Konost FF Camera Full Frame Digital Rangefinder

Konost FF Camera Full Frame Digital Rangefinder

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The vision for the Konost Camera came in May 2011 from a group of electrical engineering students at Cornell University. On their days off they enjoyed taking pictures with their modern day rangefinder cameras. They felt that the true experience of photography was not about the list of camera features, but the immersion of ones self in the act of the art. With this in mind the Konost FF camera was born. Konost FF Camera Front Cameraplex

Konost FF Camera

Konost FF Camera

Konost FF Camera

Manual Rangefinder Focus, Manual Aperture, Manual Shutter Setting - That's it

Aside from a pinhole camera or something homemade, this camera's features are about as simple as they can get. The Konost Full Frame Digital Rangefinder camera sports nothing but the essentials.

"Using a manual rangefinder camera forces the user to take time to think and compose before taking a shot, instead of clicking away at a hundred different pictures and picking the right one on a computer" - Konost Team

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Still in Development, Coming Early 2016

Konost Sensor & Enclosure Testing

Unfortunately if this photography purists gem has already got you pulling out your wallet, you'll have to wait. It's still in development though the aim is for an early 2016 launch. Also there will be 3 standard models available varying by sensor size and a slightly different feature set.

The Konost Camera Specifications

Konost Development Kit35MM FULL FRAME Konost FF35MM FULL FRAME Konost APAPS-C CMOS Konost Junior1″ CMOS
Body Only Body Only Body Only Body+Fixed Lens
Mid 2015 In Development Early 2016 In Development Early 2016 In Development Late 2015
Image Sensor 20.0 million pixels 36mm x 24mm 5120(v) x 3840(h) 20.0 million pixels 36mm x 24mm 5120(v) x 3840(h) 12.0 million pixels 24mm x 16mm 4096(v) x 3072(h) 10.8 million pixels 13.5mm x 9.2mm 4008(v) x 2724(h)
Storage SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC(UHX-I) memory card SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC(UHX-I) memory card SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC(UHX-I) memory card SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC(UHX-I) memory card
File Format Raw Raw JPEG Raw+JPEG Raw JPEG Raw+JPEG JPEG
Body Construction Aluminum Case Aluminum Alloy Aluminum Alloy Plastic
Lens Mount M-Mountor F-Mount+adapter M-Mount Rangefinder Coupled M-Mount Rangefinder Coupled Fixed 35mm f/2.0 Lens(*TBD)
Sensitivity SDK Settings ISO100-6400(*TBD) ISO100-6400(*TBD) Auto
Exposure Control SDK Settings Spot Average Spot Average Spot Average
Exposure Mode SDK Settings Aperture Priority(AE) Manual Exposure Aperture Priority(AE) Manual Exposure Aperture Priority(AE) Manual Exposure
Shutter Speed (1/s) SDK Settings 1-4000 1-4000 1-4000
Focus LiveView Manual Focus True Rangefinder Manual Focus LiveView Manual Focus True Rangefinder Manual Focus LiveView Manual Focus True Rangefinder Manual Focus LiveView Manual Focus
White Balance SDK Settings Auto, Presets Auto, Presets Auto, Presets
Hotshoe No Yes Yes Yes
View Finder None Optical View Finder (OVF) with Electronic Display Optical View Finder (OVF) with Electronic Display Optical View Finder (OVF) with Electronic Display

 

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