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Film winding lever of an Asahi Optics SLR camera!



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It’s been a while since we’ve had a series of film winding levers for SLR cameras!

This time we would like to look at the film winding lever of a vintage 1962 SLR camera released by Asahi Optics.

What is a film winder lever?

Film cameras have a function that is unique to rangefinder cameras and SLR cameras: the film winder lever serves to manually advance the film to the next frame after the shutter is released.

ASAHI PENTAX SV (Reference product)

This is a steel film manual SLR camera released in 62 years from now.

The film winding lever is located on the top surface.

It is integrated with a larger film counter.

The film winding lever is located next to the shutter release button and shutter speed dial section.

The lever is made of steel.

The lever is smooth for easy operation.

In this issue, we introduced the film winder lever of the Asahi Optics SLR camera released in 1962.

Early film SLR cameras used steel film winding levers, but since the part of the lever that rests on the hand is not yet made of plastic parts, it is a machined lever that is easy to operate and has a smooth design.

And as new models are released, the levers will change to various designs.

We will continue to introduce film winding levers in the future, so please look forward to it!

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Writer Takashi Okumura