Week 31 – Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20

   Produced between 1940 and 1948, the Vigilant Junior Six-20 is a folding camera for 620 roll film. It takes 8 6x9cm exposures per roll. The lens is a fixed focus Kodet with apertures from f12.5 to f32. The simple shutter has three ‘speeds’: Time, Bulb, and Instant. Framing is via a folding sport finderContinue reading “Week 31 – Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20”

52 Cameras – Week 20 – Dolly

This week’s offering is my first 127 format camera. 127 is a paper-backed roll film format slightly larger than 35mm. I found “Dolly” in my local thrift shop. Her black leatherette carries her name embossed and no other markings. I have found references online to other Dolly cameras but not this one specifically. It’s aContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 20 – Dolly”

52 Cameras – Week 2 Results – Voigtlander Bessa 66

I learned a long time ago that my internal balance is off slightly. Most of my images tilt a few degrees to the right and have to be corrected in post processing. The Bessa 66 taught me that I also cannot estimate distance well. The zone focus system means you either have to measure orContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 2 Results – Voigtlander Bessa 66”

52 Cameras Week 2 – Voigtlander Bessa 66

Introduced in 1938, the Bessa 66 is a nice little German folder. It takes 12 6x6cm exposures on 120 roll film. Mine is the deluxe version with an additional sport finder. A button on the bottom releases the bed, and the shutter release folds out from the side when the lens is extended. Mine featuresContinue reading “52 Cameras Week 2 – Voigtlander Bessa 66”