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Rank Mamiya
France Version française
Photos by JPG text by JPG. From the collection of JPG. Last update 2019-12-29 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1963 to (After) 1963.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 11457

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Chronology of cameras Rank 

Also called ALDIS RANGER 35 or MAMIYA RANGER 35.
It is in fact a MAMIYA 4B renamed under the trademark RANK, for the British market.
It belongs to a line of medium range small rengefinder cameras, whose precursor was the MAMIYA RUBIS in 1959.
The manufacture is neat, but much lighter than for  the previous ranges.

35mm rangefinder for 24 x 36 images. Fully mechanical with selenium cell.
 
• Quick-cocking lever, with mechanical counter, at its base
• knob with rewind crank, accessory shoe; Cell dial scaled in IL (1 to 11)
• 40 mm collimated frame viewfinder with parallax correction marks. Rectangular rangefinder image of comfortable size and well contrasted yellow.
• selenium cell on the front. Adjusting of the film sensitivity on the shutter.
• MAMIYA lens SEKOR 1: 2,8-22 / 40mm 
• SEIKOSHA shutter from ¼ second to 1 / 250th + B
• front-mounted flash sync

 

Rank Mamiya