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Marcy's Brownie Flash 620 Camera Review:

 

    A nifty little metal camera. It takes eight 6x9 exposures on 620 film. There are "i" and "b" settings. On the side of the lens is a lever that activates a lens inside the fixed lens - a close up lens. It says this close up lens will focus 5 - 10 feet. Well, I tried it and it focused down to about eight or nine. This camera feels good to use. Negs are pretty much in focus, with neat edge distortion. There's a ring around the shutter button that rotates to lock the button to protect against accidental firing. This camera is full of interesting and unusual sounds. The film take up winder makes clicking noises and when the shutter button is depressed, the camera sounds like a motorcycle revving its engine outside your window at 3 AM.

Interestingly enough, there's a tripod mount on the bottom of the camera. So, you can attach it to a tripod and photograph that motorcycle at 3 AM.

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The fold-out thingy on the side. Fold it out to level the camera for portraits.

McKeown's PRICE GUIDE TO ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAMERAS 2001-2002 states, "Six-20 Flash Brownie Camera, Brownie Flash Six-20 Camera - 1940-54. Metal trapezoidal box camera, sold under both names. For 2 1/4"x3 1/4" on 620 film."

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