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Carena Zoomex Pocket
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Photos by - text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of -. Last update 2024-03-21 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from (Before) 1981 to (After) 1981.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 5459

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Chronology of cameras Carena 

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This 110 camera is equipped with a 25-42mm zoom lens, which is quite rare for this format. The introduction of the cartridge sets the shutter speed to 1/125 or 1/250 depending on the film sensitivity (100 or 400 ASA).
It is indeed a zoom lens, not a bifocal one. For this, the optical formula is complex: 7 lenses in 6 groups. The lenses are multi-coated. The change in focal length is done by moving the lever located at the base of the lens. On the lens, a scale engraved in meters and feet and featuring three marks (portrait, group, and landscape) allows for distance adjustment. The collimated viewfinder is coupled to the zoom.
A slider on the top of the camera sets the aperture. There is a double scale. The first consists of weather pictograms (sunny, cloudy, or overcast), the second is metric. They correspond to apertures from f/16 to f/5.6. The distances are those of the flash range, depending on the selected aperture. At one end, there is a hot shoe with a flash contact.
This camera was presented by Petri at the 1978 Photokina, along with the Petri EF 110. The manufacturer is not identified.
It is also found under other brands, mainly from distributors:



    in catalogs

Petri Zoom 110 2S
Coronet Box à plaque La Redoute 1979
Zenix Zoom-TS
Coronet Box N°2 Trademark registered in 1980
Porst Zoompocket 200
Coronet Porst 1980
Keystone Zoom 66 Coronet  
Carena Zoomex Pocket   Ringfoto 1981


There is a model with integrated flash under the name Keystone XR608.
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Ici, Carena is using a name typically attributed to the movie cameras of the brand.

Carena Zoomex Pocket



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The Carena brand is registered in the early 1950s by Coop, a Swiss distribution group resulting from the merger of several companies.
It concerns photographic equipment. It is renewed several times by Coop, then by Interdiscount, a subsidiary of Coop specializing in the sale of electronic and photographic equipment.

Interdiscount
was created in 1970 and relies on a dense network of branches. In 1973, there were 42 branches throughout Switzerland. Abroad, Interdiscount relies on existing networks. In Germany, in the early 1980s, Interdiscount acquired shares in the struggling company Photo Porst.





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