Karoron

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The Karoron is a self-erecting folding camera for 4.5x6cm exposures on 120 film, made by Kuribayashi for about two years from 1949. McKeown lists two models, the original Karoron from 1949, and a simpler model, the Karoron S, from 1951. He describes them as simpler, cheaper counterparts to Kuribayashi's Petri series. Whereas the Petri cameras have quite a deep top housing (holding a rangefinder and both telescopic and reflex viewfinders), the Karorons have no rangefinder, but only a telescopic finder fastened to the top plate. They have a body shutter release, however, and a cold shoe, and the lens and shutter are the same Orikon and Carperu as on some of the Petri cameras.

The Karoron and Petri series were combined in the next model, sold both as the Petri RF and the Karoron RF.

Specifications

  • Type: viewfinder folding camera
  • Manufacturer: Kuribayashi
  • Year of launch: 1949
  • Film: type No. 120
  • Lens: coated Orikon Anastigmat 1:3.5/75mm, focusable
  • Shutters:
    • Carperu with speeds from 1 sec to 1/200 second, plus 'B'.
    • Minarl-S with speeds from 1 sec to 1/300 second, plus 'B'.
  • Viewfinder: optical









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