Foca (**)                                                                                                              
Manufacturer:
O.P.L.-FOCA *

Country of origin:

Produced:

Number made:

Serial no. range:

Shutter speeds:

Standard lens:

France

1945

Not known

13xxx**

20 - 500

Foca 3.5/50

This is the first of the Foca range, and should not be confused with the ** model produced 1947 - 1950's. It can be distinguished by the fact that the two stars on the nameplate are printed (not engraved, as on the later model). Also, it has a tall shutter knob, and speeds of 20 - 500 (25 - 1000 on the 1947 model).

The lens is marked FOCA (changed to OPLAR on later models).

On the first 1000 produced, the serial number is engraved on the body, behind the flash shoe.

Body covering may be in brown or black.

The lens is fixed, and not interchangeable.

* Optique et Précision de Lavallois S.A.

** I have seen a ** with the serial number 13769

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