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Manufactured in Japon from 1965 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 746

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Traduction de Sylvain Halgand

I bought this camera by correspondence, according to a photograph, on which no index gave an idea of its size. Being given the general form, I thought of receiving a camera of the size of one 110. I had enormous (it is the case of the statement!) surprised by seeing it arriving. It is about a very large camera, made of plastic.The part which is horizontal is large as the body of SLR of the 70s.
The film is positioned there horizontally. A mirror returns the image of the lens towards the film plan. It has only one speed. The aperture is coupled with the selenium cell which surrounds the lens. An enormous deflector of flash caps the camera. This flash functions with a bulb AG-11.
The shutter release is the rectangular white button.
Behind of the camera a sliding door masks housing with batteries.
It seems that this camera, manufactured in 1965 per Petri in Japan for the American market, was sold by door with door (to be confirmed). Its purchase was the beginning of a great unhappy adventure…, since it could be charged only with special cassettes “Fotochrome”, containing a specific film being able to be developed only by (for the remarkable Fotochrome Color System!!) Fotochrome (hold, that points out certain Fotron to me!!)

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