Tuesday, May 24, 2011

#12 Kodak Vigilant Junior six-20

Kodak Vigilant Junior six 20 (3)

This camera was a gift from my great late friend Vitor Rodrigues (1962-2009).
He offered me this camera, a Vredeboch Vrede Box and a Canon A-1.

Kodak Vigilant Junior six 20 (2)

This camera is a very simple model, it was made in USA around 1940.

Kodak made lots of variants of these folding cameras, most of them very simple, their business was selling film.



Kodak Vigilant Junior six 20 (1)

The lens is an Anastigmat 100 mm 1:8.8 in a Dakon shutter, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, B and T.
Focusing scale, brilliant and sports viewfinder ´
Film advance using ruby window
Eight exposures 6x9 cm on 120 film.

Kodak Vigilant Junior six 20 (4)

As you can see it isn't a great performer, the lens is quite slow and the shutter is very limited in the choice of speeds.
The pass of time was not too generous with it. The bellows is full of pinholes. This is one of the non-working section, but one that I treasure the most.

Stay tuned (o;