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Kadunder Shōkai (カゼンデル商会) was a Japanese distributor in the 1930s and early 1940s, based in Tokyo.[1] It is said that it also operated under the English name Kadunder Photo Supply Co., and that it was the sole Asian agent for the Corygon lenses by Friedrich.[2] It distributed the Auto Keef 4×4 rangefinder camera and the Semi Keef 4.5×6 camera in the early 1940s (see the corresponding pages).

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  1. It is said that it was based in Kanda in Yazawa, p.15 of Camera Collectors' News no.235. Its address in 1943 was a postal box: 私書函東京中央郵便局656, meaning Tokyo Central Post Office, Postal Box 656. Source: advertisement dated March 1943 reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.65.
  2. Yazawa, p.15 of Camera Collectors' News no.235.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7.
  • "Kamera no kōtei kakaku kanpō happyō" (カメラの公定価格官報発表, Official announcement of the set prices of the cameras), November 1941. Extract of a table listing Japanese camera production and setting the retail prices, reproduced in "Bebī Semi Fāsuto 'Kore ha bebī wo nanotta semi-ki da'" (ベビーセミファースト"これはベビーを名乗ったセミ機だ", Baby Semi First, 'this is a Semi camera called Baby'), an article by Furukawa Yasuo (古川保男) in Camera Collectors' News no. 277 (July 2000). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. P. 27.
  • Yazawa Seiichirō (矢沢征一郎). "Renzu no hanashi (145) Rōzen to Korigon" (レンズの話[145]ローゼンとコリゴン, Lens story [145] Rosen and Corygon). In Camera Collectors' News no.235 (January 1997). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. Pp.15–9.
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