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Posted 7 years ago

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This a fine fully functional Candid Camera Corp. 1938 Perfex Speed Candid only the early models had a capital "P" then it was changed to a lower case "p". This was the first focal plane shutter 35mm made in the USA and is sometimes called the "Albatross"due to its ugly duckling appearance. Made of a bakelite and metal combination. Very heavy and solid. A true work of art. I can't show the inside at this time because I have 35mm film in it(color film, should be interesting results). If anyone has one please share the photos.
Update: As one can tell by the photo produced by this camera(pic #4) I believe I need a little more practice with this camera. At least she still works...


  1. JohnKratz JohnKratz, 7 years ago
    I don't own one of these but I've always liked them. Too bad there aren't more screws on the front!
  2. vpko, 6 years ago
    Just won one of these on Ebay and it's really good shape. trying to get the back open now to place film in it. Thanks for the story and what a big mama!
  3. justbeamensch justbeamensch, 2 years ago
    I've got one with serial no. 10047.

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