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Japanese Six (6×6)
Prewar and wartime models (edit)
folding
Adler Six | Bonny Six | Clover-Six | Condor Six | First Six | Gelto Six | Gotex | Green | Lyra Six | Super Makinet Six | Mamiya Six | Miyako Six | Mulber Six | Mulix | National Six | Neure Six | Oko Six | Olympus Six | Pilot Six | Romax | Ugein | Vester-Six | Victor Six | Weha Six
collapsible
Ehira Chrome Six | Minolta Six | Shinko Super | Weha Chrome Six
unknown
Freude Six | Heart Camera | Konter Six | Tsubasa Six
Postwar models ->
Japanese 6×6 TLR, pseudo TLR and medium format SLR ->
Japanese Semi (4.5×6) and older 6×9 ->

The Konter Six (コンターシックス) is a Japanese 6×6 camera, about which almost nothing is known. It is only mentioned in the official list of set prices compiled in October 1940 and published in January 1941, for ¥60, with no further detail.[1] This price was the lowest for 6×6 cameras, and the Konter Six was probably an entry-level 6×6 folder. Its name might indicate that it was made by Mori, to which are attributed the Semi Konter and Rollekonter.

Notes Edit

  1. "Kokusan shashinki no kōtei kakaku", type 4, section 2.

Bibliography Edit

  • "Kokusan shashinki no kōtei kakaku" (国産写真機の公定価格, Set prices of the Japanese cameras), listing Japanese camera production as of October 25, 1940 and setting the retail prices from December 10, 1940. Published in Asahi Camera January 1941 and reproduced in Shōwa 10—40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10〜40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935—1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7. Pp.108—9. Type 4, section 2.

This camera is not listed in Sugiyama nor in Kokusan kamera no rekishi.

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