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11-01-2004, 02:10
Have you ever seen such thing? Does it have interchangeable lenses? Which type (LTM?)?

Brian Sweeney
11-01-2004, 02:47
Dante's site covers it:

BTW, Dante often sells his cameras on Stephen Gandy's rangefinder mailing list. I have bought and traded some items with him. VERY GOOD!

Danta Stella's Konica IIIa write-up (http://dantestella.com/technical/koni3.html)

11-01-2004, 03:07
hmmm...quite positive review, thanks Brian. I might be interested if it doesn't go high in the price...

Brian Sweeney
11-01-2004, 03:11
Dante sold his on the rangefinder user list at a reasonable price. I bought my Canon 7 from Karen that was the subject of the review on her site on that mail group as well.

11-01-2004, 03:12
Hey Brian, by the way... what are you doing here at this time? isn't it a bit early over there?:)

Brian Sweeney
11-01-2004, 08:21
Lunchtime! I get to work very early, today at 5:30am. Have a cup of coffee, a bagel, and some RFF'n before 6:00am.

11-01-2004, 14:31
In one of the auction pictures, one can see that the Konica III has a leaf shutter set on the lens barrel. Most likely the lens is not interchangeable. Seems to have a long RF baseline though!

rick oleson
11-03-2004, 15:46
Yes, this is a Konica IIIa, and it has a fixed lens and leaf shutter. When new, their advertising line was "the lens alone is worth the price", and it's generally accepted that this was true. There are several models in this line, from the mid 1950s into the 1970s, and all are very good cameras.