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    New Konica Group established

    Konica brought many innovations to photography and lots of great glass in various formats and configurations. I think that it is a great "sleeper" brand with great bargains to be had for their very competent equipment. Are there any like-minded folks out there?
    Craig Schroeder

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    They had close ties to Misubishi and Sekonic.

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    I know that is not glass but I loved their IR film.

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    PE,

    What is your view on their films? Before I got into photography I had thought of them as a "snaps" brand but now realize Konica did produce some specialist products such as a near IR film in 120 format.

    Tom.

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    I purchased a large quantity of their 160 in 120 some years back (I may still have some frozen). It was a decent wedding film and held texture in white gowns and had nice skin tones. Not every lab handled it correctly but a couple that I trusted (CamerArt & Whitehouse Color) did a very nice job with it.

    It did seem that they were a price-point film and I only used a few sample rolls with mixed results. Konica had messed up an order and when they corrected it, sent some complimentary films from their last emulsion upgrade. I walked around an outdoor hot rod show in St Paul with a Hexar loaded with the 200 and must say, for that duty, it gave as good of results as I could have hoped for from any film.
    Craig Schroeder

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    Good Evening, Craig,

    I'm a long-time user of the Koni-Omega MF system and have a high opinion of it. Let's not pump it up too much, however, since I don't want the price of used stuff to increase. Too bad someone doesn't tool up and provide new K-O backs with the weak points corrected. I also bought a Konica A2 a couple of years ago ($15!) and find it a most satisfactory item.

    Konical

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    I have a bunch of Konica 35mm gear CLA'd by Greg Weber. Unfortunately, you can't even sell this stuff anywhere near the prices of similar types of Nikon or Minolta. I use my T3 and 21mm all the time. Actually the 40mm is really nice as well. 85mm is not bad but I prefer my Rokkor 85mm.

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    I have used Konica IR 35 film a few years ago and I loved for easy use of it (general speaken), but I've never used the 120 up to now, thou I wish I had.
    Jeff

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    LOL wasn't the idea to do this in the new group.

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    I'm a very happy Koni-Omega user.
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