This is a folding medium format camera of a style that that was state of the art through the first half of the 20th century. When this camera was made in the early 1950s, the design was rather passé. By the end of the 1950s, folding cameras had disappeared from mainstream photography. The camera measuresContinue reading “Kershaw Eight-20 King Penguin.”
This is a very simple camera from Sida in Germany.
A folding, medium format camera from Germany from the 1950s.
A neat Bakelite camera from 1930s Britain.
So, Iloca cameras. These are not the best known brand of cameras but Iloca were quite prolific for some years. The Iloca cameras are clearly designed to a price but are quite well made given the price restriction. The 1954 British journal Photographic Almanac has this camera advertised as costing £15-3-6 plus £4-18-8 purchase taxContinue reading “Iloca Quick”
This is a late 1960s rangefinder camera from the German firm of Voigtländer – who were owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung. This camera very much resembles my Zeiss Ikon Contessa LKE although it has fewer features. The camera itself has the name Voigtländer on it in a couple of places but the instruction sheetContinue reading “Voigtländer Vitoret DR”
Rollei is a venerable name in photography. It was Rollei who invented the TLR concept with their Rolleiflex in 1929 (actually, Franke and Heidecke – Rollei was the brand name, not the maker). In the fullness of time, the original company ceased trading and the name ‘Rollei’ and the associated intellectual property rights got soldContinue reading “Rollei prego 125”
Zeiss Ikon was formed in 1926 by the amalgamation of Ica, Contessa-Nettal, Ernemann and C.P. Goerz. Initially, Zeiss Ikon caried on making all the cameras previously made by the constituent companies but in 1929, Zeiss Ikon rationalised production. Most of the old cameras were abandoned and a few new models introduced. Intitially, the flagship wasContinue reading “Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta”
A small, light, 35mm film camera made in Germany for a British company – RF Hunter.
Soviet Zarya camera based on the FED 2,