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Lord SE

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The Lord SE fixed lens rangefinder camera was made by Okaya Optical Works of Nagano, Japan in 1958, featuring:

  • Rangefinder-coupled Okaya Optical Highkor 40mm / f1.9 to f16 lens.
  • Seikosha MXL shutter with M, F and X flash sync.
  • Shutter speeds: B, 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500s.
  • 5-blade aperture diaphragm.
  • Shutter speed and aperture settings interlocked with an Light Value lens ring.
  • Built-in non-coupled selenium meter read at the top of camera, reading in Light Value scale, indexed ASA 3-800 for high and low light levels adjusted by a flip-up lightshield.
  • Rangefinder contrast enhanced by a green-tinted surround.
  • Accessory port for a mechanical winder that would be attached to baseplate.

Cosmetically, its chrome finish coating may be thin and susceptible to brassing or corrosion.


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