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The MacromaX FR-350 is a 35mm compact camera by Goko released in 1998.
Even though it looks similar to many other ordinary compact cameras, it is designed with macro capabilities as a primary function. There are three color coated distance modes Ultra: 0.1 - 0.3m, Super: 0.3~1m and Normal: 1m - infinity. The modes can be selected on the front of the camera surrounding the lens. The viewfinder parallax can be changed depending on the mode selected. Additional adapters can be used on the camera to provide proper distances during macro photography. The lens is a 31 mm f/6.7 made of 3 element in 3 groups. There are three electronic shutter speeds 1/300 sec., 1/90 sec. and 1 sec. The top of the camera along with the shutter button has the on/off button, flash mode, timer, rewind and a macro button that selects between U and S. A LCD screen is also on the top, displays settings. It uses a single 3V CR2 battery.
- Macromax FR-350 review at Mike Eckman Dot Com
- Macromax FR-350 at Range Finder in Japanese