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Six-20, also known as 620, is the film size that fits your camera. The film itself was the same as the more standard 120 film. The only difference is the size of the spool upon which it is wound. A 120 spool will not fit in most 620 cameras. Unfortunately, no one currently produces 620 film. If you have two 620 sized spools you can wind 120 film onto 620 ...


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As to why Japan was/is so successful a lens-making nation, the summary in this excellent thesis answers your question pretty well: http://www.academia.edu/891283/Rivalry_and_Cooperation_How_the_Japanese_Photography_Industry_Went_Global Edit: in a nutshell, the thesis linked here identifies that Japan benefitted from considerable market protection put in ...


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And to add "close East" remark. Soviet Union also make a lot of cameras and lens. Cameras Source 1 (in Russian) Cameras Source 2 (in Russian) Cameras Source 3 (in Russian) Lens Source 1 Lens Source 2 P.S. There is a lot of information in Russian language about old (and new) cameras and lenses, manufactured in ex Soviet Union and I just do not have ...


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Japan was not the only country making cameras and lenses in the 1970's and 1980's but they had a huge market share. (they still do) Before World War II most good cameras were made in Germany. Japanese companies started making copies of German cameras in the late 1930's and by the time the war ended, these Japanese cameras were very good quality. In the ...



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