need help with FS-1 body : LUSENET : Konica 35mm SLRs : One Thread


I just purchased a used FS-1 camera primarily for the lens it came with (28mm f3.5 Hexanon). The body is said to be non working. I am examining it now but I am having trouble how to open the battery door. since I don;t ahve a manual for FS-1, i am at a loss. I set the little switch pairs on the back to green color setting becuase that seems to be the control for door lock. But the battery chamber is not opening and i don't want to force it.

Anyone familiar with FS-1 body out there? Thanks.

-- Anonymous, March 27, 1999


New problem with FS-1


Soon after posting the message, I found the battery door latch. I guess it was a simple problem. But now I have more substantial problem. The FS-1 motor is not working ocrrectly. The red warning light is on whenever the motor advances and about 1/3 of the time, the motor advances multiple frames. I guess this is a common problem with FS-1 bodies. Is there any solution? Should I try to use the camera expecting to lose around 1/3 of film to non-exposure?

-- Anonymous, March 27, 1999

FS-1 motor gives up its ghost.

I guess the erratic winding problem was an indication of weakening motor. After some tries, the motor completely died. R.I.P.

-- Anonymous, April 12, 1999

FS-1 motor gives up its ghost

Jay, what you experienced is probably the same that happened to me twice!, no less. It seems (and this I was told in 1989 by a camera repair tech who was an even bigger fan of Konicas than I am) that the motor and, more importantly, the CPU of the FS-1 are a good deal more senstive to wear and untoward usage (specifically using non-Konica flashes in the hot shoe) than all other Konica models before or since, or even its contemporary competitors. Saying this, I still think enough of this model to have run out and gotten another when the last one died on me!


-- Anonymous, July 12, 1999

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