The Bedfordflex: “Simple to operate! Everyone can use it!”


I like this spiffy, little camera! Its a “double-lens reflex camera” . The Bedfordflex takes 12 images on 127 film. I bought it for eight bucks at a camera show. When I opened the box recently, something fell out and glanced off my foot. At first I couldn’t figure out what it was. Now I’m thinking it was that lens bezel. For the life of me I can’t find it. Anyway, it came with its box and instruction sheet. I’m glad I’ve got that instruction sheet as this camera has a “B” setting. Pretty complicated.

The super-intense instruction sheet.

Completely plastic, the camera is 2 1/2 inches wide and stands 6 inches high with its view finder open (4 1/2 inches folded). Its “Plasticion” lens says f8 speed 1/50 sec. Step two on the instruction sheets says to “Look into the viewfinder and what you can see in the ground glass is the exact image you take.” Ground glass? Ground glass?

Cool graphic on the “ground glass” cover!


…but the party is over here on the side! Check out the graphics on the film advance knobs.

The door lock on the bottom of the camera.

The results? Click on any image for a larger view:

Bedfordflex…heh, heh… reminds me of Bedford Falls. George Bailey… I was saving my money for a dee-vorce, if ever I get married!

It’s a Wonderful Life!