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The '''Anny 44''' (アニー44) is an inexpensive Japanese camera taking 4&times;4cm pictures on [[127 film]], made by [[Hōei]] in 1960.<REF> Date: {{Kokusan}}, p.&nbsp;377. </REF>
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The '''Anny 44''' (アニー44) is an inexpensive Japanese camera taking 4×4cm pictures on [[127 film]], made by [[Hōei]] from 1960. (It was featured in the new products columns of Japanese magazines in May 1960.)<REF> {{Kokusan}}, p.377. </REF>
  
== Body ==
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== Description ==
The Anny 44 has a body that roughly imitates a 35mm rangefinder camera, with some design features of the [[Nikon rangefinder]]s. The designer even added a part imitating the Nikon focusing wheel, actually a shutter lock. Of course, the rangefinder window is a fake too. The advance knob is at the top right. The back is hinged to the right and contains a single red window to control the film advance, protected by a horizontally sliding cover.
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The body of the Anny 44 roughly imitates a 35mm [[rangefinder camera]], with some design features of the [[Nikon rangefinder models]]. The designer even added a part imitating the Nikon focusing wheel, actually a shutter lock. Of course, the [[rangefinder (device)| rangefinder]] window is a fake too, serving as the shutter lock indicator. There is an accessory shoe and a PC [[flash sync|synch connector]] situated behind the body release.
  
== Lens and shutter ==
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The advance knob is at the top right, as seen by the photographer. The back is hinged to the right and contains a single [[red window]] to control the [[film advance]], protected by a horizontally sliding cover.
The lens is fixed-focus and is mounted on a cheap looking barrel. It is usually marked ''HOEI INDUSTRIAL CO.'' and ''HOEI LENS 1:8 F=5cm''. It seems that the camera also exists with Kaligar lens markings.<REF> See Sugiyama item 4111. </REF> There are Bulb and Instant shutter settings and aperture settings from 8 to 22.
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The camera is identified by the name ''Anny–44'' engraved at the top and a red nameplate between the viewfinder window and the shutter lock indicator, inscribed ''ANNY 44'' in white capital letters.
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The lens is fixed-focus and is mounted in a cheap looking barrel. It is usually marked ''HOEI INDUSTRIAL CO.'' and ''HOEI LENS 1:8 F=5cm''. No speed setting is available, and the shutter takes Instant pictures only. The aperture is set from 8 to 22 by a lever on the side of the lens barrel; indications are added, recommending f/8 and f/11 for ''COLOR'' (f/8 is ''Dull'' and f/11 is ''Bright''), and f/16 and f/22 for ''B&W''.
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== Name variants ==
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The '''Kalimar 44''' is a rebadged version, sold by [[Kalimar|Kalimar Inc.]] The name ''Kalimar 44'' is engraved above the top housing, and the red nameplate at the front now reads ''Kalimar''. The lens rim is inscribed ''KALIGAR "FOCUS–SET" LENS'' at the top and ''1:8 F=60mm'' at the bottom.<REF> See the [http://www.butkus.org/chinon/kalimar/kalimar_44/kalimar_44.htm user manual] at [http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ butkus.org's Orphan Cameras]. </REF> (At least one mixed example is known, with Anny 44 body markings of and Kaligar lens markings.)<REF> {{SUG}}, item 4111. </REF>
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The '''Colt 44''' is a further name variant, similar to the Kalimar 44 but for the name ''COLT 44'' inscribed in the red nameplate (the top marking remains as ''Kalimar 44'').<REF> {{SUG}}, item 4117. </REF> This camera is unrelated to the plastic [[Ilford Sprite 127|Agilux Colt 44]].
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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== Bibliography ==
 
== Bibliography ==
 
* {{Showa10}} Item 1110.
 
* {{Showa10}} Item 1110.
* {{McKeown12}} P.&nbsp;391.
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* {{McKeown12}} P.391.
* {{Zukan}} Items 4111&ndash;2.
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* {{Zukan}} Items 4111–2.
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
 
In English:
 
In English:
* [http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~enduin/cameracatalogus/htm/hoei-industrial_anny44.htm Anny 44] at [http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~enduin/cameracatalogus/ Cameracatalogus]
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* [http://www.butkus.org/chinon/kalimar/kalimar_44/kalimar_44.htm User manual] of the Kalimar 44 at [http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ butkus.org]
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* Anny 44 in [http://archive.is/photocam.ibelgique.com/h.htm a page] of [http://archive.is/photocam.ibelgique.com/index.htm Ioannis's camera collection] (archived)
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* [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=1501 Anny 44] at [http://www.collection-appareils.fr www.collection-appareils.fr] by Sylvain Halgand
 
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In Japanese:
 
* [http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~RD2H-ARI/BO_ANNY_44.htm Anny 44] at [http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~RD2H-ARI/ Japan Family Camera]
 
* [http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~RD2H-ARI/BO_ANNY_44.htm Anny 44] at [http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~RD2H-ARI/ Japan Family Camera]
* [http://44culb.haluox.com/44IMPRESSION/Anny44/HOWAY.html Anny 44] at the [http://44culb.haluox.com/ 44 Club]
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* [http://minorhouse.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2007/08/post_1b42.html Kalimar 44] at [http://minorhouse.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/ Camera Collection Minorhouse]
  
 
[[Category: Japanese 4x4 viewfinder]]
 
[[Category: Japanese 4x4 viewfinder]]
 
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The Anny 44 (アニー44) is an inexpensive Japanese camera taking 4×4cm pictures on 127 film, made by Hōei from 1960. (It was featured in the new products columns of Japanese magazines in May 1960.)[1]

Description

The body of the Anny 44 roughly imitates a 35mm rangefinder camera, with some design features of the Nikon rangefinder models. The designer even added a part imitating the Nikon focusing wheel, actually a shutter lock. Of course, the rangefinder window is a fake too, serving as the shutter lock indicator. There is an accessory shoe and a PC synch connector situated behind the body release.

The advance knob is at the top right, as seen by the photographer. The back is hinged to the right and contains a single red window to control the film advance, protected by a horizontally sliding cover.

The camera is identified by the name Anny–44 engraved at the top and a red nameplate between the viewfinder window and the shutter lock indicator, inscribed ANNY 44 in white capital letters.

The lens is fixed-focus and is mounted in a cheap looking barrel. It is usually marked HOEI INDUSTRIAL CO. and HOEI LENS 1:8 F=5cm. No speed setting is available, and the shutter takes Instant pictures only. The aperture is set from 8 to 22 by a lever on the side of the lens barrel; indications are added, recommending f/8 and f/11 for COLOR (f/8 is Dull and f/11 is Bright), and f/16 and f/22 for B&W.


Name variants

The Kalimar 44 is a rebadged version, sold by Kalimar Inc. The name Kalimar 44 is engraved above the top housing, and the red nameplate at the front now reads Kalimar. The lens rim is inscribed KALIGAR "FOCUS–SET" LENS at the top and 1:8 F=60mm at the bottom.[2] (At least one mixed example is known, with Anny 44 body markings of and Kaligar lens markings.)[3]

The Colt 44 is a further name variant, similar to the Kalimar 44 but for the name COLT 44 inscribed in the red nameplate (the top marking remains as Kalimar 44).[4] This camera is unrelated to the plastic Agilux Colt 44.

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