The Place to find Antique, Vintage, Retro or just plain used, 8 mm Super 8 mm 9.5
mm, 16 mm Film Projectors, Slide Transparency Projectors in Various Formats and also
a selection of Camera & Darkroom Equipment. Serviced, Refurbished & Reconditioned
Made by Ferrania, Italy, in 1948. Its name means Swallow in Italian. It has an all
metal body, covered with leatherette (black, green, blue, red and burgundy have been
observed). Like many cameras of this period, there are two finders: a prism reflex
finder centred above the taking lens and a folding sports finder on top of the camera.
The Rondine has a Linear 7,5 cm/8.8 lens and takes 4×6.5 pictures on 127 film. The
meniscus type lens can be zone focused. It has a simple shutter which fires at 1/75
s. It also has a flash contact. The right side of the camera with the winding knob
can be taken out to load the film, an unusual solution to be sure
This popular camera has a "twin-lens reflex" pattern with a large brilliant finder
with folding hood.
Type: Box Roll film
Introduced: May 1946
Film Size: 127
Picture Size: 1 5/8 X 1 5/8 Inches
Slight Staining to Viewfinder mirror
Kodak Brownie 44A
The Brownie 44A, with a black moulded plastic body, grey "sculptured" top, and a
fabric covered aluminium back, was designed by Kenneth Grange. This "modern" and
intelligently functional camera features an integral flexible plastic ever-ready
cover, and an optical direct vision finder.
Type: Solid body eye level roll film
Introduced: Sept 1959
Film size: 127
Picture size: 1 5/8 X 1 5/8"
Lens : Dakon, two apertures EV12(f/11) + EV13(f/16)