The Seagull 203-I is a rangefinder camera for roll film. Before loading a new film its exposure frame format can be changed from 6×6 cm to 4.5×6 cm and vice versa. Its design is a style mixture of old-fashioned folding camera body and modern manual rangefinder camera top with hot shoe and long film advance lever. The lens/shutter-unit is an old-style construction, with self-timer and all selection rings for exposure settings. Even the shutter has to be cocked with a lever on that unit. Only the shutter release button has "a modern position" on top of the camera, and the rangefinder is coupled to the distance selection ring around the lens.
The Seagull 203-I was sold in Japan rebadged as the Texer SR.
|image by Uwe Kulick (Image rights)|
- Type: rangefinder folding camera
- Manufacturer: Seagull, China
- Film: roll film of type 120
- Lens: 1:3.5/75mm
- Viewfinder: Optical viewfinder with superimposed coupled rangefinder
- Shutter: leaf shutter with speeds 1 sec. to 1/300 sec
- Aperture: 1:3.5 to 1:22
|similar camera Texer SR|
image by Taeko Akatsuka (Image rights)
- Camgle Forum Discussion of Seagull 203 and 203-I types and variants
- Seagull 203-I at Chinesecamera.org (in Chinese)
- The flash contact is on top edge of the left side.