Photographica Pages

An online guide to collectable cameras and related stuff

Chiyoca 35

The Chiyoca 35, the first model, with correct normal lens and cap
The Chiyoca 35 was the first model marketed under the Chiyoca name. It was equipped with a 50/3.5 Konshiroku Hexar collapsible lens, which was converted from an enlarging lens. The cameras were not serial numbered, so it is difficult to estimate how many were produced. It appears production was pretty low as it is a pretty rare camera today. It was produced from 1951-52, when it was replaced by the Chiyoca IF.

A closer picture of the unusual lens for the Chiyoca 35