Are Seagull cameras good?

Based on the iconic Rolleiflex Twin-Lens Reflex camera, the Seagull TLR offers excellent quality at an affordable price. The Seagull Twin-Lens Reflex camera is created by the Shanghai General Camera factory, whose experience with producing twin-lens cameras go way back in 1959.

What does TLR stand for camera?

twin lens reflex
Many things. To start, TLR stands for twin lens reflex. “Twin” because there are two lenses. And reflex means that the photographer looks through the lens to view the reflected image of an object or scene on the focusing screen. Photographers also look through SLRs, or single lens reflex cameras.

Are seagulls cameras?

Seagull is the oldest camera maker in China. The product line of Seagull includes TLR cameras, SLR cameras, folding cameras, CCD and SLR camera lenses, large-format cameras, film, night vision scopes, and angle viewfinders. Seagull’s cameras usually use basic, time-tested mechanical designs that require no batteries.

What is medium format in photography?

In photography, medium format simply refers to a camera that has a larger sensor than a 35mm (24x36mm), or full frame DSLR camera.

What is the difference between SLR and TLR camera?

What is the difference between SLR and TLR? The SLR has one lens, and the TLR has two. A 35mm SLR uses 35mm film, a TLR uses medium format film called 120 roll film. SLRs typically have interchangeable lenses, TLR lenses are typically fixed.

Why is medium format called 120?

120 film is so named because it was the 20th daylight-loading roll film on flanged spools that Kodak produced. It’s a numbering standard that began with 101 and continued on until we reached 120, which “survived the test of time and is the only medium format film still being produced today.”

Is the Seagull 4A camera any good?

The Seagull 4A is such a pleasant little camera to use. It is small, compact, has a great lens that delivers some really outstanding shots. The only limitation to the shots you can get with this camera is the slow shutter speeds and your own eye. This is a basic camera that doesn’t hold your hand but delivers images based on your own skill.

How is the build quality of the Seagull 4A-109?

The build quality alone far exceeds the Seagull’s new 4A-109; and this is a camera that was built in 1951. Feels solid, yet light, and sounds and feels like everything works as they should, except for the scratched-up mirror that is screaming for a replacement. I will post my test results of this camera back here shortly.

How does The Seagull 4A compare to the Yashica Mat 124G?

The viewfinder on the Seagull 4A is clearly brighter than the viewfinder on the Yashica Mat 124G that I use in the past. It is brighter, easier to focus with and the image in the viewfinder just seems to be crisper. The viewfinder in the Seagull makes focusing on the TLR camera much easier than the Yashica Mat 124G camera.