Rare 1953 KODAK CHEVRON camera for 620 roll film (first year of production). The serial number on the lens dates it to 1953, the camera’s first year of production. It uses 620 roll film and produces 2¼” x2¼” negatives. The camera is in very good condition with no dings or dents but it does show signs of its age with some small spots of aluminum corrosion in various areas (see photos). The 78mm f/3.5 Kodak Ektar lens is in excellent condition with no scratches fungus or cleaning marks. The “L” following the serial number indicates the lens was lumenized with a coating on its optical surfaces that reduces flare and hardens the surface for protection against scratches. It is mounted in a Kodak Synchro Rapid shutter which has a top speed of 1/800th of a second. All the shutter speeds sound accurate except for the 1/2 and 1 second speeds which often hang up requiring a nudge of the cocking lever to complete its cycle. The rangefinder is working properly with easy-to-line-up images and the helical focusing ring operates smoothly. The camera comes with its original Chevron lens cap and its original leather case. Unfortunately, the top section of the case is falling apart at its stitched seams and is unusable while the unstiched bottom half is fine but there is no tripod screw. This includes restrictions on any internet or website display, usage or transfer. Please check your country’s import regulations if you want to be informed about any additional charges that may be imposed on your package when it arrives. Please contact me if you’re interested in that service and I will let you know if your country participates in the Delcon tracking program. Only approved electronic methods will be allowed. The item “Rare 1953 KODAK CHEVRON camera for 620 roll film (first year of production)” is in sale since Saturday, September 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “dagist” and is located in Buffalo, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Model: Chevron
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Color: Black and chrome
- Brand: Kodak