Sep 22 2019

Konica Big Mini A4

Konica A4-8458


Using the Konica A4 became a little bit of a film rescue mission.  Not too far into the roll the camera stopped advancing and shooting and refused to rewind.  So it became necessary to open it up in my film changing bag and pull the film out and manually wind it back into the canister.  The film itself is some seriously out of date Fuji 200.

The Konica A4 came out in 1989 but was quickly replaced with the much better known and specified Konica Big Mini a year later.  The A4’s position in camera history is therefore more that it was the progenitor of the Big Mini

The A4 does have a nice 35mm f3.5 lens which I think I will harvest for future experimentation.