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Gevaert Gevabox


   Produced: 1951 by Herman Wolf GmbH, Wuppertal, Germany
  Film:  type B2/120 rollfilm
  Negative Size: 6X9cm
   Lens: Focusing meniscus
   Aperture: f8, f11, f16
  Focal Range: 5 feet to infinity
  Shutter: Simple spring shutter - 1/30 sec (M), plus Time (B)
  Viewfinder: Portrait & Landscape finders with mirrors and
      glass screens

For a box camera, the Gevabox comes loaded with features. It was built at the same time as the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, but unlike the Hawkeye, it isn't just a point 'n shoot. For one, it has a focusing lense. And three choices for aperture. It makes large 6X9cm negatives on 120 film from a side-loaded cartridge. It is strongly constructed in black and chrome metal, not as tinny of metal as the Jem Jr. design. You can mount it on a tripod and use a shutter release cable for sharp exposures. It also has provisions for a flash on top, but I don't have the unit. It's a sweet little box camera with lots of latitude.  

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