This camera is one of the cheaper models with plastic body, nevertheless it has a glass lens, not plastic as the cheapest models
The features common to all Pack 100 folding cameras:
Pull-out front standard with scissor strut design. Removable hinged plastic cover protects entire front of camera when camera is not in use.
Unit focus; focus is controlled by pushing on either side of a sliding
arm located near the base of the bellows struts. Shutter must be manually cocked, shutter release is on top of camera body. PC socket for flash (Model 360 excepted), flashgun is clipped to the top of the camera.
Features of the 430 model:
Lens: 114mm f/8.8 3-element glass Shutter: Electronic; 10 seconds - 1/1200 Only has settings for films speeds of 75 and 3000 ASA. Lacks "scene selector"; lens aperture at 3000 ASA is fixed at f/42. Built-in mechanical development timer Leather carrying strap Has simpler, rigid viewfinder with "image sizer" distance estimator instead of rangefinder.
manual focus scale is also visible in the finder. Finder has projected
framelines and automatic parallax compensation. The distance
estimator device featured on this and a few other low-end folding pack
cameras is not a true rangefinder, but can be used as a focusing aid
for portrait work. Superimposed in the viewfinder are two horizontal
lines. One of these lines shifts up and down as the camera is focused,
while the other remains stationary. The photographer is supposed to
adjust the focus so that the subject's head fits just between the two
lines. The non-stationary line in the finder also has a pointer at one
end which indicates the focus distance (in feet) along a scale.
400 series cameras similar to the equivalent 300 series models except
for a new flash system using a new flashgun (#490) which couples to the
focusing mechanism of the camera. This new flashgun uses Hi-Power
flashcubes, hard to find, whereas the old #268 flash for the earlier
cameras used M3 flashbulbs instead. These two flashguns are not
interchangable with each other.