An interesting analogue snapper from the 1940s, the Falcon miniature was a simple half-frame camera that took 127 film. Find out more about this quirky fantastic plastic camera in this installment of Lomopedia!
Introduced in 1939, the Falcon Miniature (also called Falcon Deluxe Miniature) was a 127 film camera manufactured by Utility Manufacturing Company in New York. Three designs, mainly modeled after the 35mm Argus A, were made for this classic 1940s camera. It was a simple camera with a Bakelite body, fitted with a 50mm Graf lens, and had fixed focus, fixed aperture, and single shutter speed of 1/25 and Bulb mode. However, since it takes half-frame photos and has a compartment for an extra film roll, many camera enthusiasts and collectors seek to add this quirky shooter in their collection.
Technical Specifications (of the version in the photos above):
Film: roll 127 film
Picture size: half frame, 3×4cm
Lens: Graf 50mm
Aperture: fixed aperture
Focusing: fixed focus
Shutter: simple spring rotary shutter, one speed 1/25 +B; setting: Time and Instant, lever on the lens-shutter barrel
Cocking lever and shutter release: by the same lever, on the lens-shutter barrel
Viewfinder: simple optical finder
Winding knob: on the top plate
Flash PC socket: none
Back cover: removable, w/ two red windows; opens by the latches on the sides of the camera
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