Kershaw Eight-20 King Penguin.

This is a folding medium format camera of a style that that was state of the art through the first half of the 20th century. When this camera was made in the early 1950s, the design was rather pass√©. By the end of the 1950s, folding cameras had disappeared from mainstream photography. The camera measuresContinue reading “Kershaw Eight-20 King Penguin.”

Foth Folder

My criterion for buying my old cameras is that they must interest me. I prefer them to be in working condition but it is not essential. In good cosmetic condition is nice but so is ‘well loved’. In this case, ‘Interesting’ is the maker – Foth. Previously, I knew of Foth from the Foth DerbyContinue reading “Foth Folder”

Franka Solida III camera

The first Vintage camera that I bought was a Franka Solida II.¬† The Solida III is basically the same camera, as you would expect, with a different lens and the addition of a non-coupled rangefinder. The Solida III takes 120 film and produces a 6 cm by 6 cm negative – twelve frames to aContinue reading “Franka Solida III camera”