Georges Paris Gap
|Image Size||:||2¼ x 3¼ in|
|Focus Range||:||10ft to inf|
|Shutter Speeds||:||B,I*(1/50 sec)|
|Size (w x h x d)||:||88 x 105 x 135 mm|
|* Measured on this camera|
Art Deco Credentials
Acceptable: Modest and restricted
- Produced after the main Art Deco period;
- Geometric Art Deco front panel in chrome;
- Symmetrical face;
- Chrome viewfinder surrounds
- Chrome winder;
- Real leather strap.
The Georges Paris Gap Camera is a box-type camera manufactured in 1947. The facade has a symmetrical octanonal geometric pattern in chrome. The metal body is covered in black leatherette but it has a real leather handle. It has two reflecting brilliant finders. It features a chrome winder. It is fixed focus with a B/I shutter. It has a shutter release lock.
How to Use
This camera takes 120 film which is easily available from photographic outlets.
As the shutter speed is only 1/50s, it is advisable to hold it against a wall or other solid object to get shake free shots. There are no tripod sockets. For quick snapshots, hold it firmly against your body.
If you don't want to bother with an exposure meter, follow the guide shown. It is based on the 'Sunny 16' rule. 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 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 film - shutter speed 1/50s
|Weather Conditions||Shadow Detail||Aperture||Exposure|
with sharp edges
|Slight Overcast||Soft around edges||f/16||Good|
|Overcast||Barely visible||f/16||-1 Stop|
|Heavy Overcast||None||f/16||-2 Stops|