This is the end of the line for Olympus folding cameras. After some 20 years of production folders are no longer popular as the 35mm compact is set to take over the world.
The Olympus Chrome Six RII has an uncoupled rangefinder, an advance lever and an auto-stop advance device. The top housing is designed in the same style as the Chrome Six V. The uncoupled rangefinder is driven by a knob falling under the right thumb, then the distance reading is manually transferred to the lens focusing ring. The viewfinder eyepiece is offset to the left, the same as on the Chrome Six V, and the round second image window is on the right.
Model B is fitted with the f2.8 lens (Model A is fitted with f3.5 lens). Produced in 1955. Very Rare.
The original box
The original manual
The original manual in Japanese
Certificate with 3 years warranty
The original leather case – close
The original leather case – open
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The Lens: Zuiko F.C. f/2.8
The bellow in excellent condition
The Lens: Zuiko F.C. f/2.8; 7.5cm (75mm)
66 or 645 film window
Uncoupled Rangefinder; and the serial number
Uncoupled film winder
Mask for 645 – You can decide to take 645 or 66 format before film loading
The whole set of Olympus Six RIIB
Olympus Chrome Six RIIB – the last Olympus medium format camera