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Kapsa is a Bakelite (and later other plastic) 120 or 620 film 6x9cm/6x4cm box camera made in Sao Paolo, Brazil by D. F. Vasconcellos (DFV). It was introduced in the early 1950s. It has a hinged mask in the film chamber for conversion to 6x4cm frames. The 110mm Vascromat lens (presumably a meniscus achromat) has two auxiliary lenses giving three focus distances; 1-2 metres, 2-8 metres, and 8 metres-infinity. The camera is fitted with a sector shutter with a speed of 1/100 second and B, with three aperture sizes, f/22, f/16, and f/11. On one side it has a metal panel with all the controls except the film advance knob. Of course it has the two brilliant viewfinders which are typical for box cameras.
It was considered a budget camera in comparison to more advanced cameras of the time due to its limited focusing abilities.
- ↑ 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). Page 944.
- Another Kapsa example by Gerson Lessa on Flickr
- Kapsa user group on Flickr
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