Seagull 104, 6cm x 6cm Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera with Built-in 75mm f/3.5 Lens.

Seagull
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About Seagull

• The Seagull Twin Lens Reflex Camera has many great features such as direct framing, so photographing a moving object is easier, and making multi-exposure pictures is a snap! Just push a button on the winding crank to disengage the film advance. A "B" setting allows for long exposures for low light photography or special effects. The self-timer with its 6 to 14 second delay allows you, the photographer to be in the picture with your friends. A hot shoe and a PC sync outlet for flash photography permits the use of both portable and studio flashes.

Summary of Customer Reviews

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Cheap (3)

Seagull Specifications

Camera Type
Medium Format TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) Camera
Format
6 x 6cm or 6 x 4.5cm (2-1/4" x 2-1/4" or 2-1/4" x 1-5/8")
Lens Mount
Built-in, Coated 75mm f/3.5 - f/22 Taking Lens with 3 Elements in 3 Groups and 75mm f/2.8 Viewing Lens; Equivalent to a 52mm lens in the 35mm format; Use of filters requires an optional 34 - 37mm step-up ring (or 39mm or larger, if preferred)
Viewfinder
Folding viewfinder hood with pop-up magnifier and fold-out sports finder is supplied as standard
Focus Type
Manual with rotating knob on camera body side; Minimum focusing distance is 1m (3.3ft)
Shutter /Release
Mechanical lens shutter; Shutter speeds 1 sec. to 1/300th and B; Shutter must be cocked as a separate procedure from film advance; Camera features separate shutter speed and aperture sliding levers
Release on camera body lower front; Accepts standard mechanical cable release
Flash sync
Flash synchronization possible at all shutter speeds; Standard PC connection for electronic flash connection on camera body lower front; Hot shoe on left side of body
Film Transport
Permanent manual film winding crank located on camera body side (Note: Advancing film in this camera does not cock the shutter)
Camera Back
Standard manual loading, match arrows, close back and wind to first frame (manual stop - frame number appears through window on camera back); Sliding switch on camera back to indicate 6 x 6 (12 frames) or 6 x 4.5cm (16 frames); Included 6x4.5cm mask must be installed to achieve 6x4.5 format.
Tripod Socket
1/4" x 20
Self Timer
Yes, approx. 6-14 seconds.
PC Terminal
Yes
Multiple Exposure
Possible by not advancing the film and re-shooting
Power Source
None
Dimensions
102 x 102 x 146mm (4.02 x 4.02 x 5.75")
Weight
902g (2lbs approx.)

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 4 customers

 
4.0

LoFi Update

By

from Santa Barbara, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I agree that this camera is cheaply constructed and my shutter finally froze while off-roading in Hawaii (lava is really craggy, who knew?) But I got a lot of enjoyment out of it and it broke the day after a wedding I went to so I got lucky. With any [*] stuff off the line, some works and some doesn't, but it's all cheap. I couldn't afford the well made bodies so this was a decent alternative. Now I know I want to save up for a better 6x7/6x6. If you already know you like medium format than buy something better.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

"Good for trashing film"

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from Bogota, Colombia  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I tried this camera for an ongoing art project that required lo-fi analog images. So far so good. The first one I tried came apart after 20 rolls shot. The second camera was doing well but after 10 rolls I noticed overexposure on some shots as well as a whole lotta shaking even when used at shutter speeds of 1/125 and 1/300. I had it checked and the shutter is simply non functional. And I really take care of my equipment nontheless its price. So after two cameras broken for no apparent reason, no, I wouldn't recommend this to a friend. Not even to my worst enemy.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Starter and LoFi Art

By

from Santa Barbara CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I took this to Greece, Turkey, Italy, Alaska, Canada, and many states in between. I'm thrilled I got some really great shots. It's very easy to learn on and it's all manual so no power or computer limiting you on double exposing. The high heat and humidity in the Med caused the grip to peel a bit in places but Super Glue fixed that. A leg broke off and caused a light leak, again Super Glue got that. The leak shots reminded me of my Holga and actually revived my LoFi Art of yesteryear. Due to the cheap price I didn't really worry about carrying this in the open, ready to shoot. People haven't seen a TLR in so long (or ever) so I got some funny reaction candids too. The lens it comes with is fine for most situations. It's not supposed to replace Zeiss but at the price it's fine for me. I should have bought the lens hoods (remember to buy two!) but cardboard adds more character to the LoFi experience. But I took some very nice shots with this, so it's not just for toy cam fans, it's the cheapest way to get into TLRs. Overall I'm very glad I got it. I've taken it all over the world twice now, including Alaska in winter and it just keeps shooting. It needs no power or a month in a padded room to learn it, get out and shoot, I say!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

excellent 6x6 entry level TLR

By

from Durban South Africa  -  40 years experience

Excellent value for money,the camera breaks the ice with people who are interested in this funny looking camera... The results are good,can enlarge to A3 format.

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