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First thing - this poor camera is completely not functional. It looks sexy enough to be a display camera, and can probably be salvaged for parts, but do not purchase this if you're looking for a working 35mm camera.

That being said, here is the Samoca 35! This is one in a long line of cute little 35mm cameras produced by Sanei Sangkyo K.K. (later, Samoca Camera K.K.) in Japan after World War II. Personally, I think Samocas are one of the most distinctive and awesome looking 35mm cameras around. There are all sorts of buttons and dials and rings to spin on them. The inside of the camera is just as neat - there's a metal door that your film would run behind, and a removable take-up spool for your film.

Unfortunately, as mentioned above, this camera is non-functional. There are two major cracks on the front of the body that have been glued up on the inside (you can see this in the fourth picture in this listing. Also, the shutter is wonky - when you press the plunger to cock the shutter, it opens the shutter, and the shutter button actually closes it.

The camera is supposed to have four shutter speeds (Bulb, 1/100, 1/50, and 1/25), but none are working properly. The lens is a C. Ezumar 50mm. Available apertures range from f3.5 to f25. The lens focuses from 3.5 feet to infinity. The camera does come with its original leather case, although the strap to that is broken.

Camera size (without flash) - 4.25" x 3" x 2.5"
Camera weight - 14.5 oz.


**Item ships outside the United States via USPS First Class Mail.

Samoca 35 - 35mm Camera for display or parts only

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, glass, camera, leather
  • Feedback: 274 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Indiana, United States
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