Kowa Six

Medium format 6x6 SLR 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 was the precision ten-speed Seiko SLV #0 leaf shutter. This reliable, between-the-lens metal shutter offered speeds from 1 to 1/500 second plus "T", with full synchronization for electronic or conventional flash of any kind at any speed.

Camera list

Model Shutter Metering Modes Year
Medium format film SLR cameras with the Kowa Six mount (3)
Kowa/SIX In-lens LS -- M 1968
Kowa/SIX MM In-lens LS -- M 1972
Kowa Super 66 In-lens LS -- M 1974

Kowa Six mount lens list

Teleconverter list

Accessories list

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