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    Rare(?) camera

    Has anyone ever seen or used a Japanese camera called 'Honor'. I saw one about 40 years back and lusted after it, but just could not afford it at the time (Young family) I then saw another about 20 years ago but it was broken internally. Basically it was a cloned rangefinder type taking Leica Screw thread lenses and looked like a true classic. There was a standard fixed viewfinder with a bright-line inside and shutter speeds 1 sec to 1/1000. The shutter and winder (lever) as I remember it was silky smooth and almost as quiet as a real Leica.

    I have never seen another since and was wondering how rare they are and what happened to the brand.

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    Look up a place online called Japan Camera Hunter - he's a Brit specializing in sourcing and selling all kinds of cameras in Japan. I've dealt with him and he's solid - really knows his stuff. It's the best bet, I reckon.
    "Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, you're a mile away and you've got their shoes."

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    You might try this article?

    http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Honor_S1

    but from your description it sounds like you're interested in the SL?

    http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Honor_SL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Corneau View Post
    Look up a place online called Japan Camera Hunter - he's a Brit specializing in sourcing and selling all kinds of cameras in Japan. I've dealt with him and he's solid - really knows his stuff. It's the best bet, I reckon.
    I used his service to get a Bessaflex, which I could not get in the UK, he was quick and effective.

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    Whoa, want that Honor SL, real clean looking
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