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    Konica Auto S2 EL

    Hi all,
    I just noticed a listing on that popular internet auction site for a Konica Auto S2 EL. It was NOS in the box for a couple hundred bucks starting bid, which takes it right out of consideration for me. Does anybody know what the EL means? I've never come across that before.
    Mike

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    From this one Japanese site (autotranslated ), I'd guess the EL was Konica's answer to Canon's QL quick loading system, i.e. some sort of film load assist. (Easy Load?)

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    Thanks maderik. EL = Easy Load sounds logical. I'd like to see how it works. Tough to improve on the ol' Auto S2!

    I remember that site you linked now that you reminded me of it - I think I followed a link from Photoethnography to get there a long time ago. Lots of cool pictures of the innards of rangefinders. That was where I discovered the trick of getting the top cover off of a Hi Matic F. The Google translation can be pretty funny - I recall reading about a lens that had crabs...

    Best,

    Mike



 

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