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Bantam F4.5

The Bantam F4.5 camera was manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co. from 1947 to 1948. It was a popular camera due to its ease of operation and compact size. It had a built-in flash synchronization for use with the Kodak Flashholder. The camera was constructed with an aluminum body covered in black morocco-grained Kodadur material. It was capable of capturing 1 x 1 /12 inch exposures on no. 828 "Bantam" film. It was originally fitted with a Special Kodak F4.5 coated anastigmat lens with stops down to f16. The body and cable release shutter provided speeds of 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, bulb and time. The camera measures 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches when folded and wieghs 9 ounces. The Bantam F4.5 camera was priced around $40.40 with an optional leather case for $5.50.

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