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This is a unique Japanese camera that has two viewfinders, one eye level and the other waist level which is reversed. The viewfinders have a yellow tint. It was made by Taisei Koki in 1951. It takes readily available 120 film and produces square, colour or black and white photographs. The camera folds and the lens pops out at the press of a button so it can be easily slipped into a pocket, great for travelling.

This one is looking a little sad, with signs age and wear. As you can see, the leather covering is missing in places. However, all speeds are correct, the bellows are light tight and it takes beautiful photographs. I used a Welmy to take the photo of the bike in the side bar.

The lens is a 75mm Terionar f/3.5. it's sharp but also produces smooth blurred effects (bokeh), in areas that are out of focus. Shutter speeds are 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200 plus B.

It comes with a good quality Zeiss brown leather case.

Do please contact me if you have any questions!

I use vintage cameras to produce the photographs you can see in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5104045

You may enjoy my blog - more photographs, art and design - http://timirving.blogspot.com/

Welmy 6x6 Camera 1951 - 120 Film Square Photos Twin Viewfinder


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: brass, chrome, leather
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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