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 …

Keppler’s Vault 38: Herbert & Huesgen Tourist Multiple

Imagine a 35mm camera with a high quality (Zeiss Tessar) f/3.5 lens, focusing down to 2 feet, a rising and falling lens board and an all-metal self-capping focal-plane shutter, taking special magazines that allow 750 single-frame (3/4 x 1 inch) exposures, and weighing no more than an 8mm movie camera. …