Anny 10

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The Anny 10 is an inexpensive camera for Bolta film, made by Hōei in the late 1950s. It has a fixed-focus 5 cm lens, with two aperture settings (f/8 and f/11). It has an 'I' and 'B' shutter, which is synchronised for flash with a PC socket and cold shoe side by side on the top housing.[1]

The camera is styled to resemble a 35 mm rangefinder: it has a reverse-Galilean viewfinder, and a second, smaller window in the top housing; this is not a rangefinder, but shows a red panel when the shutter release is locked (by the sliding control at the top of the window).[1]

The film is advanced using a winding knob and red window (the window has a sliding cover). There is a dummy rewinding knob on the top, continuing the illusion of a 35 mm rangefinder camera. Inside the film chamber, the film follows a curved path (like a Brownie 127) to favour the simple lens.[1]

An improved version of the camera was sold as the Anny 10 Super, with one more shutter speed and more aperture settings. That camera is also styled to look like a rangefinder camera. There was also the Anny SP, which has specifications very like the Anny 10, but is made to look like an SLR.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Anny 10 notes at Rikkie Seto's website (text in Japanese, with several pictures of the camera).