Kodak Sterling II
image by AWCam (Image rights)
The Sterling II was made in England by Kodak Ltd., introduced in May 1955 and withdrawn in 1959. It is a folding camera taking 6x9cm images on 620 film. There was no predecessor Sterling or Sterling I.
The body is a metal casting with added sheet metal and chromed parts, and a plastic top plate. The button beside the viewfinder is the folding release catch; the red button beside the winding knob is the shutter release. The small knob beside the viewfinder is merely to lift the feed spool retainer during loading. Later models have been observed with larger, knurled metal knobs and metal folder release button.
|Later, metal-knob version|
image by Tim Jones (Image rights)
- Shutter: Pronto, speeds 1/25-1/200 + B with flash sync and self-timer
- Lens: Kodak Anaston, 105mm / f4.5, focus down to 3.5ft
The Sterling II is the same as the Junior II, except for the better lens and shutter.
- Coe, Brian, "Kodak Cameras, the First Hundred Years", p.140, Hove Foto Books, 1988