Fandom

Camerapedia Wiki

Magna

5,980pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

The Magna is a Japanese leaf shutter made by Seikōsha, the manufacturing branch of Hattori Tokei-ten, in the 1930s and early 1940s. It was the first camera shutter made by the company, and was released around 1933.[1] It is in #0 size, provides 25, 50, 100, B, T speeds and was inspired by the German Vario. It sometimes has a thread and needle release device.

Cameras equipped Edit

The list is incomplete, and not all variants are concerned.

Notes Edit

  1. Date: Lewis says 1933 on p.46, and Baird says 1934 on p.15 of Kuribayashi-Petri Cameras. Shunkan o torae-tsuzukeru shattā-ten, p.9, the corresponding exhibition page and the chronology of the Seiko website say 1930, but this seems implausible.

Bibliography Edit

  • Baird, John R. Collectors guide to Kuribayashi-Petri Cameras. Grantsburg, WI (USA): Centennial Photo Service, 1991. ISBN 0-931838-16-9. P.15.
  • Kamera no mekanizumu sono I: "Hai! Chīzu" Shunkan o torae-tsuzukeru shattā-ten (カメラのメカニズム・そのⅠ・「ハイ!チーズ」瞬間をとらえ続けるシャッター展, Camera mechanism, part 1 "Cheese!" Exhibition of instant taking shutters). Tokyo: JCII Camera Museum, 2002. (Exhibition catalogue, no ISBN number)
  • Lewis, Gordon, ed. The History of the Japanese Camera. Rochester, N.Y.: George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, 1991. ISBN 0-935398-17-1 (paper), ISBN 0-935398-16-3 (hard). P.46.

Links Edit

In English:

In Japanese:

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki