Camera Porn Wednesday

This weeks camera is:

Cima Kōgaku

Cima Kōgaku Co. Ltd. was a Japanese lens maker which probably also made some cameras. It made lenses for the distributor brands Photax, Focal, Hanimex and Lentar as well as lenses for its own brands Cimako and Cimko. It had an own patent to make universal lens modules, combinable with special bayonet modules to make the lenses available for several different SLR systems.

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Camera Porn Wednesday

This weeks camera is:

Rollei bayonets

Rolleiflex and Rolleicord cameras were fitted with bayonet mounts for lens accessories (caps, hoods, filters and close-up lenses) from about 1937. Franke & Heidecke’s patent for the mount noted that bayonet mounts had been used previously, but that these tended either not to allow two accessories to be mounted together, or to require them to be stacked, so that each could not be fitted and removed independently. The Rollei bayonet mount allows a hood and a filter to mount independently, the hood fitting outside the mount, and the filter inside it.[1]

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Camera Porn Wednesday

This weeks camera is:

Kodak Instamatic 155X

The only adjustment possible was by rotating the lens ring between symbols for Sunny and Cloudy/Flash, which changed the shutter speed. Film advance was by a combination thumbwheel with lever attached.

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Camera Porn Wednesday

This weeks camera is:

NPC

NPC was a photo products manufacturer based in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. It is no longer active. The name is most associated with a series of backs permitting the use of Polaroid instant peel-apart film with a variety of medium-format camera bodies; this was a vital feature in allowing professional photographers to confirm lighting, composition and exposure on the spot (rather than discovering a problem too late, after the conventional film was developed).

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