Fujita 66 / Kalimar Reflex

Medium format 6x6 SLR system • Discontinued



Fujita Kogaku's medium format 6x6 SLR system consisting of low-cost cameras of unusual vertical design and a limited range of lenses.

  • Fujita 66 ST (aka HACO 66, Kalimar Reflex, Soligor 66) - a completely mechanical SLR with the M44x0.8 screw mount, focal plane shutter with speeds ranging from 1/25 to 1/500th of a second, waist-level finder, without interchangeable film magazines, prism finders and screens;
  • Fujita 66 SL (aka Fodor 66 SL, Kalimar Reflex SL) - as 66 ST, but with slow shutter speed of 1/5th of a second;
  • Fujita 66 SQ (aka Kalimar Reflex SQ) - as 66 SL, but with instant-return mirror system(*);
  • Kalimar Six Sixty - a model with interchangeable eye-level prism finder and a split-image focusing screen.

(*) - Fujita 66 SQ / Kalimar Reflex SQ cameras were introduced in 1960, however, we have an ad from the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED magazine dated September 15, 1958 which lists the instant mirror return feature among the other major features of the Kalimar Reflex.

By the end of 1962, Fujita Kogaku stopped production of cameras under its own brand name but continued to make the Kalimar series cameras.

In addition to 52/3.5, 80/3.5, 80/2.8 and 150/4 lenses, Kalimar 240/4.5 and 300/5.6 lenses were also released after the Six Sixty; their finish matched that of the camera. Unfortunately, we were not able to find any manufacturer data on these two lenses.

Camera list

Medium format film SLR cameras with the M44 mount (4):

M44 mount lens list

Table of contents
Completeness of lens lineup
    Enthusiast photography

    No dedicated lenses for distant subjects photography, wild nature photography.

    Professional photography

    No dedicated lenses for professional wild nature photography, architectural photography with perspective correction, professional macrophotography.

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