I love finding “new” bits of vintage photo gear especially when you’ve been hunting for them for years.
These bits may seem like no big deal but if you collect hard to find items in their original boxes and cases it’s rewarding when it all comes together.
Nicca-Hinomaruya Y2 filter and lens hood. Both are from at least 1955 but likely earlier.
Hinomaruya was the exclusive distributor of Nicca cameras and accessories.
Using a Y2 yellow filter is a must when shooting with black and white film. It will generally darken a blue sky and provide more contrast between the sky and clouds. It can also help add better definition when shooting landscapes where haze and light atmospheric fog is present. When using a Y2 filter on a camera such as this one you must compensate by a factor of two when taking your meter readings. If you’re using an SLR with TTL metering then the camera’s built-in meter will compensate for you.
Nicca Type 33 sales brochure showing a slightly different box for the hood and for a color filter along with the older style filter box. The Type 33 was one of the last Nicca cameras produced by the company and was released in 1958 so this would represent the last style of filter and hood boxes. As with everything else, these items were distributed by Hinomaruya.
Studio Camera: Fujifilm X-A10
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