Another day, another Brownie 🙂 This one was produced from 1957 and discontinued a couple of years later. Like the Flash B, this is a great looking camera. It has one shutter speed of around 1/50th and one aperture of around f14. There is also a close up lens as you can see in the photos.
Like the B, this one is also easy to clean and uses 620 film. I suggest rerolling 120 film onto a 620 spool to make life easier. It isn’t that hard and will save issues with film transport while using the camera. These are my favourite kinds of Brownies. I like to be able to see through the viewfinder.
The only issue I do have with this version is that the shutter does not have a lock. If I carry the camera in a regular bag anything can press on the shutter and activate it causing extra exposures/leaks etc. You can see an example of this in the example photos below.
I love how this camera and other Brownies like this makes me feel while I am using it. It is just so damn cool. It looks good on a shelf, it feels good to use and they are so damn cheap to buy.
Here are some photos of my garden and local park.
It just works, even after 60 years. Simples.