Nihon Shashin Kōgyō

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Nihon Shashin Kōgyō K.K. (日本写真工業㈱, meaning Japanese Photo Industries Co., Ltd.) was a Japanese camera maker, run by Nozaki Masato (野崎昌人) in the immediate postwar period. It operated in a building near the Kanda station, in Tokyo.[1] In late 1946, it was developing the Orchid 6×6 SLR camera, which appeared in the press in early 1947. Nothing concretely emerged from the project, and all trace of the company is lost after that date.

This company was certainly not related to Nihon Shashin Kōgaku Kōgyōsha, which reportedly offered the Bolex in 1946.

Notes

  1. Ars Camera January 1947, pp.22–4.

Bibliography

  • Ars Camera January 1947. "Mēkā ni kiku: Kokusan kamera no genjō. Nihon Shashin Kōgyō no shin'ei kogata ichigan-refu 'Ōkiddo'." (メーカーに訊く・国産カメラの現状・日本写真工業の新鋭小型一眼レフ”オーキッド”, Asking the makers: Current state of Japanese cameras. The "Orchid", latest small SLR by Nihon Shashin Kōgyō.) Pp.22–4.
  • Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7.
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