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Filius-Kamera

Item is a black plastic camera, for 3 x 4 cm exposures on Bantam or Juka film and was a novelty camera marketed towards young amateur photographers. The actual image size is 32 x 40 mm. The camera includes a Meniscus f11/50mm lens.

Bauer C2-A Super

Item consists of a Bauer C2-A Super motion picture camera. It used super 8mm film, which was one of the most popular home movie format for around 20 years. It has a Bauer Vario 1:1.8/7.5-60mm zoom lens, a built-in type-A filter, and a pistol grip. It runs at 12, 18 or 24 fps. It has a through-the-lens focusing system.

Seneca View Camera

Item is a wooden, tailboard folding field view camera, for use with 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 inch) dry plates. Field cameras are view cameras that produce studio quality images but are designed to fold down to a more compact, portable size. The camera includes a Universal Rapid Lens, series E and glass plate holder.

Kodak Duaflex II

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 620 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder; it is a simple box camera design. The f8 lens has a 3 aperture settings.

Voigtlander Brilliant

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 120 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder used only to frame the view and not to focus.

Paxina I

Item is a basic medium format camera for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 120 film. Produced by Braun, this was an inexpensive Bakelite camera with a f7.7 75mm lens which allowed for focusing from 1 meter to infinity. The shutter allowed for 3 speeds (1/100, 1/30 and B). The basic design is similar to the box camera, with a more compact and rounded shape.

Gavaert Gevabox 6x9

Item is a Gevaert Gevabox 6x9 box camera that took 6x9 images on 120 film. It was manufactured by L. Gevaert & Cie, a Belgian company that merged with Agfa AG and Bayer AG in 1964. It has a rectangular metal body with chrome edges, a single-speed + B shutter, two waist-level viewfinders for landscape and portrait formats, and an f8 lens. The two dials on the bottom-front of the camera allow the photographer to choose between one of the three apertures, and between M and B.

Ensign Box Camera

Item is an Ensign rollfilm box camera that takes 3.25 x 2.25 inch exposures on 120 film. The camera has two viewfinders, three unlabelled aperture settings, and two shutter speeds.

Zeiss Box Tengor 54/2

Item consists of a box camera, for 5 x 7.5 cm exposures on 127 film. Model has two finder lenses placed horizontally across the top front side of the camera. The camera also has an extended hexagonal front plate around the lens with stops and closeup settings around it. There is a black enamel trim around the front end of the camera and a diamond shaped winding knob at the top right side.

Brilliant V6

Item consists of a plastic body box camera with a viewfinder. The camera includes a Voigtar 7.7/7.5cm lens and a compartment for the filter and extinction meter.

Minox III & matching light meter

Item is one of the smallest cameras the Minox company produced. The original model, designed by Walter Zapp for use while hiking, was made in 1937 in Riga Latvia. Minox subminiatures were used as spy cameras by Nazi spies in World War II, as well as Soviet and American agents during the Cold War. The camera has its original leather case, and matching light meter . Synchronized for flash with a complan 15mm f3.5 lens.

Coronet Midget camera

Item is a molded walnut Bakelite camera with cast metal hardware and dual lenses. The front metal plate is cast with "CORONET, MIDGET, 16 mm FILM, MADE BY THE CORONET CAMERA CO. BIRMINGHAM, BRITISH PATENTS APPLIED FOR, DESIGN REGISTERED." The Moroccan leather case has the company logo and "MADE IN ENGLAND" in gold letterpress.

Agfamatic camera kit

Item is a camera box set, complete with accessories. Orange and white cardboard box is printed with "AGFAMATIC 1a FULLY AUTOMATIC 35 mm CAMERA", a b&w illustration of the camera, and a contents list of "...camera, leather case, Tully flash with case, Agfachrome film, with processing." The camera is metal, plastic and glass. Around the lens is printed "AGFA COLOR - AGNAR 1 : 2.8 / 45" The leather case is printed with "MADE IN GERMANY" and comes with 2 straps. There is a paper box of Agfa ISU 135-36 Isopan Ultra film (exp. Feb 69), an Agfa metal film canister with exposed film inside, a box of 12 Sylvania flashbulbs, a leather and plastic-cased flash assembly, and 2 instruction pamphlets.

Leica 1 (A)

Item is a 35mm Leica camera. This pre-war model, produced from 1925 to 1930 was the first commercially produced Leica and the first mass produced 35mm camera of high quality. The non-interchangeable Leitz Elmar lens is f. 3.5 50mm with a focal plan shutter. The Leica company (a combination of the last name Leitz and the word Camera), had an unexpected role in WWII Germany; Ernst Leitz II, director of the Leica company from 1920 to 1956, began hiring young Jewish workers in his Wetzlar lens factory shortly after Adolf Hitler took control of Germany. The interns, an estimated 50 overall, were trained and sent to work in the company's New York offices, saving them from the Nazi regime's Anti-Jewish Legislation.

