Monday, March 16, 2015
A Look at the Konica TC-X
So far, I have only shot a roll of expired Tmax-100 which I recently developed. The exposures look good, and with the 40mm 1.8 lens as pictured, the combo makes for a very light, fairly compact SLR. The body uses 1 AAA battery for the metering and auto-exposure. If power fails, you can still use the camera manually by setting the aperture and shutter speeds independently.
Like all the Konicas that I have used, the shutter-priority operation is an acquired taste. I prefer aperture-priority, but it's not a big deal making the adjustment. The Konica glass is very good, and the body very cheap. I see no reason why this would not make a pretty good camera for street photography. It takes up little space, and ought to give good results.
All of the images that follow were taken during the A3C3 photo meetup in Clinton, MI last November.