(1957) The Shincho Darling-16 is an uncommon and unusual 16mm submini camera.
It is a vertically-styled camera and has features -- or rather a lack
thereof -- which was fairly common for the time. The Darling produces
10x14mm images through it's fixed-focus 35mm (f8.0-22) lens. That's
right, 35mm. This is equivalent to an 85mm lens in the full-framed
35mm format. Perhaps the lens is the best feature. The Darling
only had two speeds -- B and I (1/50) -- so you better hold that camera steady.
It used unperforated film in special cassettes. Several accessories
were made, including a flashgun, closeup lens, developing tank and more.
It was only available in a black bakelite body and was also sold as the Albert.
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