Samoca 35 III - Sanei Sangyo (Japan)
Samoca Camera CO. LTD - c1950's
There are four Samoca 35 models. The differences between
models are typical of many old cameras. Flash synch. No flash synch.
Shutter speeds etc.
The 35 III's top shutter speed is 1/100 which limits its use in bright
light. It's a handsome little 35.
"Samoca" sounds like a fancy drink. "I'll have an Absolut Samoka,
The mushroom shaped button at top right resets
the shutter and
disengages the film advance so you
can crank to the next frame. You also use it to rewind when you're done.
There's a lot of numbers and lines to the left of the world famous
EZUMAR. They have something to do
with lens openings and depth of field. I don't bother with such
The camera zone focuses.
Samoca 35 III. Number 597321. I wonder where
597322 is. I'll bet it's
nowhere near 597321.
Much is made of "glow" and "bokeh." I don't personally know any Leica
owners but I'll bet they
couldn't talk about their lenses for more than a minute without using
the word "glow."
It wouldn't matter. I'd be asleep after the first fifteen seconds.
I'd rather use a camera than talk about it. The same goes for fishing.
I hate talking about it.
I just want to do it.
Barton Cove - Gill MA - 0900
There was a beautiful fog on the river on this morning. The sky was
bright but the fog muted the colors. The "Samoca glow" added to this
It was a good fishing day, too.
The bright October sun forced me to close the lens to f22. The tree is
so red that it doesn't seem real even in real life.
The characteristics of the Ezumar and areas of over exposure created
what looks like a watercolor.
Church - Granby MA