Saturday, January 26, 2008
Say hello to the Mamiya 1954 – a pistol camera. Created in 1954 by Mamiya of Japan, only 250 were made for police training purposes, and were never offered to the public. They shoot half-size onto 35mm film, and had fixed-focus 45mm lenses. So it isn't for those who seek digis and hi-tech cameras of course. Although one of them was bid for $16,500 at Christies in 1993, this one is up on eBay for $25,000.