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MKII CAMERA

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The European View-Master MKII camera was produced by Regula-Werk King KG, of Bad Liebenzell, located in the Black Forest region of Germany, from around 1962. There are several variations to be found. Differences can be found in logos, lenses  knob types, upper body shape, metal finish and other various parts.

The MKII had fixed focus lenses and a continuously adjustable aperture range from f/2.8 to f/22 with an image window separation of 65.5mm. The exposure was set by matching one of four symbols (sunny, bright, cloudy, dull)  representing different light conditions, in the appropriate window for the overall light level.  On the underside of the camera was an exposure counter which went up to 79 shots and there was a flash shoe on the top with a socket for a flash synchronisation cable. The weight of the camera, not in it's case was 595 grams.

 

 
 


Opening the back of the camera reveals the unusual diagonal film carriage.

Examples of two different styles of top plate that were used

Two very differently styled release levers.

Some cameras had Rodenstock Trinor lenses and these are generally accepted as being the best lenses used for this model.

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