Sunday, 31 July 2011

Week 82 - Mercury II half-frame camera

Mercury II half-frame camera by pho-Tony
Mercury II half-frame camera, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
This is an unusual little camera, it takes half frame 35mm images, and has a rotary focal plane shutter, which explains the odd circular protrusion on the top.
It was made around 1945, and the wind on and shutter cocking mechanism is reminiscent of the old Contax I cameras.
I've loaded it with a roll of Rolei Retro ISO 100 black and white film.

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