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The Konan 16 Automat was soon improved to include a flash synch. This sample dates from after September 1951, the official end of US occupation of Japan.
Different colour have been reported for the Konan 16 Automat, including an all black version used by the Japanese Police and in "Spy Camera", page 53, Michael Pritchard and Douglas St. Denny reports blue, green, red and chrome as well as a chequered or waffled design and one with a special gilt finish.
The camera comes in a blue velvet box with gold lettering.
|Model||16 Automat - improved version with flash synch|
|Shutter||T, B, 1/25-1/200sec.|
|Film advance||Push & Pull operation|
|Film||16mm, loaded in the magazine|
|Case||dark brown leather with red velvet lining|
|Box||dark blue velvet on the outside|
|Accessories||leather strap, Yellow filter, Close up lens|
|Date of Manufacture||>1951 by Chiyoda Optical (the original name of Minolta)|
|Cost||280USD+ import duty|
*2002/03/11 290USD (case, box, #13730),
2002/06/05 177.50USD (#15130),
2002/09/20 200EUR (cassette #18312),
2003/01/31 178.50USD (case),
2003/04/15 204.50USD (re-listed
2003/05/31 for 289USD, boxed, case, cassette),
*2004/02/11 280USD (box, filters, flash unit, literature),
2004/03/01 185.49USD (#11278),
2004/05/03 133.81USD (case, filters),
2004/05/19 188.05USD (#15400),
2004/09/23 199.99USD (box),
2005/01/24 206.50USD (case, filters, instructions),
2005/02/07 157.50USD (case, filters),
2005/02/11 108.50USD (case, filters, instructions),
2005/02/28 123.61USD (case, filters, instructions),
2005/03/25 83USD (case),
2005/05/18 113.61USD (#24270),
2006/01/10 53USD (case),
2006/03/24 74.50USD (case),
2006/07/26 22.60AUD (9.21GBP, #14480),
2007/02/17 57USD (case),
2007/10/09 203.50USD (box, instructions),
2008/01/27 115UD (case, filters)
|Comment||includes two cassettes|
The brown leather case is lined with red velvet and has pockets for the yellow filter and close up lens. The strap is a substantial solid leather. The Minolta 16 strap is a very thin leader, stitched, with a string core for strength.
The frame counter wheel is located in the centre of the camera.
Last Updated on 30th January 2008