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Kodak, various box cameras. Photograph gallery.
The two photographs below were taken at the 1951 Festival of Britain exhibition held in London using a No.2 Brownie. The one at right seems surprisingly crisp, but these simple cameras often produced good results. The principle problem to overcome being camera shake caused by releasing the shutter combined with a rather long shutter speed in the order of 1/25sec. Steadying the camera against some immovable object was a common method to avoid this. Both these pictures were supplied by Gerald Ponting. Another Kodak camera recorded a near identical scene at Tower Bridge exactly 50 years later......The Kodak Retina Reflex III

Tower Bridge, 1951

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