Japanese medium-format VF and RF (edit)
6×9 Fujica G690/GL690 | Fujica GW690/GSW690 | Mamiya Press | Marshal Press
6×8 Fujica GW680/GSW680
6×7 Fujifilm GF670 | Fujica GM670 | Fujica GW670 | Koni-Omega | Koni-Omegaflex | Makina 67 | Mamiya 7| Bronica GS-1
6×6 Mamiya 6
4.5×6 Bronica RF645 | Fuji GA645 | Fujica GS645/GS645S/GS645W
Japanese medium format SLR and TLR ->
Other Japanese 6×6, 4.5×6, 3×4 and 4×4 ->

The Makina 67 was developed by Plaubel after the company was bought in 1975 by a Japanese company named Doi. It was a 6×7 strut folding camera with a coupled rangefinder. Its shape was reminiscent of the earlier Makina.

The first prototypes were called Makinette 67 and made in Germany, and were quite different from the production model.

The production Makina 67 bodies were made in Japan by Konica. They had a Nikkor 80/2.8 lens.

The Makina 670 followed, with a modified body, shared with the wide angle variant Makina W67, equipped with a Nikkor 55/4.5 lens.

The company still services and repairs this cameras.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Lewis, Gordon, ed. The History of the Japanese Camera. Rochester, N.Y.: George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, 1991. ISBN 0-935398-17-1 (paper), ISBN 0-935398-16-3 (hard). P. 154.
  • McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). P. 789.
  • Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985. ISBN 4-257-03187-5. Items 1397–8 and 1400.

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