Yoshi Takei

Yoshi Takei

Leica 250 GG Reporter, 1941

Leica 250 GG Reporter, 1941

The Leica 250 or Reporter was introduced in 1934, bearing serial numbers from 130001 (1934) to 359916 (1953); total production is less than one thousand cameras. The unusually shaped Leica produced 250 photographs on 33 feet of film in special cassettes. The characteristic of the…

Leica M Cameras “Ian Berry”, 1962-1967

Leica M Cameras “Ian Berry”, 1962-1967

Ian Berry (born 1934 in England) moved to South Africa in 1952, where he soon taught himself photography. After working for the new African Sunday newspaper eGoli and the Benoni City Times, he soon became more interested in freelance work. In the early 1960s he…

Tomioka Kogaku Tokyo camera Lausar ƒ4,5/5cm, 1937

Tomioka Kogaku Tokyo Lausar, 1937

Extremely rare Tomioka Kogaku Tokyo Lausar Japanese camera for 3x4cm exposures on 127 rollfilm, with interchangeable Lausar 4.5/5cm in collapsible focusing mount, focal plane shutter (not operable), dodecagonal metal body with leather covering, with original black painted cap and ever-ready case, it is mainly known…

Leica II Mod. D black, early production, 1932

Leica II Mod. D black, early production, 1932

Early Leica II camera from the first production year, matching nickel 11'o clock Elmar 3.5/50mm lens. Introduced in 1932 with a built-in rangefinder and 50mm viewfinder, standardized interchangeable lenses (besides the stock 50mm Elmar) and lens choices ranging from 35 to 135, it was the…

Olympus Standard Prototype 1937

Olympus Standard Prototype 1937

Sensational discovery of the first Olympus camera: Only 10 of these Prototypes were made (nos.101-110), only three are known to exist (nos.102, 107, 110). Exactly this camera no.107 was used to advertise the new Olympus product in Asahi Camera magazine from November 1937. It comes…