Fuji TW-3 (1985)

This is a Fuji TW-3, a compact 35mm dual lens point and shoot camera that shoots half-frame 18mm x 24mm images on regular 35mm film.  The Fuji TW-3 was produced by Fuji in Japan for a short while starting in 1985 and has a curious feature set of separate wide …

Canon Dial 35-2 (1968)

This is a Canon Dial 35-2, a compact scale focus camera made by Canon of Japan which shoots 18mm x 24mm half frame images on regular 35mm film.  The Canon Dial has not only a very unique body with a shutter priority automatic exposure metering system shaped like a rotary …

Olympus Pen F (1963)

This is an Olympus Pen F, a single lens reflex camera that shoots 18mm x 24mm half-frame on regular 35mm film.  The Pen F is part of the Olympus Pen series of half-frame cameras first introduced in 1959.  The Pen F, like the original Pen was designed by Maitani Yoshihisa …

Konica Auto-Reflex (1965)

This is a Konica Auto-Reflex, a 35mm SLR camera produced by Konica of Japan starting in 1965.  This model was the first in Konica’s long lived Autoreflex series and is the only one with a hyphenated name.  It is also the only model that can seamlessly switch between shooting full …

ANSCO Memo (1927)

This is an ANSCO Memo, a compact 35mm box camera that shoots 18mm x 24mm exposures on double perforated 35mm cinema film.  The Memo first went on sale in 1927 and predates Kodak’s type 135 film format, using it’s own proprietary “Memo Cassettes” which can accept bulk 35mm film, but …

Taron Chic (1961)

This is a Taron Chic, a vertical half frame 35mm scale focus camera made by Taron Company Limited of Tokyo Japan starting in 1961.  The Chic shoots 18mm x 24mm “half-frame” exposures on regular 35mm film.  Unlike most half frame 35mm cameras, the film transports vertically, rather than horizontally which …

Olympus Pen EE-S (1962)

This is an Olympus Pen EE-S, a 35mm half frame camera made by Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. between the years of 1962 and 1966.  As with all cameras from Olympus’s Pen series, these are compact half frame cameras that shoot 18x24mm “half frame” images on normal 35mm film.  The EE …

Fujica Drive (1964)

This is a Fujica Drive, a half-frame 35mm scale focus camera made by Fuji Photo Film Co. starting in 1964.  The Drive was a variant of the company’s Fujica Half adding automatic film advance via a mechanical spring wound wheel.  Both the Drive and Half cameras had an excellent 5-element …