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Kodak Signet 80

This rather bulky, US-made coupled rangefinder camera has several interesting features. Most unusual, for it's age, is the semi-automatic film loading. The film leader is simply pushed into a slot at the left-hand end of the camera, the cassette placed in position, then, with the back closed, the film-wind lever actuated until it locks. The camera is now loaded. Film rewind is by conventional crank, though unusually this is on the base of the camera. In use the film-wind is a double throw affair, operated by the right thumb, needing to be pushed forward twice to advance the film by one frame. Flash is either by 'Pin & Screw' or conventional co-axial plug. The uncoupled selenium meter, with settings for 10-6400 ASA film, is calibrated in "EV's". The aperture ring has scales for both EV's and conventional f-stops. Auxiliary 35mm and 90mm lenses were also available.
name: Kodak Signet 80
produced between : 1958 - 1962
lens : 50mm f/2.8 Ektanar
shutter : 1/4 - 1/250 + B
film type : 135
picture size : 24 x 36 mm
original list price (USD): 129.50
categories: 35 mm
Kodak Signet 80

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