Kodak Brownie Cresta
The Cresta had similar construction to the Brownie 127, but larger.
- The original Brownie Cresta had horizontal ribbing on the body, and a PC connector for flash sync. The "Kodet" lens had a slider for either a yellow filter or "close-ups" of 4-7ft. The shutter was single speed, approx 1/40s and no B setting.
- The Brownie Cresta II replaced the PC connector with pin & screw flash contacts, and the horizontal ribbing on body was changed to a crossed pattern.
- The Brownie Cresta 3 had the top changed to grey, with a "Kodak" label on an added panel beside the viewfinder and restyled lens surround. The Kodet lens was replaced with an f/11 Dakon with no close-up option; due to the increasing popularity of colour film, the yellow filter was replaced by a second aperture stop, the apertures being labelled as 12 & 13, as Exposure Values. The viewfinder had marks for the new "Superslide" format.
|Brownie Cresta II, 1956-59|
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|Cresta II opened|
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- Manufacturer: Kodak Ltd., UK
- in production: Cresta: 1955-1958; Cresta II: March 1956 - 1959; Cresta 3: 1960-1965
- Film: 120 film, 6x6cm images.
- Brian Coe, Kodak Cameras - The First Hundred Years, Hove Foto Books, 1988