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Konica C35 AF - 1977
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• First autofocus camera

• $234 with f2.8 lens in 1980 ($619 in 2010 dollars)

The two Popular Science articles shown below both mention Honeywell engineering manager Norman Stauffer, whose name is on most of the groundbreaking auto-focus patents, including the patent for the Visitronic system used in the Konica C35AF.

Here's Stauffer's patent: https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/b6/24/b9/d28693e88022af/US3860935.pdf

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