James's Camera Collection: Amica Eyelux

Amica Eyelux Japan 35mm cameras
Amica Eyelux
Camera type: Non-Rangefinder
Approx. date of manufacture: 1966
Approx. original price: $59.95
Approx. street value: low

Another camera that appeared in a box of cameras I have in storage; I only vaguely remember it. I have no idea where I got it, how much I paid, etc. And I never heard of the company.

Amica was a Japanese company. A few of their cameras still seem to be around: this one, a similar model called the 28 with a slower ƒ2.8 lens and the selenium cell around the lens barrel; and a couple of others. They were rebadged in the UK under the name Boots and in the US as Hanimex, and likely various house brands.

Modern Photography test: July 1966 (p.78)

Camera manual: Orphan Cameras.com

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