Ensign Selfix 420

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The Ensign Selfix 420 is a folding camera sold by Ensign from 1946. It is fitted with an Ensar Anastigmat lens and takes 120 film with the ability to expose either eight 6×9 or twelve 6×6 frames with the optional application of a mask. It is very similar to the Selfix 20 which it succeeded.

The Selfix 420 is not a rare camera but it is much less common than many better known folders.


  • Camera type: Pocket folding with viewfinder
  • Shutter type: Epsilon or Prontor II (uncommon)
  • Shutter speeds: T, B, 1/150s, 1/100s, 1/50s, 1/25s, 1/10s, 1/5s, 1/2s, 1s
  • Lens: Ensar Anastigmat 105mm or 100mm (uncommon), f4.5
  • Lens aperture range: f/4.5-f/22 in 6 discrete stops
  • Lens focusing range: 3.5 feet, infinity
  • Viewfinder: lens-mounted brilliant finder and folding glassless eye finder upon top-plate
  • Film size: 120 roll medium format
  • Negative size: 6×9cm; 8 exposures per roll, 6×6; 12 exposures per roll