The Konica Genba Kantoku is a tough guy: a basic point & shoot, wearing hard hats, boots and safety gloves. Built for Japanese foremen, these chunky cameras used to document progress on construction sites.
Konica genba kontaku
When I was young, I was given a Tonka toy truck. Sold as being were indestructible, a four year old me took this as a challenge and duly tested this out by placing said truck under my dad’s car. One punctured tyre and slightly bent toy later, I developed a fascinated with ruggedised objects.
And so, when I came across a “Genba Kontaku” (Japanese for site supervisor) camera during a rather my latest Shinjuku Camera Shop Walk in Tokyo, I jumped at the chance to get one.