Chiyoca 35 Standard and Chiyoca 35 1F                                                             
Reise Optical Institute (Tokyo)

Country of origin:


Number made:

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Standard lens:


1951 - 1952 (Standard), 1952 - 1953 (1F)

Not known (small numbers only)

Not serially numbered

(B on 1F)

Hexar 3.5/50 (rigid)* (Standard)
Hexar 3.5/50 (collapsible or rigid)* (1F)

Reise Optical Institute (later Reise Camera Company Ltd.) were contracted by Chiyoca Shoki, a camera store in Tokyo, to produce cameras bearing their name. The Chiyoca 35 Standard (also known as the Chiyoca 35 l) was the first model produced under this arrangement. It is a copy of the Leica Standard, and does not have a rangefinder.

The Chiyoca 35 1F (also known as the 35 II) is similar to the Standard, but has flash synchronization.

Neither model carries the manufacturers name, although CHIYOCA 35 is engraved on the rear of the mound that supports the speed dial (see below)..

The pictured camera is fitted with a Hexar 3.5/50 in a rigid mount.

* This lens was manufactured by Konishiroku, who subsequently became Konica.
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