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Vintage Ensign Ful-Vue Early 1940s Model- British Made - The Predecessor To A Very Iconic Camera

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Made in the 1940s by the British camera company Ensign this is the predecessor to the Ful Vue model 2 which became an iconic and quite a stylish camera.

The earliest Ful-Vue version of 1939 was a typical box camera with back door, but already having the characteristic big viewfinder. Like other box cameras it had a back door and an inner camera part which could be taken out of the box to load the film.
Shutter speed was 1/30 sec. in instant mode and B in time mode. Focusing was possible by pulling the lens out for close exposures. Pictures were 6×6cm on 120 film.

The camera itself is in very good condition for its age. The optics have been cleaned and the last photo shows the image you will see, nice bright and crisp. All in working mechanical condition


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Vintage Ensign Ful-Vue Early 1940s Model- British Made - The Predecessor To A Very Iconic Camera

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Craft type: Photography
  • Materials: Pressed Steel, Glass
  • Feedback: 87 reviews
  • Favorited by: 14 people
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