Kodak Regent (1935)

This is a Kodak Regent, a folding rangefinder roll film camera made in Stuttgart, Germany by Kodak AG starting in 1935.  The Regent natively shoots eight 6cm x 9cm images on 620 roll film or with the use of a mask, sixteen 4.5cm x 6cm images.  The Regent was a …

Fex Ultra Fex (1947)

This review is part of the Cameras of the Dead series which I have been publishing every year on Halloween and “Halfway to” Halloween, featuring three cameras that I’ve wanted to review that either didn’t work, or was otherwise unable to shoot. I am republishing each of those individual reviews …

Ebner 4.5×6 (1933)

This is an Ebner 4.5×6 folding camera produced by Albert Ebner & Co. in Stuttgart, Germany between the years 1933 and 1935.  There were two Ebner cameras made, this one and a 6×9 version, neither of which were identified by any name other than the size of the images they …

Argoflex Forty (1950)

This is an Argoflex Forty, a medium format Psuedo-TLR camera made by Argus Inc. of Ann Arbor, MI, between the years of 1950 and 1954.  This is an earlier model as later versions dropped the “Argoflex” name and became simply, the Argus 40.  Other than the name change, the two …

Kodak Tourist (1948)

This is the Kodak Tourist, made by the Eastman Kodak Corporation between the years 1948 and 1951.  It is a medium format folding camera that shoots 6cm x 9cm images on 620 roll film.  Despite it’s humble appearance, the Tourist series was somewhat of an upscale camera, optionally featuring Kodak’s …

Kodak Chevron (1953)

This is a Kodak Chevron, a medium format rangefinder camera buit by the Eastman Kodak Company between the years of 1953 and 1956.  The Chevron, like all medium format Kodak cameras from the era, used Kodak’s proprietary 620 format of film, which was nearly identical to competing 120 film, but …

Kodak Monitor Six-20 (1940)

What is it? This is a Kodak Monitor Six-20 folding camera made in the USA by the Eastman-Kodak company.  This was one of the last medium format folding cameras made by Kodak, and is loaded with features including a 9-speed shutter and well built lens.  It is the spiritual successor to the …

Argus Argoflex EF (1948)

What is it? This is an Argoflex EF twin lens reflex camera made by Argus, which was based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This Argoflex is the same as the Argoflex EM, except it has a flash synchronized shutter and a flash hotshoe on the side of the camera.  The …

Kodak Medalist (1944)

What is it? This is a Kodak Medalist rangefinder camera made in 1944 by the Eastman Kodak company out of Rochester, NY.  This camera is considered by many to be the pinnacle of American camera manufacturing.  Other highly regarded Kodak cameras were actually made in Germany, but not this one. …

Argus Seventy-Five (1955)

 What is it? This an Argus Seventy-Five (originally called the Argoflex Seventy-Five) which is an inexpensive plastic bodied box camera made by Argus out of Ann Arbor, MI.  Although it resembles a Twin Lens Reflex, it is still a box camera in that the camera has a fixed focus, and …