Medium Format Bencini

Originally built in Milan Italy sometime in the early 1950’s, it takes a 120 roll of film. According to the information on the front it is fixed at F11 and has one shutter speed of 1/30. The only other option is bulb mode by pulling out a little tag the shutter stays open for as long as you hold your finger on the shutter release.

There is a basic focus ring that is in feet from 6″ to infinity and as this is a viewfinder camera this has to be guessed. But with F11 the DOF is not going to be that small so an in the ballpark guess should suffice.

The images below were taken on this camera, developed by myself then scanned in to a computer. 

I made a blog post about this camera last year click here to see it.