Vesta, Ginrei Co.

Introduction | Vesta | waist level finder

Engraved "VESTA G.R.C" from Ginrei Koki Co made in 1950 it is a "HIT" style camera with a better than usual construction.

The second version has a dual viewing system; similar to the MIGHTY with a normal line of sight viewfinder and a waist-level finder next to it.

This version has a direct line of sight viewfinder only.


Model Vesta
Finish/colour chrome, black leatherette
Lens Fixed
Shutter I (1/25) and B
Aperture Fixed
Film Door lock snap to shut
Case Stamped "VESTA" on the front
Dimensions 55x39x30mm (width x height x depth)
Weight 82g
Purchased 2003/12/03
Date of Manufacture 1950
Cost 41USD
Current Value  
Auction Price Ebay 2002/07/21 77USD, 2002/08/19 55USD,  2002/11/06 62.99USD, 2002/11/15 94USD (dark brown leatherette), 2003/02/12 53.53USD, 2003/04/11 62USD, 2003/05/12 70USD, 2003/06/30 88USD, 2003/08/13 78USD, 2003/11/16 90USD, *2003/12/03 41USD, 2004/01/05 60USD, 2004/04/09 46USD. 2004/08/07 96.75USD (box), 2005/03/25 29.95USD, 2005/05/29 27GBP ,2005/10/16 29.99GBP (case), 2006/01/23 19USD (case), 2006/02/07 26USD (case), 2006/02/19 28.55USD, 2006/03/20 26.25USD, 2006/06/27 39.99USD (case), 2006/08/02 67USD (case), 2006/11/26 50GBP, 2009/05/19 46.90USD (case, box)
Comment "Made in Occupied Japan" on the leatherette below the frame counter window.

Last Updated on 13th August 2009