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JP's Ami (WZFO) Variant 3

JP's Ami (WZFO) Variant 3

Stolen from ndroo‘s stash of cameras.

The Ami  are toy viewfinder cameras made of plastic by the Polish firm Warszawskie Zakłady Fotooptyczne (WZFO) around 1960.

The Ami takes 6×6 cm exposures on 120 film. It has a simple, meniskus lens 1:8/75mm fix focus, and only one shutter speed,1/50 sec. Aperture are f/16 for sunny and f/8 for cloudy. It’s body is said to be made of ‘styropol’ – Polish high impact polystyrene, which bettered aesthetics and reduced weight” compared with the Druh. There’re various interesting colours for the Ami camera. The shutter release and logo have been seen in green, red, yellow, white etc.

The camera was intended for use with 40-50 ASA (17-18 DIN) films on clear days, with aperture 16 in the sunlight and 8 in the shadow or under light clouds. On cloudy days, 100-200 ASA (21-24 DIN) films and aperture 8 were recommended.

https://mynameis.jp/?project=ami-wzfo-variant-3


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