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|Chinese TLRs |
and "pseudo TLRs"
|Cangle | Dalian | Eastar | Emei | Five-Goats | Hongmei-5 ||
Hua Ying | Hua Zhong | Mudan | Pearl River | Qingdao SF-2 | Rainbow | Seagull 4 | Seagull 4A | Seagull 4B | Seagull 4C |
Seagull 4D | Shanghai | Splendidflex | Temple of Heaven | Wuhan Youyi | YC-75X100
|Bedfordflex | Binaflex | Halina A1 | Halina Prefect | Halina Viceroy | Haking Mirroflex II | Traveller|
The Eastar was produced by the Tianjin Camera Factory in about 1977, and is a 6x6 TLR sharing the same basic design as the Seagull 4B. It uses knob film advance with a red window for frame counting, with an option to mask the film gate to 6x4.5 cm (to yield 16 exposures per roll of 120 film). It has a coated 75mm lens which offers an aperture range between f/3.5 and f/16, and shutter speeds from 1 to 1/300 sec. It also has a self timer and a PC flash synch.
St Denny, Douglas, Cameras of the People's Republic of China. Leicester, UK: Jessop Specialist Publishing, 1989