The featuring camera for this time is Super Ricohflex by RICOH.
Around the mid of 1950, TLR cameras came into fashion in the camera market in Japan, and it is said that the one of the cameras that triggered that boom off was Ricoh Reflex III.
One of the features of that camera was that it adopted the front-element focusing system for the first time among the japanese TLR cameras.
The boom of TLR camera reached its peak in 1957, and in those days 6x6cm TLR camera manufacuterers were over one hundred and the brand names covered from A to Z.
- First introduced in October, 1956.
- Taking lens : Ricoh F3.5/80mm
- View lens : Ricohviewr F3.5/80mm
- Shutter : Riken type I
- Shutter speeds : B, 1/10-1/200sec.
- Focusing : front-element focusing system
- Body dimensions : 72 x 75 x 126mm
The camera in the figure above is the type with a built-in self-timer and an accessory shoe.