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Shōwa Kōki

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Shōwa Kōki (昭和光機) was an optical company in Setagaya-ku (southwest Tokyo) that produced Coral lenses. It was absorbed by Aires at the end of 1953.[1]

This company was unrelated to Shōwa Kōgaku, which made Leotax brand cameras.[2]

Lens list


  1. Hagiya, p.99.
  2. Hagiya, pp. 99–100.

Source / further reading

In Japanese:

  • Hagiya Takeshi (萩谷剛). "Airesu no kamera: Yarūfurekkusu soshite 6×6-han niganrefu, 35mm kamera e (アイレスのカメラ:ヤルーフレックスそして6×6判二眼レフ、35mmカメラへ, The Aires cameras: From the Yallu Flex to 6×6 TLRs and 35mm cameras). Chapter 5 of Zunō kamera tanjō: Sengo kokusan kamera jū monogatari (ズノーカメラ誕生:戦後国産カメラ10物語, The birth of the Zunow camera: Ten stories of postwar Japanese camera makers). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1999. ISBN 4-257-12023-1. (Originally published in Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.22.)
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