Bought this from Ebay on a whim - not entirely sure why. It is a strange camera. Took me a while to work out how to open the front - push very hard on the viewfinder! Actually, that now works very smoothly - the wonders of WD40 - as does the catch to the back. Strange range of shutter speeds: 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 and 1/125. Those last two seem a bit close together to have any point. Shutter behaves strangely when set to 1/100 - fire the shutter a few times and the shutter sets itself to 1/50.
Takes both 120 and 620 film. It came with a 620 spool in -place and I have tried a 120 spool to make sure it fits - it does. There are both red and green windows on the back - one for panchromatic film and one for orthochromatic film. There is a slider to select which you want to use but no slider to shut-off the window to prevent fogging the film. Has both an eye-lever finder and a brilliant finder in the one housing. The eye-level finder works fine and the briliant finder is as bad as every other brilliant finder I have come across.
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2014 16:51:15 GMT -5 by Peltigera
A lovely well built camera. I got one myself a few weeks ago and couldn't figure how to close the front. With the older version, the whole viewfinder housing slid to one side, but this one is fixed. Please explain how it closes!
Mine is the older version - the viewfinder housing moves to one side to open/close the front. Mine was VERY stiff to start with - I was doubting I was doing the right thing in trying to move the housing. Now I have treated it with WD40 the housing moves itself when I close the front.