Coronet Rex Folding
|Image Size||:||2¼ x 3¼|
|Focus Type||:||Two position|
|Focal Range||:||9ft and 'View'|
|Shutter Type||:||Everset leaf|
|Shutter Speeds||:||T (bulb), I*(1/40s)|
|Size Open(w x h x d)||:||75 x 158 x 125 mm|
|Size Closed(w x h x d)||:||75 x 158 x 32 mm|
|* Measured on this camera|
Art Deco Credentials
Noteworthy: Worth giving special attention
- Produced during the main Art Deco period.
- Geometric pattern on shutter plate.
- Chrome used on struts.
- Embossed linear pattern on covering
- Raised line and diamond pattern on sides
- Chrome table stand
- Chrome winder knob
- Chrome film door latch.
- Chrome bellows rails
- Chrome on focus spring catch
The Coronet Rex 6×9cm folding camera offers similar features to the Rex box cameras but it can be folded away to fit in a pocket. It has a meniscus lens and a simple shutter with time and instant mode. The shutter release button is mounted on the side of the lens barrel. Film advance is via a film advance knob and is indicated by a red window. Film advance is not coupled to the shutter allowing double exposure. It has a brilliant viewfinder which swivels so it can be used for both portrait and landscape views. When the bellows are pulled out, two focus settings are possible. There are two snap-in positions for the focus marked "9ft" and "VIEW". Tripod sockets are not provided
How to Use
This camera takes 120 film which is widely available.
The aperture is fixed at f/13. The measured speed on this camera was 1/40s. As the shutter speed is only 1/40s, it is advisable to hold it against a wall or other solid object. For quick snapshots, hold it firmly against your body.
The table shows how this camera will perform using ISO 100/125 film. It is based on the 'Sunny 16' rule. Modern film is so forgiving and will produce acceptable results even when overexposed by 2 or 3 stops or underexposed by 1 stop.
The tables assume that the sun is at least 30 degrees above the horizon - that's 10am - 5pm on a summers day (May-August) in the UK.
Remember that the exposure guide in the manual may not be helpful as it is based on the use of old film with a low ISO value.
Using ISO 100/125 film - shutter speed 1/40s
|Weather Conditions||Shadow Detail||Aperture||Exposure|
with sharp edges
|Slight Overcast||Soft around edges||f/13||+½ Stop|
|Overcast||Barely visible||f/13||-½ Stop|
|Heavy Overcast||None||f/13||-1½ Stops|