Konica AR diopter (round)

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Does anyone know a possible source for a +2 or +3 diopter for the AR (the kind that screws into the round eyepiece)? I know that Konica made these (pictured in the Jacobs book).

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2000



James, These older diopters are becoming real scarce. Most end up being thrown away by new owners because they don't need or want them or don't realize what they are. You can try Bill Cameta, he always seems to have a lot of Konica stuff. Also, give Paul Ebel a try. And, lastly, you can try (although I am unfamiliar with his policies regarding parts or sales) our own Greg Weber, dedicated Konica repair tech. Good luck! I have the feeling you'll need it. If you do locate a source of these diopters, please let us know.

Jon from Deepinaharta, Georgia

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2000


Thanks, Jon, will follow these up.

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2000

Konica AR Diopter(round)

James, Try the these dealers:goodwinphotoinc.com,classic-cameras.com,brooklyncam.com,pacificrimcamera.com,wallstreetcamera.com(their used database is being revised and is not currently available). Goodwin Photo has the size diopter you want,but they are the rectangular type. Email them to see if the mount is removable and possibly you could use them on your round eyepiece. Good Luck, Dave

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2000

Konica Diopters

Well, I had a couple of +1s sitting on my shelf. Put one on ebay for 1 cent.. The madness continues..


-- Anonymous, December 21, 2000

Diopter lenses

Hi James, Try Cambridge Camera Exchange in Manhattan. They seem to have lots of Konica stuff, and much of it still new in the box. They are rather expensive, in my opinion, but they may have what you want. Cheers, T.D.Hulit

-- Anonymous, December 22, 2000

Diopter (or anything else): Cambridge Camera Exchange - NOT!

Heads up!

A lot of people have had trouble with Cambridge, look on Photo.net under "community" for comments from many, many folks.

I placed a large order with them earlier this year, before I knew of the problems. The person on the phone said he literally had the items in his hands, described them to me (several used lenses featured on their website and in their magazine ad) and was shipping within 24 hrs. I gave them my credit card. Done deal.

Days, then weeks, then months go by, never received a thing despite 3 or 4 follow up calls and a number of e-mails (only one very late response to those). In one of the first calls I was told they had found a problem with one of the lenses and had it in their shop for service. In another they actually said the items had shipped.

I now believe they never even had the items advertised and "sold" to me, or had sold them prior.

The good news is there were never any charges to my credit card.

Apparantly my experience is not unique and I got off easy.

I will NOT do business with them again.

Alan Myers San Jose, Calif.

-- Anonymous, December 23, 2000

Apologies for bad advice!

Greetings all, I do apologize for possibly leading some of you into bad deals with Cambridge Camera Exchange. I was in Manhattan on reasearch in March 2000, and stopped by the store. They did have a fair range of used Konica equipment in the cases, but if it was anything interesting, they had to bring it out of storage. The staff member that I dealt with was exceptionally pushy, and tried to sell me a lens I didn't want, even after I told him I was NOT interested. I bought a few odd-sized filters but nothing else. I called them up concerning a Konica/Nikon adapter a couple of months after, but decided not to go through with the deal (lucky for me with regards to Alan's message above!). I've had no further dealings with them. Best of luck to you all (and a Happy New Year!) and again, my apologies for bad advice! T.D.Hulit

-- Anonymous, December 26, 2000

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