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Last Friday my wife and I visited an antiques mall in Kilmarnock Virginia.  They had a few cameras one of which I bought.  It is a Konica Auto S2, a 1960’s rangefinder camera using 35mm film.  I checked the lens for fungus and clicked through the shutter speeds all seemed to work.  The meter didn’t work and the battery had corrosion on it.  Since it can be used in manual mode I wasn’t deterred.  Including tax

it was about $32.00. 
This is the first camera I have bought in a antique store as they are always too expensive.    I checked on line and it seems that $30 to $40 is the going price.  The dealer probably bought it at a yard or estate sale for a couple of bucks. 

One of the unusual features on this camera are two film holders on the strap that say Saigon Vietnam (camera and case are made in Japan).   The film holders  are in terrible condition and useless, but, it makes me wonder if a service man purchased the camera in Vietnam.

When I got home I cleaned out the battery compartment hoping the meter would work, but, it does not work.  It is definitely showing it age but seems to work well.  I shot a quick test roll that came out great using ORWO UN54 (ASA 100) developed in Caffenol.  Here is one of the shots.  Not much of a picture but it shows the shutter speed is close enough for film and the lens is sharp.

Test shot from Konica Auto S2 by rdungan1918

The picture of the camera was taken with ORWO N74 (ASA 400) developed in Caffenol.  I used the N74 to see how it would perform on close ups. It definitely has a gritty feel to it.

Konica Auto S2 by rdungan1918

Maybe this weekend I will find time to shoot another roll of film in it.

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