Samoca 28 X and 35 X

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The Samoca 28 X and the 35 X are both rangefinder cameras for 35mm film with a built-in light meter, made in Japan by Sanei Sangyō K.K. (三栄産業㈱).


  • Type: Rangefinder camera
  • Manufacturer: Samoca Camera
  • Years of production: 1957 approx
  • Film: 35mm
  • Lens: C. EZUMAR Anastigmat coated, f/3.5 50mm or D.EZUMAR Anastigmat coated, f/2.8 50mm, depending on model.
  • Shutter: Five-speed leaf shutter with speeds 1/10 to 1/200 sec and B.
  • Aperture: f/3.5 to f/22 for the f/3.5 lens; f/2.8 to f/16 for the f/2.8 lens
  • Viewfinder: Optical eye-level type viewfinder.
  • Metering: Uncoupled two-range selenium meter

Examples of the 35x have been seen with 'FoDoR' engraved on the flash shoe. Fodor was a Dutch distributor of photographic equipment based in Rotterdam. They sold a range of Japanese cameras rebranded Fodor.