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The film winding lever of the Asahi Optics SLR camera, part 2, and the film counter!



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In this article, we will look at the film winding lever and film counter of an SLR camera released in 1973 by Asahi Optics.

ASAHI PENTAX SPOTMATIC F (Reference product)

This film manual SLR camera with silver color steel body and black color pasted leather was released in 50 years from now.

The film winding lever is located on the top surface near the shutter button and shutter speed dial.

The film winding lever is integrated with the film counter.
The film counter is located in a large circular plate in the center of the winding lever.
The 0 memory is indicated in red color.

The memory of 5 on the film counter changes to a white color.
The tip of the lever used for operation is coated with a non-slip finish.

The lever portion that does not touch the hand has a smooth steel lever design.

This time we introduced a film winder lever and film counter for an Asahi Optics SLR camera released in 1973.

A similarly shaped steel film winding lever and film counter were used in the SV model of the same manufacturer that we introduced previously, but this time we focused mainly on the film counter integrated with the winding lever in particular.

The uniquely designed film winder lever integrated film counter at Asahi Optics was a good part of the product that lasted for more than 10 years.

We will continue to introduce not only film winding levers, but also other unique functions of various manufacturers, so please look forward to it!

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Writer Takashi Okumura