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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

Optima 500

Item is a Agfa Optima 500 35mm camera. The camera introduced a new body for the Optima, similar to the Agfa Silette Record of 1963, containing a selenium meter, rapid-wind level on bottom, a shutter release on lens barrel, and a red-green signal in bright-frame finder. This item features a Color-Apotar f2.8/45 mm lens, an automatic programmed Compur shutter f2.8/30 to f22/500, and a square shutter release.

Kodak Retina I (Type 010)

Item is a Kodak Retina 35mm camera with the serial number EK186290. The EK prefix symbolizes that this camera was a USA import. It features a Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenar f3.5/50 mm lens and a Compur-Rapid shutter. This camera is quite similar to the pre-war Retina 1 (Type 148) but the focusing ring lacks the milled edge and the exposure counter indicator arrow is located at the front of the top housing rather than at the mid-housing position.

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.

Exakta VXIIa

Item is a 35mm camera, the first with interchangeable bayonet-mount lenses. This one has a Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58 lens (serial A# 5545070).

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.

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

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.

Contax II

Item is a 35mm camera with satin chrome finish on top and trim. Winding and speed setting on top right, shutter speeds to 1/1250, and rangefinder and viewfinder windows combined. Lens is a Sonnar 50mm, 1:2.

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.

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

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 Ia

Item consists of a Kodak Retina Ia. It is a folding camera that uses 35mm film and was manufactured by Kodak AG in Germany from 1951-1954. It is a revision of the Kodak Retina I, featuring a rapid winding lever and a film glide roller on the back door. It has an optical viewfinder, no rangefinder, a synchro-compur M-X flash synch, and a Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenar f:3.5/50mm lens. It was later superseded by the Kodak Retina Ib in 1954.

Kodak A.G.

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 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.

Voigtländer Vito BL

Item consists of a Voigtländer Vito BL 35mm viewfinder camera. It has a Voigtländer Color-Skopar 1:3.5/50mm lens and a Prontor-SVS leaf shutter. It is similar to the Vito B, but features a built-in exposure meter.

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.

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.

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

Polaroid Colorpack 80

Item is manual focus camera for use with Polaroid proprietary Colorpack film. Uses flash cubes.

Polaroid Corporation

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

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.

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.

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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