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The Bandi is a metal-bodied box camera made by Fototecnica of Turin in about 1946.[1] It makes 6x6 cm images on 120 film. It has an aplanat lens (i.e. a rapid rectilinear: quite a good lens for a box camera) and a shutter giving speeds 1/25, 1/50 and 1/100 second, plus 'B'. As the photograph shows, there is a brilliant finder, which folds away into the top. The camera has a brown leather covering, which is fastened on except over the front, where it folds down when the camera is in use. The front plate may be finished in the pink colour seen here, in green or in blue.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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). p310.
  2. Stated in the caption to Eric Hoffman's photograph at Flickr.