Eight-20 King Penguin

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The Eight-20 King Penguin is a folding camera made by Kershaw-Soho in England, from c.1951.[1] It takes eight pictures 2¼x3¼ inches on 120 film. It has a fixed-focus two-element plastic lens in a simple B/I shutter with flash synchronisation via an ASA bayonet terminal. It has two apertures, f/11 and f/16. There is a folding frame viewfinder on the body.

The earlier Eight-20 Penguin is similar, but with focusing, a brilliant finder instead of the frame finder, and no flash synchronisation. Also, the body of the Penguin is painted, whereas the King Penguin is covered with leatherette.


  1. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p458.