travel, Quick Snaps, Portraits, Landscapes

Features: Shutter Priority, Classic Wind On Loading, Solid Construction, Great Lens, Self Timer, Bulb Mode, Very Rare Model

Lens: Konica Hexanon 38mm f/1.8

Supplied with: Case, Strap, Lens Cap, Lens Hood

Battery: 1x Zinc Air 675

Condition

Please keep in mind that you are purchasing vintage camera equipment, in most cases our products are 20-40 years old, sometimes even older! Cosmetic scratches, dust and other signs of use can be common but we will always advise if there is any notable damage. Please check the individual grading of the camera for specific information.

Remember all our products have been thoroughly tested and are fully working!

Grading

To make the cosmetic condition of our products clear we have a simple grading system which is detailed on every page. The condition rating only reflects the appearance of the camera and will have no affect the final photograph/results.  

A+ (Perfect Condition) – The camera has no visible signs of use. This grade doesn’t come around often and would be perfect for collectors.

A (Excellent Condition) – The camera has very minor signs of use. There may be small cosmetic scratches or signs of wear upon close inspection.

B (Good Condition) – The camera has some visible signs of use. There may be marks/scratches visible around the camera but nothing major.

C (Fair Condition) – The camera has some noticeable signs of use. Specific information can be found next to the grading.

D (Heavily Used Condition) – The camera has significant signs of use. Specific information can be found next to the grading.

Warranty

Here at Analogue Revival we’re passionate about keeping film photography alive, we’re happiest when you have an analogue camera in your hands! We also want you to feel confident in your new camera, so we offer a 30 day guarantee on everything purchased from us. If you have any problems just get in touch and will will be there to help.

Unfortunately we don’t cover cosmetic issues or anything that could have arisen due to negligence/accidental damage.