135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Carena Micro AF
The Carena Micro AF seems to be a Konica
Big Mini Ex, a cheaper version of the other Konica Mini models, there is very little
information about it. It looks like the other Konicas, but has a cheaper
lens. Carena is a brand name for the Photo Porst group. Its main features are:
34mm F4.3 Carena (Konica) lens, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus ?m Electronic shutter Size 115x63x33, Weight 175 gr. without battery Limited
DX coding (only 2 contacts), automatic film advance, several modes,
including self-timer, makro, flash Off and B shutter (2s max)
Some pictures o he camera:
front, switched off.
Bottom. Tripod socket.
back. Film type window, viewer with 1 LED (exposure/flash confirm), battery compartment. Takes a CR123 battery.
On top: LCD
screen, mode button, shutter
release and on/off button.
Camera on. The lens only moves out a little..
Back open. The film leader is safely engaged when you close the back.
camera is easy to use, push the on/off button, the lens moves out a bit and it's ready.
Autofocus is responsive and works well. Putting a film is easy as well, drop the filn, tear the film leader up to the mark and that's it. The
camera winds it automatically. It has few manual settings if needed, the menu is very easy to access on a LCD screen. Auto
flash setting at start, which is the case with most ultra compacts.
It's a basic point and shoot camera
with a good, moderate wide angle lens, good picture quality, in a very small pocketable body.