The Halina 35X is a viewfinder camera made by Haking in British Hong Kong. It is a copy of the Ranger 35 made by Nihon Seiki. It's quite compact but heavy. The camera's back and its bottom are one part which has to be removed for loading a film. The shutter has to be wound up before each exposure with a lever on the lens tube. On the bottom the camera has the imprinting "Empire made" (ones marked "MADE IN HONG KONG" exist too). Haking produced the 35X for its own brand Halina and for the brands Micronta and Sunscope.

  • Type: viewfinder camera
  • Year of launch: 1959
  • Films: 35mm
  • Lens: 1:3.5 / 45mm Halina Anastigmat (triplet, front and rear elements single coated, middle element uncoated)
  • Shutter: speeds 1/25-1/200 seconds plus B.
  • Aperture: 1:3.5-1:16
  • Filter size: accepts A36 (36mm) clamp-on filters (same as collapsible Elmar etc.).


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