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1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s+

1940s camera development stalled somewhat due to an austere period for everyone whilst the world went through the upheavals of WW2 and economies hauled themselves out of the subsequent difficulties. Camera styling wise, the black body with chrome top started to be popular, aluminium tended to be used at the end of WW2 for entire cast bodies when it was used at all, 35mm was firmly established but cheap cameras persisted with the 120 or 620 format. The waist level finder, so common up to the 1930s, vanishes from camera designs. Wood is now a thing of the past. The 1930s Leica styling influence is taking hold.....

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Retina II


Bolsey B


Bolsey B2


Commando

Mercury II


Kodak 35
 


Ful-Vue


Ful-Vue

Fed-1


Ikonta B (521/16)

 

           

 

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