Leica Camera

Agfa Karat 36

Item consists of an early model of the Agfa Karat 36 35mm camera, also known as the Karomat 36. It has a Compur-Rapid 1-500 shutter, a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1:2/50mm lens, and an optical viewfinder with superimposed rangefinder. It was the first of the Agfa series of Karat cameras to move from Rapid cassettes to 35mm cartridge film. It strongly resembles the Karat 12, but features an accessory shoe, a rotating time exposure lock, and a film rewind knob instead of a depth of field dial.

Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

Braun Branette

Item consists of a Braun Nurnberg Branette 35mm camera, made in Germany. It features a Staeble-Kata 1:2.8/45mm lens and a Vero shutter with speeds 1/25 to 1/200 sec + B.

Braun

Ihagee Rulex camera

Item is an early folding plate camera with a Rulex triple anastigmat F13, 1:4 lens and an unmarked compound shutter. Includes both a brilliant viewfinder and optical direct finder.

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta (A) 531

Item is a high quality black leather-covered folding roll film camera, with a rangefinder of the rotating wedge type, gear coupled to front cell focusing lens. This camera has a chrome top. It has the normal lens - a Tessar 75 mm 1:3.5. and a Synchrop Compur shutter.

Leica iif

Item is a small, hand-held metal camera with black vulcanite cover on body. Summitar lens (f=5cm), strap and lens cap included.

Zeiss Ikon Contessa-35

Item is a folding 35mm rangefinder camera with built-in dual range and uncoupled exposure meter. Manufactured in the Zeiss Ikon AG factory in Stuttgart, Germany from 1953-1955, this model has a Synchro Compur lens. The model name, "Contessa" is inscribed in gold on the leather door covering, and round rangefinder window directly above lens. The camera has double exposure protection and the shutter will not fire unless camera has film and is advanced.

Minox daylight developing tank

This item is a daylight developing tank, manufactured by Minox and made of bakelite material. The tank comes with two rings to be used in the development of shorter 15 and 36 exposure lengths of film introduced in 1968 and 1969. The thermometer is no longer with the tank. The tank comes with original packaging.

Polavision Land Camera

This is a battery driven Super 8 instant movie camera. It took special super 8 film in a Polaroid cartidge that held about 42 minutes. The lens in a Polaroid F1.8/12.5 - 24mm manual zoom lens. It has two flood lights attached - Polavision TWI light.

Polaroid 1200si

The 1200si auto focus polaroid camera for instant photos. Silver body with black hand strap. Flash and tripod mount. Uses Spectra, 990, and 1200 film packs.

Polaroid Corporation

No. 3 Maxim

Item is a leather covered wooden box camera from the days of the first "Brownie" cameras. It uses No. 2A Brownie or No. 2 1/2 Ensign spool film for 6.5x11cm exposures on rollfilm. The camera has a single achromtic lens with a time and instantaneous shutter, two diaphragms, and two ground glass viewfinders.

Edixa 16

Item is a subminiature camera for 12 x 17 mm exposures on unperforated or single perforated 16 mm film in Super 16 cartridges. The camera has a coupled accessory lightmeter and a detachable metal chain. The item has a programmed shutter B, f2.8/30 to f22/150, and uses a Schneider Xenar f2.8/25 mm lens. This camera has the inscription " Wirgin Wiesbaden-West-Germany". All Edixa 16 cameras with this inscription were made by Frank Werk.

Tessina 35

Item is a subminiature camera for 14 x 21 mm exposures on 35 mm film in special cartridges. The camera is a side-by-side twin-lens reflex camera with one lens reflecting upward to the ground glass for viewing and the other lens, a Tessinon f2.8/25 mm, reflects the image down to the film which travels across the bottom of the camera. The shutter speed is 2-500 and the camera has a spring-motor advance for 5-8 frames per winding.

Exakta VX 500

Item is a 35 mm. film camera designed by Karl Nüchterlein and produced by the Ihagee Kamerawerk company in Dresden, Germany. The Exakta has interchangeable lenses, 1/30 - 1/60 Horz. Shutter and an Accura Diamatic 1:2.8 28mm lens attached.

Exakta Varex 500

Item is a postwar model camera, made in occupied East Germany. is possibly a variant of the VX 500 , but not exactly like it. The prism can be removed, shutter speeds are B, Flash, 1/30 to 1/500 sec, double flash sync contact at left side, lens is West German Schneider Zreuznach Xenon 50mm f1.9.

Ihagee Exakta RTL 1000

Item is the body of the Exacka model RTL 1000, missing the outer body and the lens. Used as a demonstration object to demonstrate inner working of a single lens reflex camera. The camera includes an Exakta bayonet mount, waist level viewfinder and leaf shutter.

