This site is the product of my interest in the Konica AR SLR System and in its manufacturer,
Konishiroku. It is a vast subject and detailed sources are few in the West. Most
authoritative sources are in Japanese and this makes using them difficult for someone like
me who doesn't know that language. When possible, I have consulted individuals who were
directly involved in the distribution of Konica equipment in the USA and in Europe in the 1970s
and 1980s. But as this was nearly 50 years ago, many of them are no longer alive.
Given the above, I can’t make any claims or give guarantees of accuracy or exhaustiveness even
if I have gone to great lengths to ensure that the information presented here is correct. At
the same time, while I sought the advice of persons more knowledgeable than myself when confronted
with obscure or controversial questions, the site's content reflects my own opinions and I alone
am responsible for any mistakes or omissions. Please feel free to email me if you see any - I will
be glad to correct them.
I am the author of most of the images (photos, graphs and illustrations) used on this site.
Those that aren't mine fall into four groups:
Images reproduced with permission and attributed accordingly;
I believe my use of images belonging to categories 2, 3, or 4
falls under Fair Use guidelines for any or several of the following reasons:
This site is not maintained for profit and its purpose is to educate and inform;
I am aware that the distinction between Fair Use and copyright infringement can be vague and varies depending on case and jurisdiction. If the holders of copyright to any image on this site feel that the presence of this image here infringes on their rights, I will remove the image in question at once when asked to do so. I can be reached at
Links to other websites are here for information purposes only. The views such websites reflect are those of their authors. All brand names and trademarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.
And lastly, if on a somewhat lighter note, I feel bound to reassure, or disappoint, as the case may be, the restless souls bent on seeking dark or covert motives in all quarters that I did not receive a penny for building this site from anyone, really. Other than a sentimental attachment for the Konica SLR system, I have no ties to its maker or to any other institution mentioned here and, sadly, no all-expenses-paid vacation at Club Med awaits me. I built this site to sing the praises, so to speak, of an increasingly forgotten SLR system that I like very much and doing so wasa fun project. It is meant solely as a service to the community of amateur photographers.
● KONICA ●