The Bakyna (ベキ－ナ) is a Japanese 4.5×6 strut folding camera made around 1937.
The Bakyna has a bakelite body and scissor struts on each side of the front standard. The bakelite has a pebbled grain, imitating leather covering. The name BAKYNA is moulded at the front. The folding optical finder and its front part folds above the rear one. The advance knob is at the left end of the top plate. The back is hinged to the right and the back latch is covered by a handle.
The lens is an Anastigmat Pionar 75mm f/6.3 and the shutter is a Picco giving T, B, 25, 50, 100 speeds. Both are made by Fuji Kōgaku. Some sources attribute the camera itself to Fuji Kōgaku too, probably on the basis of the lens and shutter equipment, but this is unconfirmed.
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