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The '''Rolex''' is a Japanese 6×6 TLR. It is attributed to [[Toyo Seiko]] by {{Sugiyama}}, probably because of the name similarity with the [[Camel, Comex 35, Kikuca 35 and Rolex 35 III|Rolex 35 III]] which has a "Toyo Seiko" engraving.<REF> {{SUG}}, item 2251; {{MK}}, p.933. </REF>
The '''Rolex''' is a Japanese 6&times;6 TLR. It is attributed to [[Toyo Seiko]] by {{Sugiyama}}, for an unknown reason.<REF> {{Sugiyama}}, item 2251; {{McKeown12}}, p.&nbsp;933. </REF>
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== Description ==
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The Rolex is a copy of the [[Ricohflex (geared lens)|Ricohflex III]] and followers. It has externally geared lenses for focusing, and a knob on the photographer's right for film advance. The shutter release is at the bottom of the front plate, actuated by the photographer's right hand. There is a PC synch post on the opposite side. The viewing hood contains a large optical sportsfinder, perhaps of the Albada type with a semi-silvered front element. The name ''ROLEX'' is inscribed in capital letters on a nameplate above the front plate.
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The only example observed so far is pictured in {{SUG}}. It reportedly has an [[NKS|NKS-TB]] shutter giving B, 1&ndash;200 speeds and C. Master Anastigmat 80/3.5 lenses.<REF> {{SUG}}, item 2251. </REF>
  
 
== Notes ==
 
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== Bibliography ==
 
== Bibliography ==
* {{McKeown12}} P.&nbsp;933.
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* {{McKeown12}} P.933.
 
* {{Zukan}} Item 2251.
 
* {{Zukan}} Item 2251.
 
The Rolex TLR is not listed in {{Kokusan}}.
 
The Rolex TLR is not listed in {{Kokusan}}.

Latest revision as of 19:08, 18 August 2008

Japanese 6×6 TLR
Postwar models (M–Z)
6×6cm
M–Z
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The Rolex is a Japanese 6×6 TLR. It is attributed to Toyo Seiko by Sugiyama, probably because of the name similarity with the Rolex 35 III which has a "Toyo Seiko" engraving.[1]

Description

The Rolex is a copy of the Ricohflex III and followers. It has externally geared lenses for focusing, and a knob on the photographer's right for film advance. The shutter release is at the bottom of the front plate, actuated by the photographer's right hand. There is a PC synch post on the opposite side. The viewing hood contains a large optical sportsfinder, perhaps of the Albada type with a semi-silvered front element. The name ROLEX is inscribed in capital letters on a nameplate above the front plate.

The only example observed so far is pictured in Sugiyama. It reportedly has an NKS-TB shutter giving B, 1–200 speeds and C. Master Anastigmat 80/3.5 lenses.[2]

Notes

  1. Sugiyama, item 2251; McKeown, p.933.
  2. Sugiyama, item 2251.

Bibliography

The Rolex TLR is not listed in Kokusan kamera no rekishi.