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Kowa Six system

Discontinued

Kowa's medium format system consisting of fast-handling 6x6 film SLR cameras with modular design. Reflecting the innovative skills acquired over decades of practical experience in making sophisticated optical systems for industrial, medical/scientific, video, and motion-picture applications, Kowa engineers created an integrated system consisting of automatic lenses from 19mm to 500mm. A welcome advantage in literally scores of applications is the precision ten-speed Seiko SLV #0 leaf shutter. This reliable, between-the-lens metal shutter offers speeds from 1 to 1/500 second plus "T", with full synchronization for electronic or conventional flash of any kind at any speed.

Camera lineup

Kowa Six mount lens lineup

Fisheye lenses
4.5 Kowa 19mm F/4.5 Fish-eye [Six]Pro
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
4.5 Kowa 35mm F/4.5 [Six] ⌀95Pro
4.0 Kowa 40mm F/4 [Six] ⌀95Pro
Wide-angle prime lenses
3.5 Kowa 55mm F/3.5 [II] [Six] ⌀67Pro
3.5 Kowa 55mm F/3.5 [I] [Six] ⌀86Pro
Standard prime lenses
2.8 Kowa 85mm F/2.8 [Six] ⌀67Pro
Short telephoto prime lenses
3.5 Kowa 150mm F/3.5 [II] [Six] ⌀67Pro
3.5 Kowa 150mm F/3.5 [I] [Six] ⌀77Pro
4.5 Kowa 200mm F/4.5 [Six] ⌀67Pro
Medium telephoto prime lenses
5.6 Kowa 250mm F/5.6 [Six] ⌀67Pro
8 Kowa 500mm F/8 [Six] ⌀95Pro
Macro lenses
5.6 Kowa 110mm F/5.6 Macro [Six] ⌀671:5 @ CFD 0.8mPro
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