Thursday, 3 October 2013

Week 196 - K W Box Reflex

K W Box Reflex by pho-Tony
K W Box Reflex, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
This is a peculiar camera, from certain angles it could be a bog standard box camera, but then you notice the fold out hood and the various knobs and levers. It was advertised as the cheapest reflex camera available when it was first sold.
There are three shutter speeds and the lens goes from f4.5 to f22. As an SLR, focusing is done at full aperture on the ground glass screen shaded by a hood. The mirror on mine has lost some of its silvering, which makes the process a bit awkward, but it all seems to work. I've loaded it with some expired Fuji ISO slide film.

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