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I bought my first Konica, an FTA, in Kowloon during the summer of 1975. Was this the Autoreflex T, T2, of T3. It did NOT have a shutter release lock.

-- Anonymous, September 27, 2000


FTA Revealed


Your FTA Konica is the Japan home market model of the Autoreflex T. If you bought it in 1975, it was probably used or old stock, as the T2 was already out in 1972.


-- Anonymous, September 29, 2000

FTA Revealed

I wouldn't be surprised. It was not in its box at the store, but then I didn't see any boxes, all the cameras were out on the shelves behing the counter. This was my first experience at buying more than a Kodak 110 Instamatic, and then to get in Hong Kong. I was 16 at the time, so I didn't know better. It certainly looked new. Thanks for the info.

-- Anonymous, September 30, 2000

Konica FTA

I purchased a Konica FTA new in the box in Fussa-machi, Japan, in 1969. I was stationed in the USAF at nearby Yokota Air Base. In the Air Force BX, the export model Konica Autoreflex T (now referred to as the T-1)was being sold. Off base, in the domestic market, it was indeed the Konica FTA. My FTA was the all black version and came standard with the 57mm f/1.2 lens. It is also described and pictured in this manner in the Konica section of the Sugiyama-Naoi Japanese camera reference book. Is yours also a black body model? I was always curious if the FTA first model was also marketed in the chrome body style.



-- Anonymous, October 01, 2000

I had the chrome body.

-- Anonymous, October 01, 2000

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