Philip wrote:Ohhh, too bad about the 180mm blades. Nice camera. I hope you get the shutter working again soon.
PFMcFarland wrote:Yes, it did begin life as an American designed and built camera, the Simmons Omega 120 in 1954 http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Omega_120 Koni bought the rights to the camera, started to evolve it, and then sold the line to Mamiya, who for some reason never put their name on it. But they did make some more improvements, resulting in the Rapid Omega 100 and 200 models.
Believe it or not, a lot of wedding photographers used the Omega line of cameras, but probably not during the ceremony. Their Rollies were much quieter, but the 6x7 format Rapid was great for the portrait sessions afterwards. That is, after everyone got used to the quash-thunk!! of the winder.
Additional information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_(camera)
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