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Seagull 109, 6cm x 6cm Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera with Built-in 75mm f/3.5 Lens & Shutter/Aperture Window in Front of Viewfinder.

SKU: ZZS109 MFR: 4A109
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About this item

This camera is a step up from the 4A-107. For the first time in Seagull's history of Twin Lens Reflex Cameras, the photographer doesn't have to look away from his or her subject in order to adjust the aperture or the shutter speed on the camera. On the other models, you have to turn the camera towards you and change the speeds or aperture by looking at the front taking lens. This is where the controls are. On the 4A-109 camera, there are 2 knobs; one for the shutter speed and one for the aperture, these are located so that you can turn them as you are looking through the viewfinder. There is a small window directly in front of the viewfinder that allows you to view these settings so that you can see the changes as you turn the knobs. This a major improvement which every photographer will enjoy.

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Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Simple controls (4) , Easy to use (3) , Quiet (3) , Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Fun (3) , Landscape/scenery (3) , Portraits (3) , Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (3) , Casual photographer (1) , Enthusiast (1) , Semi-professional (1)

Technical Specs

Camera Type Medium Format TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) Camera
Format 6 x 6cm
Lens Mount Built-in Seagull 75mm f/3.5 lens (f/3.5-22), 4-element lens/4groups; (NOTE: Camera features brighter 75mm f/2.8 viewing lens; 3 elements in 3 groups); 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; Full field precision wedge surrounded by a Fresnel ground lens
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 1/500th and B with "X" flash contact at all shutter speeds; Separate shutter cocking lever; Shutter release lock; Camera features separate shutter speed and aperture sliding levers; (NOTE: This camera differs from the less expensive Seagull 104 in that advancing the film simultaneously cocks the shutter)
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 with "X" sync at all shutter speeds plus synch cord socket
Film Transport Permanent manual film winding crank located on camera body side; Self-storing winding crank advances film and cocks shutter simultaneously; Self-stop. (Note: Advancing film in this camera cocks the shutter)
Camera Back Standard manual loading, match arrows, close back and wind to first frame; Frame counter located in side window.
Tripod Socket 1/4"
Self Timer Yes, 6-14 second delay
PC Terminal Yes
Multiple Exposure Yes, with switch
Power Source None
Dimensions 140 x 95 x 101.6mm (5.5 x 3.75 x 4") (HDW)
Weight 997g (2.2 lbs.)
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