An Ensign Selfix 16-20 British made roll film camera, had this one for a very long time, it works superbly well.
Fitted with the Ensar 75mm F4.5 lens, a three element anastigmat lens, it was made in the 1940's in the UK, by Ensign. Some versions had the better Ross lenses fitted, and a rangefinder.
Very solidly made folder, no rangefinder on this version, an Ensign Epsilon shutter, still accurate, that goes from 300th to 25th second, plus B and T.
The cloth bellows are original and sound, as is the leather with impressed Ensign trademarks. Two tripod sockets, one in the base, and one on the cover, which has a folding leg to stand the camera up right on a flat surface.
The 16/120 negs are very crisp, with even illumination, and these post war Ensign productions have a fully coated lens, working well with colour film. It takes standard 120 film or 620 film, as the film roll holders have a sprung centre to cope.
Very useful sized camera, and all works well.
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2012 13:31:45 GMT -5 by Stephen
And the Ross lens version of the Selfix, this one needs attention as the aluminium base is a bit corroded, needs wire brush cleaning to bare metal whilst taken apart and a repaint of the base. This should halt the corrosion. The camera works fine, better than the simpler lens, and it has the better bright line finder.
It also sports the finger picker release, which pokes a spike,(actually blunt!), into the finger if you have not wound on!
Same shutter and body apart from the lens and viewfinder, Nice results from the Ross F3.5 75mm Lens.