KODAK Flash Bantam
A Compact Fine Picture Taker
Eastman Kodak 828 film Compact camera. The 828 film with backing paper can take 8 exposures 28x40mm(1 1/8 x 1 1/2in) for full frame. There is also a famous Bantam Special Camera for this size, but it is expensive today, in spite of no film being supplied now. The Flash Bantam is a simple mechanical camera though the lens equipped is a top grade coated 4 element 3 group Anastar F4.5 48mm. It is smaller than any Kodak 35mm cameras of those years. The exposures size is 30% bigger than a 35mm camera. Simple, compact, but it is a fine picture taker.
Flash Bantam Specifications Maker Eastman Kodak U.S.A. C.A. 1947-53 Film 828 (28x40mm) 8 Exp. Focus front cell rotating Range Finder Non View Finder Galillei Lens Anastar 48mm F4.5(3 Ele $ Grp)
Min. Aperture stop F16
Shutter Kodak Flash Bantam B,T,1/25-1/200sec
Kodak Synchro term.
Closest focus 2.5 feet Camera size 117x65x40mm 350‚‡
A sample Photo by Kodak Flash Bantam Kodak Anastar 48mm F4.5
Used 35mm Film with paper(Home made film)
f11 1/200sec, Nov 6 1998