5 frames with a Konica C35 – by Dale Willetts

By Dale Willetts

As I said when I wrote about the Zorki 4K, I have a lot of cameras. Some have never been used, some see occasional use and some are used regularly. This time I’m writing about one of the most often used of my little babies, the Konica C35.

It’s often said that the best camera is the one you have with you. I firmly believe this to be true, and though the camera I most often have with me is the one on my mobile phone, the camera I have with me second-most often, is my little Konica C35.

This little beauty is maybe slightly smaller than an Olympus Trip 35. It sits easily in either a jacket or trouser pocket or in a small bag (I.E. the proverbial “manbag”), without taking up much in the way of space.

Specification-wise Take a look at Olli Thomson’s fine review here


In use, I find the viewfinder is nice with an easy to see and use rangefinder patch. Exposure is fully automatic though you can see the chosen shutter/aperture combination the meter has chosen to use inside the viewfinder.

All in all, this is a great, easy to carry, easy to use little camera for everyday use. It works very nicely when you want something thats a little more precise when it comes to focusing than the aforementioned Trip 35, but that is automatic so still allows you to quickly grab shots in the spur of the moment.

All of the pictures here were shot on my favourite Fomapan black and white film. They are a mix of (slightly) more thought out landscapes, and a couple of quick grab shots (the pigeon and Stormtroopers). They show lighting conditions from bright and sunny to indoors, dull, and snowy.


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Olli Thomson on 5 frames with a Konica C35 – by Dale Willetts

Comment posted: 29/06/2018

Thanks for your kind words Dale. I'm pleased to see another Konica fan here.

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