Bauer RX 1, RX 2
Carena CX 300, CX 500, KSM 1, KSM 2, MSTL, 1000, SRH 760, 1000 SX
Chinon CE II, CM 3, 5000 SE, GAFL-ES,
Chinonflex, CE-3, CS-4, CM-5, CM-7, CG-5,
CX II, CP X
Cosina C1, C2, CT-1, CT1EX, CX-2, CT-1A, CT-1G, CT-1 Super, CS-1, CS-2, CS-3, CT-4,
CT-7, CT-7D, CT-9, CT-10, CT-20, CT-90, EL Solar, Hi-Lite, Hi-Lite HDL,
Hi-Lite EC, Hi-Lite 405, CSM, C-1A
Exakta Twin TL, HS-2, HS-3, HS-4, HS-10, HS-40,
Haking HG 1, HG 2
Miranda MS-1, MS-2, MS-2 Super, Memoflex
Nikon FM-10, FE-10
Olympus OM-10, OM-2000
Panagor CT 1 EX, CT 90
Pentax P 30T
Petri GX-1, GX-2, GX-3, GX-4, MF2, MF3, MF4, MF 101, MF 102, MF 103, MF 104
Porst Compact Reflex
Prinzflex Super TTL
Quantaray R400, RZ 800, DZ-RZ
Ricoh Singlex TLS, XR-1, KR-5, KR-5
Super 2, KR-10 Super, KR 500
Sears SL2, TLS
Seimax SV7, SV9
Vivitar 220 SL, 420 SL, 650 SL, XV2, XV3, V2000, V6000
Voigtländer VSL 43
FX-3 Super 2000
Zodel 2 MTL
About this list:
The actual number is probably higher than
113. For example, the Yashica mentioned is really not one camera, but threee: FX-3 of 1979, FX-3 Super and the Super 2000.
The German trading company Photo Porst produced their Porst and Carena cameras mostly at Cosina. Of the 26 Porst SLRs and
20 Carenas, probably a lot more than the few listed above were produced by Cosina. For instance, the Porst M-CE is identical to the Chinon CE-II. And among the many Chinon cameras produced by Cosina was the CE-II. But the Porst M-CE is not on the list. And
Miranda MS-3 is also missing.
There are other similar examples.
So, probably most of the many house brands sold by warehouses all over the world were produced by Cosina. And they bought (or just used) some brand names
after famous brands that had to give up producing PP SLRs, like Miranda, Topcon, Petri, Exakta and Voigtländer. Miranda MS-series of the 80s, for instance, had nothing to do with Miranda, as they ended in 1976.
Even more interesting are the
names Canon, Konica, Nikon, Olympus and Pentax on the list. They are not represented by their top models, but Cosina evidently was so cost effective that they were able to produce some not too advanced top sellers for the big ones, and more economically than
they could do themselves. The Canon, Nikons, Konica and Olympuses are confirmed through other sources, such as Camerapedia. The Pentax P30T is not confirmed elsewhere. But after having outsourced first assembly, then production of the K1000 for some 20 years,
it would not be unlikely if Pentax did it again.
Cosina made PP SLRs into the new millennium. 2004 may be the year they ended production.
Today, giants like Asia Optical in Taiwan (and elsewhere) is doing the job. And
most likely making more models with famous labels than we would like to know.