Granpa's Kowa 35N

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  1. Dutchboy

    Dutchboy TPF Noob!

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    I just found my grandfather's camera, a Kowa 35N. I've looked online for some info, but I was hoping someone knew about this camera first-hand (or any other info would be great too).

    It was apparently a copy of a Leica camera. It has a Prominar F.C. f/3.5 45 mm fixed lens and appears to be from maybe the late 50's early 60s.

    Any info please, thanks!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25906960@N02/2436902744/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25906960@N02/2436904790/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25906960@N02/2436906132/
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Made about 1960. A budget-priced 35mm consumer camera. It's not considered a Leica copy and not particularly sought after by collectors.
     
  3. Dutchboy

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    Thanks Compur. Well, it's a cute camera, reasonably well made. I'll put some film into it and fire off a few to see how it works. Maybe go for B/W for an authentic touch. It will look nice in my dispay case in any event.

    Matt.
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