Rolleiflex Grey Baby

Item is a knob-advance twin lens reflex camera for 4 x 4 cm exposures on 127 format film. More compact than other twin lens reflex cameras, with a smaller negatives, the Grey Body has a Xenar f3.5 lens with a Syncrho compur shutter. The camera comes in a gray leather case and is equipped with an ultra violet Waltz filter and a lens hood.

Rolleicord Model 1

Item is an inexpensive version of the classic Rolleiflex medium format, twin lens reflex camera with fewer features. Shot 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 film; adapters could be obtained to shoot with 35mm and sheet film. The lens is a Zeiss Triotar f 3.8, 7.5cm with a 28.5 filter screw mount.

Leica R4

Item is a small hand held 35mm camera with metal and black vulcanite case. Two large metal rings attached on either side for a strap (not included). No lens included.

Kodak Retina Ia

Item is a manual focus, folding 35mm camera with Synchro-Compur lens. Made in Germany. An instruction book is included. Made in Germany at Kodak AG.

Baldinette

Item is a 35 mm camera, similar in design to the Kodak Retinette model. Lens is a Baldanar 50 mm f3.5 with a Pronto shutter. The camera has an uncoupled rangefinder called Mess-Baldinette, with a coupled rangefinder called Super-Baldinette. It also has a built in self-timer.

Balda-Werk

Kodak Retina I Type 148

Item is a 35mm camera with satin chrome finish and chrome plated control surfaces. This model has polished aluminum edges, which were changed to black lacquer in later production. The camera has smaller exposure counter that is located closer to viewfinder housing than earlier models, with separate threaded cable release socket. Double exposure prevention mechanism present. Body serial number for this model always ends with a capital K. Lens is an Anastigmat Ektar f3.5/5 cm Compur Rapid.

Zeiss Ikon Tenax I

Item is a simple camera for 50 exposures ( 24x24mm ) on regular 35mm film . It was built 1939 t0 1941, the low serial No indicates a small production of this camera , possibly because of the war.
The foldable lever transported the film and cocked the Compur shutter.
The lens is a non exchangeable Zeiss Novar Anastigmat 1:3.5 with a focal length of 35mm. The Viewfinder is a simple Newton finder , it is folded onto the body Focusing by front lens in a simple helical mounting.

Kodak Retina Ib

Item consists of a Kodak Retina Ib. It is a 35mm film folding viewfinder camera that used daylight loading cartridges. Like most other cameras in the Kodak Retina series, the Ib was made in Germany by Kodak AG. It was introduced at the 1954 Photokina and featured the fast Synchro-Compur shutter with a light-value setting mode. It has a Retina-Xenar f:2.8/50mm Schneider-Kreuznach lens and a metal body.

Kodak A.G.

J. Lizars Challenge camera

Item is a luxury wood and brass, self casing folding plate camera with red bellows. Front plate has full tilt, shift and swivel capabilities. Equipped with a 10 1/4 in F 11 Ross lens. Serial # 90191.

Bentzin Primar folding camera

Item is an compact double extension folding plate or sheet film camera for 9 x 12 cm (3.5" x 4.75"). Lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 1 :4,5 f : 13.5cm with a Compur shutter (1 to 1/200th). The camera has both a brilliant viewfinder and a sports-finder.

Paterson miro focuser

Item is a device to focus an image on the easel of an photographic enlarger before exposing the paper. It consists of a magnifier and an optical tube to look down and to see a portion of the projected image. One places the unit on the enlarging easel and adjusts the enlarger focus knob, until fine detail such as grain comes into focus. This ensures a properly focused image. The locking screw for securing the ocular in place is missing.

Carl Zeiss S-Planar 1:2.8 60mm

Item is a lens composed of 6 elements in 4 groups with a picture angle of 39 degrees. The distance scale is graduated in meters and feet up to 0.6 m and 2 feet. The aperture scale is 2.8 to 22 with a fully automatic aperture diaphragm. The lens is manufactured by Kyocera Corporation under the Contax brand name.

Minox B

Item is a sub-miniature camera with a built in meter for 8 x 11 mm exposures on 9.5 mm film in special cassettes. The camera has a Complan f3.5/15 mm lens. Made in Wetzlar Germany.

Fed CTEPEO stereo camera

Item is a 35mm stereo camera with CdS metering. Manual or automatic exposure. 24 x 29mm images. Industar-81 F2.8/38mm lenses. Comes with leather pouch, sun shades, small parts, and hard plastic case.

Ikoflex II camera

Item is a medium format twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format roll film, produced by Zeiss Ikon. Model number 252/16 stamped underneath. Lens is a Triotar 75mm, f3.5 with a compur 1 to 1/300 shutter.

