Walz Envoy 35
|Walz Envoy 35|
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The Walz Envoy 35 is a 35 mm rangefinder camera that was sold in the late 1950s by the Japanese company Walz. It was available with a f/1.9 or f/2.8 45mm Kominar lens and fitted with a Copal SVL shutter. An unusual design feature is the presence of a drawing of the 7 element lens (for the f/1.9 version) on the top of the camera.
The aperture ring is coupled to the shutter speed ring in order to keep the same EV when changing shutter speed. The uncoupled meter on the M-35 version gives the EV value to be set on the aperture ring.
The Walz Envoy M-35, a metered version of this camera, was marketed in the same period.
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