Lomopedia: Konica Off Road

Photographers who are rough on their gear know the pains of having gear break on them while on photo walks. Luckily, the Konica Off Road was created to stand the rigors of heavy shooting and handling.

Konica Off Road badged as the more rugged version of the Konica Wide 28 © John Nuttall via Wikimedia Commons, Image used under Creative Commons license

Just with the name itself, the Konica Off Road is a tough-as-nails 35mm camera that boasts heavy-duty dependability and features. The Off Road is a shock-proof camera that was intended for construction site use in Japan.

The rugged aesthetics of the Off-Road further reinforces its tough appearance. Users may easily think that with all the heavy hardware that this camera has, lens quality is so-so. It is the other way around, as a matter of fact. The Off Road boasts of a 28 mm f/3.5 autofocus 8 element in 7 groups lens (other Off-Road varieties come with 35mm lenses in 5 elements and 5 groups.)

The wide-angle shooting of the Konica Off Road renders quality photos that are also popping with color and sharpness. Shock-proof and water-resistant, DX code compatibility, crisp shots, a multi-coated lens, and a solid-looking grip make the Konica Off Road a collectible item that avid shooters won’t mind using haphazardly.

Photos Taken by Our Community Members

Credits: troodis & righttventricle

Technical Specifications

Film Format: 35 mm
Material: rugged plastic
ISO Setting: ISO 25 to ISO 3200
Viewfinder: Direct optical viewfinder
Flash: built-in
Lens: 28 mm Konica f/3.5 lens 8 elements in 7 groups, 35mm Konica f/3.5 lens 5 elements in 5 groups
Shutter Speed: 1/5 second to 1/500 second
Aperture: f/3.5
Focusing: Autofocus
Power: 2CR5 6V lithium battery

Information used in this article was sourced from Film Wasters, Rangefinder Forum, Photo Net, and Flickr.

written by cheeo on 2014-09-22 #gear #lomopedia #review #construction #lomopedia #konica-off-road #heavy-duty

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