Vivitar 220/SL

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The Vivitar 220/SL was a Cosina-made M42 mount, 35mm SLR, marketed by Vivitar. Two versions were available: an all-black model and a black body with silver top model. The 220/SL included typical features for a mid-range SLR; exposure counter window, film plane marker, and a "film-in-chamber" indicator near the rewind crank. The camera included an X Sync hot show. M Sync and X Sync flash terminals were available on the side of the camera. The focusing screen provides a microprism spot to assist with focusing.

Shutter speeds ranging from Bulb to 1/1000 were possible with the vertical moving metal Copal Square shutter. The shutter release included a cable release socket and a self timer.

The camera included dual behind the lens CdS cells. The battery-powered light meter used a single 1.35 volt mercury cell: Mallory PX-675, Eveready E-675, or equivalent. The camera's film speed dial allowed the user to select ASA (ISO) values from 25 to 1600.

The only feature lacked by the 220/SL, which was available on the slightly more expensive 250/SL, was a battery check button and matching battery indicator.


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