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Georges Paris Gap

Specification


Georges Paris Gap Camera
Georges Paris Gap
Manufacturer: Georges Paris
Produced: 1947
Type:Box
Film Size:120
Image Size:2¼ x 3¼ in
Lens Type:Meniscus
Focus Type:Fixed
Focal Length:105mm
Focus Range:10ft to inf
Aperture Type :Fixed
Aperture :f/16
Shutter Type:Rotary
Shutter Speeds:B,I*(1/50 sec)
Size (w x h x d):88 x 105 x 135 mm
* Measured on this camera

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Description

The Georges Paris Gap Camera is a box-type camera manufactured in 1947. The facade has a strong symmetrical geometric pattern in chrome. The metal body is covered in black leatherette but it has a real leather handle. It has two reflecting brilliant finders. It features a chrome winder. It is fixed focus with a B/I shutter.

How to Use

This camera takes 120 film which is easily available from photographic outlets.

As the shutter speed is only 1/50s, it is advisable to hold it against a wall or other solid object to get shake free shots. There are no tripod sockets. For quick snapshots, hold it firmly against your body.

If you don't want to bother with an exposure meter, follow the guide shown. It is based on the 'Sunny 16' rule. Film is so forgiving and will produce acceptable results even when overexposed by 2 or 3 stops or underexposed by 1 stop.

The tables assume that the sun is at least 30 degrees above the horizon - that's 10am - 5pm on a summers day in the UK.

Remember that the exposure guide in the manual may not be helpful as it is based on the use of old film with a low ISO value.

Using ISO 100 film - shutter speed 1/50s

Weather ConditionsShadow DetailApertureExposure
Sunny
Snow/Sand
Dark
with sharp edges
f/16+2 Stop
Overexposed
Acceptable
SunnyDistinctf/16+1 Stop
Overexposed
Acceptable
Slight OvercastSoft around edgesf/16Good
OvercastBarely visiblef/16-1 Stop
Underexposed
Acceptable
Heavy OvercastNonef/16-2 Stops
Underexposed
Not Acceptable
Open Shade
/Sunset
Nonef/16-3 Stops
Underexposed
Not Acceptable