The 4.5 x 6 “Filma”: from Bencini to Ferrania, a great little camera

A little camera with great style attached, the 4.5 x 6 “Filma” was invented by Antonio Bencini in 1935.

In the 1920s, the Tuscan photographer had learned to repair cameras during the Great War, and founded Fiamma in Florence.

Later, once he moved to Turin, he founded another camera manufacturer called “Filma”, for which he created this interesting model.

In 1937, when Bencini was acquired by Ferrania, the bizarre camera in printed metal sheet was kept in production under the new brand.


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