The contents of this site are the product of my interest in the Konica AR single-lens-reflex system and in its manufacturer,
Konishiroku. It is a very 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 lanuage. When possible, I have sought to consult 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 make no 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 whenever possible, 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:
1. 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:
a. This site is not maintained for profit and its purpose is strictly
I am aware that the distinction between Fair Use and copyright infringement can be vague and varies depending on case and jurisdiction. If copyright holders to any images on this site feel that the presence of their images here infringes on their rights, I will remove such images 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 and/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 and doing so was a fun project. It is meant solely as a service to the community of amateur photographers.
● KONICA ●