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The Tanit is a small cast metal camera taking 3x4cm exposures on 127 film[1]. It was made in Italy by Ferrania, c.1955. The name may come from a Phoenician goddess of war and fertility[2].

The Tanit has a simple I/B everset shutter with flash synchronisation via a PC socket. This houses a focusing lens with no focal-length or aperture markings. Strap lugs at either end slide downwards to release the back. The back has two red windows to accommodate the 127 half-frame format. The viewfinder has a portrait format rectangular window window above the lens, but a square eyepiece on the back, which is minuscule - not much over 3mm across.


  1. McKeown 12th ed. p292
  2. Tanit on Wikipedia


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