|Royal 35P, Tominor 45mm / f1.9 lens|
The Royal 35P was a fixed lens rangefinder camera made by Royal Camera of Tokyo from 1957, featuring:
- Rangefinder-coupled Tomioka Tominor f1.9 / 45mm lens, to f16, with 40.5mm filter size.
- Unmarked shutter with speeds: B, 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/300s.
- 10-blade aperture diaphragm giving a nearly circular pupil.
- Did not include non-coupled meter as found in the Royal 35M and 35LE.
The 35P was developed on the same chassis as the metered Royal 35M as a lower-featured variant. It had a long black-enameled central panel to camouflage its small rangefinder window and mimic contemporary cameras with brightline or parallax-compensating finder windows. A small round enameled Royal 'RC' badge on the front plate was added, in the style of Leica.
|Royal 35P top cover|
Variations[edit | edit source]
Royal Camera rebadged its equipment for sale by other distributors. The Royal 35P was also distributed as:
- Brumberger catalog number 1561, with Brumberger Anastigmat 45mm / f2.8 or f3.5 lens, in North America;
- Hanimex Holiday II, with Hanimar 45mm / f3.5 lens, by Hannes Import Export in Asia and Europe;
- Hanimex C35 and D35, with Hanimar 45mm / f2.8 lens;
- Hiyoca, with Kendor 45mm / f2.8 lens, by I S Photo in Japan;
- Luxall, with Luxall 45mm / f2.8 lens;
- Mansfield Skylark V, with Cimenar 45mm / f2.8 lens, for Mansfield Industries;
- Ogikon 35P, with Ogikor 45mm / f1.9 lens, by Ogino Exporting in Japan;
- Torca, with Torca Anastigmat 45mm / f3.5 lens, by Tor Optical Company, Ltd, of Tokyo, Japan;
- Unicorn - 35 with Tominor 45mm / f1.9 lens.