Another old camera

Knowing my husband and I like old cameras, a workmate has lent us an Ensign Popular. The Popular was around in various forms for a few decades, but I’m pretty sure the one we’ve got is from the 1930s. It’s a hard black leather box with rounded ends, and the front flaps open so you can slide out the bellows with the lens in. It’s much less sophisticated than our Dacora 1, lacking things like an autotimer, but a few steps on from the box cameras of the 1920s. It has a very tiny aperture and, like the Dacora 1, takes medium format film.

I've got a week off work next week, and hopefully will have some photos developed from both cameras to share with you.


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