Ricohmatic 44 by Riken. Tokyo, Japan c1956
4x4 images on 127 film. Aperture priority with film speeds from
1/32 (!) to 1/170. Riken f3.5/60mm focusing lens. Both the taking and
viewing lenses are nicely coated. This is a heavy 127.
The camera was available in various color combinations. The wheel
under the flash mount is used to set ASA. The levers to either side of
the taking lens are for focusing. Whatever lubricant was used on the
focus mechanism is now thicker than a liberals head. Focusing
takes some strength. The shutter button is at bottom.
above the wind knob operates the lens iris.
corresponding to film types are transferred to the ASA wheel to the
aperture knob aligns the needle with the white dot. The camera picks
the shutter speed.
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