Beacon 225

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  1. Dany

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    This Beacon 225 is difficult to find as a package with its dedicated flash unit and leather case (I mean in Europe at least). So when I saw this one on a vintage camera fair I did not hesitate.
    Whitehouse Products Inc- Beacon Two Twenty five small 011.jpg

    Whitehouse Products Inc- Beacon Two Twenty five small 008.jpg

    Now It is on my shelves, nearby an other smaller Beacon which needs a flash unit still to be found.

    Whitehouse Products Inc- Beacon Two Twenty five small 002.jpg

    Daniel


     
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    cool.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Ditto....very cool.
     
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    Nice one! Didn't know the 225 has a flash.
     
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    That flash looks like it means business.
     
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    Yeah, that is loaded with what looks to be one heck of a bulb.
     
  7. Dany

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    Regarding the model name, "Two twenty five" was the size expressed in inches of the negative obtained with the camera (6x6 cm).
    Scarce colored version of the 225 existed.
     
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    Nice. I've seen Beacons but not with a flash - that's a beauty.
     
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    That flash looks like the reason people are afraid to use flash with newborns. That thing looks like it could compete with the sun.
     
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    That flash looks like it would start a fire at anything less than 10 ft.
    Beacon not too shabby for a single element lens, mine leaks light a bit, also hard to hold still when pushing the shutter button.

    Take it out for a drive Dany,
    Handled carefully, comes up with this..
    img127eds.jpg
     
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    Nice shot. Do you have something shot in full sun ?
     
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    Have one in mostly full sun but shot into the shady woods. I'll post it in your lo-fi thread.
     
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