A few months ago I acquired this little Konica C35 rangefinder on a flea market for less than five Euros. It got many traces from intensive use but there were no signs of serious damage so I decided to take it home.
There still was a film in the camera, I will develop it some day. But unfortunately the light meter did not work. Who knows this camera is aware that there is no possibility to manually set aperture and shutter speed. So I had to repair the wiring of the battery compartment which included some soldering – which I never really did before.
The following pictures describe the process of resoldering the light meter and the replacement of the whole cable that leads from the battery compartment to the light meter located on top of the lens inside the lens barrel.
Some useful links:
- Full color user manual from butkus
- Matt Dentons review of the Konica C35. His description of the repair of his Konica C35 automatic also helped me to get the job done.
- Janus Kohl Anderson also has some pictures that describe the disassembly and helped me a lot too.
- peter rabbit shows a tough strip down of his Konica C35 in his flickr stream.
- ebay search for
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