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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.


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