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Vintage from the 1960s

Bell & Howell Autoload 342 Focus Automatic 1969

3 inches high x 5 inches wide x 3 inches deep

Like the Autoload 341, the Autoload 342 was made for Bell & Howell. The delta rangefinder was operated by a focusing lever for fully automatic focusing in seven steps from near distances to infinity. (The system was called Focusmatic.) Film advance was automatic with a battery-powered motor.

The Copal shutter used everset-type program EE. The exposure range was EV 8 (1/30 sec. at f/2.8) to EV 17 (1/800 sec. at f/13). The viewfinder displayed the exposure meter needle, shutter speed scale, underexposure and flash-ready indicator, and overexposure indicator.
You should expect everything to function reasonably well, and that all optics have no problems that would noticeably affect image quality, unless we describe them otherwise. We try and list all pertinent faults.

Bear in mind that most of what we sell is either used or vintage equipment. We test it for function, but can't guarantee accuracy. Appears to be working if you could find film.

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Please remember that we offer vintage pieces, because of this most have been gently used and they must be expected to have normal wear for their age, but this also adds to the piece's charm and uniqueness. If you have ANY issues with your item please contact me directly and I'd be happy to accommodate your needs.


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