This Kodak Brownie Cresta II Camera is a simple workhorse Brownie model which uses 120 film and produces large 6cm X 6cm negatives. It can achieve impressive closeups with the built-in closeup lens. It also features a built in yellow filter. The Brownie Cresta II has a black moulded plastic body with cross-hatched ribbing, screw and pin flash contacts and an optical direct vision finder.
It is susceptible to camera shake because of it’s slow shutter speed, so a steady hand is needed. The fixed aperture is f/11 and shutter speed is 1/40. This popular UK-made camera was manufactured from 1956 until 1959.
This particular Brownie Cresta II has an old leather neck strap. It has been well used with a lot of use left in it. I’ve added a take-up spool so it’s ready to go with a roll of film.
The Brownie Camera Guy says:
Load it with some film, go out and use it…the Cresta II is what 50’s Brownie cameras are all about!