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The featured camera for this issue is 6x6cm-format/4.5x6cm-format folding camera named Olympus Chrome IV-A.
This camera was launched in 1954 by Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. and was equipped with f2.8/75mm lens and rangefinder besides viewfinder.
The company was originaly established as Takachiho Industry aiming to produce the microscope and clinical thermometer domestically, and after that it took a step into the camera business.
This camera was developed as a succesor to the folding camera series that had been first launched before W.W.II, and employed rangefinder on it for easier handling.
Well then, let's take a look at it.
- First introduced in 1954 by Olympus Optical Co.,Ltd.
- Camera type : 6x6cm-format/4.5x6cm-format folding camera
- Lens : Zuiko f2.8/75mm
- Shutter : Copal #0
- Shutter speeds : B, X, 1 - 1/200sec.
- Rangefinder : double-image superimposing rangefinder
- Focusing : for-element focusing
- Focusing distance : 4 ft. - inf.
- Film counting window : both for 6x6cm format and 4.5x6cm format
- Body dimensions : 140 x 102 x 47mm.
- Body weight : 990 grams
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