SoPerfect Images and The Camera Shop are pleased to share their Camera of the Month.
Film testing an Ensign 820 Selfix
This camera came into the shop recently from a customer who was selling his
dads camera collection. The camera came in, in excellent condition and was
still in its original box with its instructions.
In 1952 this camera was priced at £29 4s. A quick conversion makes this
about £827 in today’s money.
The Ensign 820 is a 1950’s medium format folding camera that can shoot
twelve 6x6cm or eight 6x9cm sized photos on 120 roll film.
Ensign produced some of the best medium format cameras, but by the end of
the 1950’s more people were using 35mm cameras and Ensign had not
moved with the times. They never made any 35mm cameras and by 1961 had
This is the first time this camera has been used in many years and everything
worked as it should. Russell used a roll of Ilford Delta 400 film and went for the
6x9cm sized photos
Call in and see The Camera Shop in New Street on the Barbican, or check out www.soperfectimages.co.uk for their latest camera arrivals, photography projects and workshops.
Please enjoy the photos and Russell looks forward to seeing you for all your film photography needs.