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Japanese Six (6×6)
Postwar models (edit)
folding
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Japanese 6×6 TLR, pseudo TLR and medium format SLR ->
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The Pigeon Six (ピジョンシックス) is a is a Japanese 6×6 folding camera, distributed by Endō Kamera-ten in 1953 and perhaps made by Shinano Kōki.[1]

Description Edit

The Pigeon Six is a horizontal folder, with three-part struts inspired from the 6×6 Ikonta. The viewfinder is placed in the middle of the top plate, inside a small housing extending to the right end, as seen by the photographer. The accessory shoe and folding bed release are to the left of the viewfinder. The shutter release is at its usual location to the right. The film is advanced by a knob at the left end. The back is hinged to the right.

The shutter is a synchronized NKS (B, 1–200, self-timer), and the lens is a coated Pigeon 80/3.5.

Commercial life Edit

The Pigeon Six was announced in Japanese magazines dated January and March 1953, and was advertised from March to May of the same year.[2] The April advertisement in Asahi Camera, placed by Endō Kamera-ten, says that the price is "about ¥9,000" (約9,000).[3]

No surviving example of the Pigeon Six has been observed yet.

Notes Edit

  1. Attribution to Shinano Kōki: Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.359.
  2. Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.359.
  3. Advertisement reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.164.

Bibliography Edit

The Pigeon Six is not listed in Sugiyama.

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