ENSIGN “COMMANDO” Rare Post WWII. & 4.5X6 cm Rangefinder Folding camera (1948) Serial N° C 4599. With Excellent ENSIGN ENSAR Agnastigmat four element f:3.5 7.5cm Lens. Serial N° 7779 and Epsilon Shutter with speeds from 1 sec. Very presentable, Fully Working Condition. Combined Coupled Rangefinder/Viewfinder with tinted light Orange surrounding filter is accurate. The Shutter works at all speeds and appears to be accurate. The four element “Tessar type” lens is clear no fungus, scratches or cleaning marks. Only a slight amount of internal dust as to be expected in a 65+ year old lens. I believe it will produce excellent results. The camera uses a. The entire lens and bellows are stationary (see photos 14 & 15). This system allows more accurate focusing that front element only cameras such as the Super Ikontas. The all metal Matte Chrome body has no dents or dings and only some bright marks on the top and some more on the base. The pebble grained black covering is complete. There is a small “Zeiss bump” on the front cover, and two on the back (see all the photos) There is also some edge rubbing on the leather. The Genuine Leather bellows fold perfectly and are in excellent condition. Internally there are signs the camera has been used and there is some black paint loss but it is in excellent condition. That mask for the 4.5X6 cm images. Sliding Viewfinder Mask (photos 16 & 17). For changing the film format. The “Reversable” Frame counter for 12 and 16 images. The Galileo Type Combined Rangefinder-Viewfinder has some internal dust but the focusing is very precise and clear. Please see all photos of the actual camera for condition. Ensign Commando cameras were hand assembled in Very Limited numbers. They are comparable in every way to the best German cameras. Hard to fFnd early Post WWII. Condition and add to a vintage camera collection. Please save the site, I will be listing hundreds of Vintage cameras over the next months. Get Images that Make Supersized Seem Small. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item “ENSIGN Commando Rare Dual Format Originally Designed for the British Navy” is in sale since Tuesday, February 07, 2017. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “berflo0″ and is located in Bègles. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Houghton-Butcher Works
- Model: 1947 Model
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom