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. 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.
- 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.