Item 2005.006.13.120 - Chinon Genesis (35mm camera)

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Chinon Genesis (35mm camera)

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  • 1987 (Creation)
    Chinon Industries Inc.

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera

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Established by Chino Hiroshi in 1948 in Chino, Japan, manufacturing camera lens frames and barrels.

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Sanshin Seisakusho: 1948-1962
Sanshin Optics Industrial Co. Ltd.: 1962-1973
Chinon Iindustries Inc: 1973-present

As of 1997, Eastman Kodak is the majority shareholder of the company, which now produces digital cameras.

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Item consists of a single-lens reflex, 35mm camera manufactured by Chinon Industries Inc. Lens is a I35-80mm, f/4.1–6.4 lens, with a manual zoom lever.

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Camera is in overall good condition. The camera back, which is rubberized, has begun to disintegrate and rub off, a known issue for this model.

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Donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections Department by Dr. Neville Poy in 2017.


Added to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2018.

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Item includes an instruction manual, published by the Leica Camera and a Leica strap.

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