Samoca 35 J

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The Samoca 35 J viewfinder camera for 35mm film , made in Japan by Sanei Sangyō K.K. (三栄産業㈱) probably around the late 1950s . A strange model from Samoca. Possibly a prototype. The name plate just screwed on the top . The lens housing looks like its made from bakelite / plastic. The curious mix of mid 1950s viewfinder parts mixed with top plate controls similar to the last rangefinder models (LE, M-35 etc).


  • Type: Viewfinder camera
  • Manufacturer: Samoca Camera
  • Years of production: Late 1950s
  • Film: 35mm
  • Lens: C. EZUMAR Anastigmat coated, F/3.5/50mm
  • Shutter: 'Prontor type' shutter with speeds 1/10 to 1/200 sec and B.
  • Aperture: 1:3,5 to 1:22
  • Viewfinder: optical eye-level type viewfinder.