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See also the <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22Comex%2035%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22Camel%2C%20Comex%2035%2C%20Kikuca%2035%20and%20Rolex%2035%20III%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Afalse%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5BCamel%2C%20Comex%2035%2C%20Kikuca%2035%20and%20Rolex%2035%20III%7CComex%2035%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="211208-1084792199504ea15b8d48a" href="/wiki/Camel,_Comex_35,_Kikuca_35_and_Rolex_35_III" title="Camel, Comex 35, Kikuca 35 and Rolex 35 III">Comex 35</a> viewfinder camera taking <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%2235mm%20film%22%2C%22link%22%3A%2235mm%20film%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Atrue%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5B35mm%20film%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="211208-1084792199504ea15b8d48a" href="/wiki/35mm_film" title="35mm film">35mm film</a>.

The Comex is a Japanese subminiature camera made by <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22Fuji%20K%5Cu014dgaku%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22Fuji%20K%5Cu014dgaku%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Atrue%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5BFuji%20K%5Cu014dgaku%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="211208-1084792199504ea15b8d48a" href="/wiki/Fuji_K%C5%8Dgaku" title="Fuji Kōgaku">Fuji Kōgaku</a> in the late 1940s or early 1950s, and the Nikkobaby is a name variant.

Description

The camera takes ten 14×14mm exposures on 17.5mm paper backed rollfilm, and is quite similar to other <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22Hit-type%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22Hit-type%20cameras%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Afalse%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5BHit-type%20cameras%7CHit-type%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="211208-1084792199504ea15b8d48a" href="/wiki/Hit-type_cameras" title="Hit-type cameras">Hit-type</a> subminiatures. The viewfinder is contained in a characteristic pyramidal housing, slightly extending to the right, as seen by the photographer. The film is advanced by a knob on the left. The back is hinged to the right and contains an uncovered red window. Some examples, but not all, are engraved MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN at the bottom.

The shutter is everset and has a single setting. The lens is fixed-focus and has no diaphragm. The Comex has the camera name written at the top of the shutter plate, and the company name <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22Fuji%20K%5Cu014dgaku%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22Fuji%20K%5Cu014dgaku%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Atrue%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5BFuji%20K%5Cu014dgaku%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="211208-1084792199504ea15b8d48a" href="/wiki/Fuji_K%C5%8Dgaku" title="Fuji Kōgaku">Fuji Kōgaku</a> at the bottom. Two variants of the Nikkobaby are known: with the name NIKKOBABY in capital letters at the top and MADE IN JAPAN at the bottom, or with Nikkobaby only in cursive letters.<img data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22ext%22%2C%22placeholder%22%3A1%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%3CREF%3E%20Capital%20letters%3A%20example%20pictured%20in%20%5Bhttp%3A%5C%2F%5C%2Fwww.submin.com%5C%2F17.5mm%5C%2Fcollection%5C%2Fnikkobaby%5C%2Findex.htm%20this%20page%20at%20Submin.com%5D.%20Cursive%20letters%3A%20example%20pictured%20in%20Pritchard%2C%20p.74%2C%20and%20in%20%5Bhttp%3A%5C%2F%5C%2Fwww.subclub.org%5C%2Fshop%5C%2Fnikko.htm%20this%20page%20at%20Subclub.org%5D.%20%3C%5C%2FREF%3E%22%7D" data-rte-instance="211208-1084792199504ea15b8d48a" class="placeholder placeholder-ext" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIABAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAEALAAAAAABAAEAQAICTAEAOw%3D%3D" type="ext" />

Notes

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In German:

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