Yashica 44A

Yashica 44A; c1960. A compact TLR which used 127 film.  This is the first Japanese camera to use the 4x4 format (starting with 1958 models).  The A is engraved on the top of the camera next to the serial number.  The A model has no auto film stop and used the rear window to align frames.  60mm f3.5 Yashikor lens in Copal shutter  1/25-1/300th synced.  These cameras came in blue, grey, rose, or black enamel.  The rose color was more of a purple color which is the death color in Japan.