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1968 to 1972. Last camera to employ leaf shutters in SLR cameras. It uses a Kowa type R lens mount, and I'm pretty sure nothing else will adapt to it. The company quit the camera business in 1974. Mine came with a Kowa 50mm f/1.8 Lens. It sold for around $155 new, maybe $1000 in today's money. Bought at Goodwill online auction for around $13 bucks.
2-11-23: Received in good condition, I think even the shutter works. Front of lens is wobbly, might give it a film test anyway.

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5-2-23: Shot some new pics of the camera.

11-10-23: It is rare for this model camera to still work. It was a blustery, windy day today which produced some great pictures. The first test pattern was made with the camera's meter, the second with the TTArtisan Meter 2. In some of the shots the camera's meter agreed with the TTArtisan. Most of these were taken based on that clip-on meter's advice. I only have one working lens for this model, a 50mm F1.8. It was hard to decide which pics I liked, so I'm sharing more than usual. It's one of the last to get a film test, as I didn't expect it to work at all. What a pleasant surprise.
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