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Regula King at Transportation Museum 042811

Regula-Werk King KG of Germany made dozens of variations of this basic body style.
Most were cheap and primitive, a curious blend of plastic and chrome. They often carried name badges of other companies with whom Regula contracted as a supplier.
This particular example is rather generic, the name badge lost long ago. I even forget where and when I acquired it. But best estimate is that it was made about 1960.
Curious as to what sort of images it might make, I fed it a roll of freezer film, Fujicolor 200 a few years past expiration date, and took it to the Transportation Museum to give it a chance to prove itself.
The camera is very light and easy to hold, but the shutter is smooth and steady when released.
Focus distance was by guesstimation.
Exposure was aided with a small hand meter.
All exposures were hand held and with available light. The shot of the tail fin was indoors in a rather dark room; I used the slowest speed (1/30) with the aperture wide open at f:2.8.
I was generally pleased with the camera's performance.

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All images are 2011 E.J.Kowalski
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