Mandel PDQ Model H

This interesting camera caught my eye while perusing my copy of McKeown’s a.k.a. My Wishlist. The idea of a paper direct positive camera is appealing to me as another aspect of the hobby.

It consists of a wooden box camera and developing tank that attaches to the bottom. When a picture is taken, the paper is advanced and a guillotine cuts the exposed portion which drops into the tank for development.

Make PDQ Camera Company
Model Mandel
Year 1935 – 1955
Format 2.5″x3.5″ Direct Positive Paper
Shutter Prontor-S
Speed B, 1- 1/250
Lens E. Ludwig Meritar
f4.5 105mm
Focus 0.9m – ∞
Aperture f4.5 to 16
Light Meter No
Rangefinder No


An add for a similar camera:

Mandel Camera

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