As promised, here are some images from what I consider to be one of the finest SLRs ever made: the Konica Auto-Reflex which debuted the AR-mount in 1966. I've already posted pix of the exemplary Autoreflex T3 and clearly there's a fanbase here of all things Konica so I won't go into the storied history of this make or the list of innovations they brought to bear. Suffice it to say that the true claim to fame of this clockwork camera is that it was the only SLR ever made that could shift mid-roll between full and half frame, and the first SLR that offered shutter-priority automation, and (I think) one of the first to offer a copal shutter. This camera exudes quality and craftsmanship from the nifty little lever that slides from full to half frame, to the cool front-mounted shutter speed dial, to the forward thinking plastic insert on the prism head to allow you to see the meter in low light. It was as good as if not superior to any 'traditional' SLRs being made in the 60s, and it was, in my opinion, superior to the the Olympus Pen F. Don't get me wrong, the Pen F is a gorgeous camera but there you're restricted to half-frame only and the lens selection is limited (and pricier) than the AR-mount Hexanon glass. And because it can take the full range of the superb Hexanon glass, the image quality from the Auto-reflex is better than any other pocket half-frame camera. Shame that they released this camera just as the half-frame format was dying out. Just another one of those events in history that conspired against Konica... Frankly, it is humbling to consider what was capable and available 40 years ago. The Auto-reflex is a well-made precise all-mechanical instrument that takes superb photos and is a lot more fun to use than any newfangled plastic wonder from the digital age. Here are some test shots I took at a playground using APX100 pushed to 800 (pleasantly surprised that the image quality was not really affected that much by the 3 stop push). As always, comments and contrary opinions are welcome.