This post is worthy of another look. I see some areas that need to be updated with better information. – Chris
We know… doesn’t make sense does it? Doesn’t even sound right… “Nicca Pentamatic”.
Stay with us and we’ll try to make our case. Recently discovered information has filled-in some of the missing links in the development of our favorite
obsession camera. The mysterious and seldom seen Pentamatic ’35’… Yashica’s first SLR.
Nicca 3-F 35 mm rangefinder (left) and Yashica Pentamatic 35 mm single-lens reflex SLR (right).
A few interesting bits of info have come to our attention recently. We were alerted to an auction by our friend Paul Sokk (http://www.yashicatlr.com) that listed a 13.5 cm f/ 2.8 lens made by Taiho Optical Company – Nicca Lens. Having never heard of the company, Taiho Optical, and knowing about Nicca’s history, we couldn’t figure out where and how there could be a Nicca connection.
Let’s backtrack a bit with a quick history lesson. Yashima-Yashica was a very successful…
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