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Konica Koni-Omega Rapid Omega 100 favori envoyer Print
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Manufactured in Japon from prior to 1974 until after 1978.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Konica Koni-Omega Rapid Omega 100

This is the non-removable magazine version of the Rapid Omega 200.
The back, however, remains removable and it is possible to load a back for film 120 or for film 220.
The viewfinder simultaneously displays frames for the 90, 135 and 180 mm focal lengths and is therefore quite congested.
Otherwise, although the camera is heavy equipped with a 90 mm dial, it is well balanced and the range finder associated with the side focusing wheel is easy to use. The assembly is nice to handle.
The Rapid Omega 100 and 200 have characteristics very similar to the previous range of the Koni-Omega Rapid and  Koni-Omega Rapid M.
Camera-wiki attributes the manufacture of these two devices to Mamiya and in fact no reference to Koni appears on these cameras as was the case for those containing "Koni" in their denomination, also the lens is not referenced Hexanon as for the previous case, but Super Omegon.
The 1978 Grenier-Natkin catalog also does not refer to Koni or Konica but only to Omega
It seems that Mamiya took over the factory and manufactured the Rapid Omega 100 and 200 for the Omega distribution network