Mansfield Skylark - Non-working Rangefinder


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The best little camera that no one's heard of!

The 1961 Mansfield Skylark was a slightly modified Palmat Automatic by Yamato Optical Co.This last Skylark was an fixed-focus automatic-exposure viewfinder camera with coupled selenium meter, Mantar or Luminor 40mm / f4 lens, shutter speeds B, 1/10s to 1/200s. It does not take a battery, its selenium meter was driven by light alone. Exposure compensation was set by a lever on the numbered scale on the lens, based on an ASA/DIN film guide inset on the camera’s lift-off back. This was the only Skylark that was actually engraved with “Mansfield” as well as the “MI” crest logo seen on the earlier versions.

This camera is in good condition for display but sadly does not function. The internal shutter mechanism has been tinkered with and it appears that a few key pieces within the shutter mechanism are missing or broken. Would still make a great shelf piece, or some of the internal parts could be repurposed.

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