Foth-Flex II

Item is a medium format, twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format film. Lens is an Anistigmant 75mm, F2.5 with a cloth focal plane shutter (speeds from 2 second to 1/500th). This model of camera was available in both left and right-handed models.

Baldamatic

Item is a 35mm camera with rapid-wind key on base. It has a coupled selenium light meter. Lens is a Baldanar F2.8 45mm with a Prontomat shutter. Automatic exposure is regulated with shutter speeds from 1/30th - 1/300th of a second.

Balda-Werk

Contaflex II

Item is a 35mm, single lens reflex camera manufactured by the Zeiss Ikon Company. This model, introduced in 1954, has a Tessar 45mm f2.8 lens and synchro-compur leaf shutter. The camera has a built-in, uncoupled selenium exposure meter and a telephoto lens attachment that slides over the original lens (Teleskop 1.7 x NR 2507248).

Baldessa 1A

Item is a small 35 mm camera with an ISCO colour Westanar lens 1:2.8, F45mm. It has a Prontor shutter coupled with light meter, a distance meter for manual focusing.

Balda-Werk

Zeiss Ikon Contina-matic II

Item is a non-folding camera with a coupled selenium meter. Has an uncovered beehive selenium cell on the front. It has a fixed Pantar F2.8 45mm lens.

Voigtlander Vito II

Item is a 35 mm folding camera that has an accessory shoe attached. Comes with "color Skopar" F3.5/50 mm lens and a Prontor-S shutter.

Voigtländer

Kodak Retina IIa type 016

Item consists of a Kodak Retina IIa, type 016. It is a later model, with a Kodak Synchro-Compur shutter and a Retina-Xenon f:2/50mm Schneider-Kreuznach lens. It also features a range finder. As opposed to the film advanced knob on top of the camera and depth-of-field scale wheel found on the bottom of the Retina IIa type 150, this camera, type 016, has a film advance lever and no depth-of-field scale.

Kodak A.G.

Kodak Retina I type 126

Item consists of a Kodak Retina I, model 126. This camera is a 35mm, folding camera, and was one of the first models, along with similar model 119, of the Retina I to be introduced my Kodak AG, the German branch of the Eastman Kodak Company. The 126 model differs from the 119 only by it's chrome trim. The Retinas were the first cameras introduced by Kodak to use 35mm format film. The item has a Kodak Anastigmat 1:3.5 f=5cms lens and a Kodak Compur-Rapid leaf shutter with speeds 1-1/500 + T and B.

Kodak A.G.

Kodak Retina (type 118)

Item is a 35mm camera with a black lacquer finish and nickel plated control surfaces.The camera features a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar f3.5/50 mm lens and a Kodak Compur shutter. This model type of Retina camera moved the film advance release lever to the rear of the top housing next to the viewfinder.

Retina III C

Item is a 35 mm camera featuring a Retina-Xenon c f2.0/50 mm lens and a Synchro-Compur shutter. The case is attached through a metal screw in the bottom of the camera.

Baby Hawkeye

Item is a small box camera for 4 x 6.5 cm (1.57" x 2.55") exposures on 127 format roll film. Manufactured in England circa 1936, the camera is an all-metal box with a unidentified lens and a simple Kodak shutter. It has a simple wire viewfinder.

Box Ensign 2 1/4 B

Item consists of a sheet film wooden and cardboard box camera with black leatherette covering, for 3.25" x 2.25" negatives. The camera has a rear opening door for loading and a folding wire frame finder and uses an achromatic meniscus lens with an everset shutter and a periscopic lens in the everset shutter. The camera has dual reflex finders.

Agfa Standard Type 254

Item is a folding roll film camera for 6 x 9 cm. exposures. Equipped with a brillant and optic viewfinders and Agfa-Anastigmat, 4.5/10.5 cm lens.

Foka, folding camera

Item consists of a Foka folding camera with a F. Deckel-Munchen leaf shutter and a Rodenstock Trinar Anastigmat 1:4.5 f=10.5cm lens. The maker of the shutter, F. Deckel, was a German company based in Munich. The Foka cameras were imported from Germany by a Dutch photo and film equipment dealer from the Balda factory in Dresden.

Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle

Item consists of a Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle, a rigid-bodied binocular camera. One lens is for viewing and the other is for taking single exposures. This jumelle-type camera is not a stereo camera. The magazine holds 12 plates that are 4.5 x 6 cm or 6.5 x 9 cm in size. There is also a rare stereo version of this camera.

Kodak Recomar 18

Item is a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" compact folding plate camera. It was produced in Kodak's Stuttgart plant, along with the larger Recomar 33 during the 1930s. Designed to be used with plates or sheet film, it is an angular camera featuring black leather and metal casing, black leather bellows and metal clasps and slides. Equipped with Schneider lens.

Kodak A.G.

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