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6 X 6 with uncoupled rangefinder. Made in England by Agilux, Ltd. in the 1950s.
Agilux Anastigmat 75/4.5 lens. This one is in near-mint condition.
Ensign Commando. 6 X 6 on 120 with coupled rangefinder made by
Houghton in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Originally produced during WWII
for military use to replace the unavailable Zeiss Super Ikonta Bs, which it
has an obvious resemblance to. It's different in many details, including the
fact that, like the Mamiya 6, it focuses by moving the film plane.
Kodak Duo 620 Series II. Made by Kodak Germany (Nagel) in the
1930s. A very nicely made camera resembling the 35mm Retinas. Too bad it takes
the almost unavailable 620 film.
Kodak Regent. A relatively uncommon 6 X 9 on 620 camera with coupled
rangefinder, unit focusing, and Xenar lens. Made by Kodak Germany in the 1930s.
Folds into a very smooth art-deco-ish package.
6 X 6 folder by Kochmann, Dresden. Late 1930s. Takes 120 roll film, has interesting
frame counter visible on back, strut-folding front and fold-up square viewfinder.
An unusual design and quite well made.
Kuribayashi (later Petri) Karoron. Early 1950s, 4.5 X 6 cm on
120 roll film. Scale focusing camera, one of many in this size that was very
popular in the 1930s-50s.
Kuribayashi Petri Semi. Made in 1948, 4.5 X 6 on 120. Has some
odd features, such as the very small "brilliant" style finder at the
far left of the top plate, the pop-up optical finder (shown popped-up), and
6. Postwar 6 X 6 folder with flash synch and coated Olympus Zuiko lens. Coupled
rangefinder, focuses by moving film plane in and out.
Minolta Semi IIIa. Made in the late 1940s or early 1950s by Minolta
for 4.5 X 6 on 120. Has coated Rokkor lens in Konan shutter.
Olympus Chrome Six IIIa. Early 1950s folder by Olympus. Very solidly built,
with Zuiko f 3.5 lens.
Taisei Koki Welmy Six. Early 1950s 6 X 6 on 120. Interesting feature
of this camera is dual viewfinders; a normal optical finder with a 90 degree
finder next to it, which you look through by looking down into the top plate.
This is often described as a "waist-level" finder, but unlike the
usual "brilliant" finder, the image is upside down. I suspect it's
actually a finder for sneaky right angle shots, as when you look through it
with the camera turned on its side, the image is right side up, though reversed.
Voigtlander Bessa RF. Made in the 1930s, with Skopar 105/3.5 normal
lens and coupled rangefinder. 6 X 9 cm images on 120 roll film. The predecessor
of the Bessa II shown below, but quite different in many respects. The object
below the lens is a built-in orange filter that swings into and out of position
over the lens.
Voigtlander Bessa II. 1950s coupled rangefinder, coated Color-Skopar 105/3.5
lens in Synchro-Compur shutter. 6 X 9 cm images on 120 rollfilm.
Perkeo E. Made in the 1950s. Color-Skopar lens, uncoupled rangefinder. For some
reason, this near-top-of range 6 X 6 on 120 folder has a Prontor shutter, and
of course on this camera it sticks at low speeds, as Prontor shutters almost
always do when they get old.
Welta Weltur. This one is for 6 X 6 on 120; they also came in
convertible 6 X 6/4.5 X 6 and 6 X 9 models. Made in the 1930s in Germany by
Welta. Coupled rangefinder, unit-focusing Zeiss Tessar 80/2.8 lens. A high-quality
camera capable of excellent results.
Zeiss Ikon Ikonta A, catalog number 520. Early 1930s, with Tessar
75/4.5 lens. 4.5 X 6 on 120. Extremely compact but hard to use with modern film
as it has 2 red windows and one tends to allow light to strike the edges of
Ikon Ikonta B, catalog number 520/16. takes 6 X 6 exposures on 120 rollfilm.
Prewar model with Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar in Compur. This one has a small brass
plate on the backj that says "made for China" in Chinese characters.
Zeiss Ikon Ikonta B, catalog number 521/16. 6 X 6 on 120 film, with 75/3.5 uncoated
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar in Compur shutter. Double exposure prevention is a big
advance over model 520. Probably made in 1937, the first year of production
for this model.
Zeiss Ikon Ikonta B 524/16 (Mess-Ikonta). Uncoupled rangefinder, coated Zeiss-Opton
Tessar 75/3.5 in Synchro-Compur shutter. Made in the early to mid 1950s by Zeiss
Zeiss Ikon Nettax 6 X 6 folder. Made in the mid to late 1950s by Zeiss Ikon,
Stuttgart. Coated 75/3.5 Novar lens in Pronto shutter. Built-in uncoupled selenium
light meter. There seems to be some confusion about the Zeiss catalog number
for these; apparently it was officially 513/16, but mine, and at least one other
I know of, say 534/16 on the back, which is the catalog number of the Super
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta III, 531/16. Late 1950s, from Zeiss Ikon, Stuttgart.
6 X 6 on 120, with coupled rangefinder and 75/3.5 coated Zeiss-Opton tessar
in Synchro-Compur shutter. Still a very nice picture taker.
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta IV, 534/16. Late 1950s to very early 1960s. Coupled
rangefinder, built-in uncoupled selenium light meter, 75/3.5 Zeiss Tessar lens
in Synchro-Compur shutter. A beautiful, light, portable picture taker.
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta A, catalog number 530. Early to mid 1930s. Coupled rotating-prism
rangefinder, uncoated Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 75/3.5 in Compur shutter. fold-up
optical, non-Albada, finder. Location of one red window makes using it with
pan film difficult.
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta A, catalog number 531. Prewar, with uncoated 75/3.5
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar. Coupoled rangefinder, Albada finder. Note the Zeiss-Ikon
nameplate, some have this, some have the more usual impression in the leather.
Note also the polished aluminum edges; this was done after the camera left the
factory, probably because the black enamel became chipped (very common problem).
In this case, and a few others I have seen, the removal of enamel and polishing
were done so nicely that it looks almost like it was meant to be that way.
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta A, 531. Early-1950s postwar camera with 75/3.5 coated
Zeiss Opton Tessar in X-synced Compur Rapid shutter. Coupled rangefinder, Albada
finder. This one works but is not in very pretty cosmetic condition.
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta C, 531/2. Early-1950s camera with coated Zeiss-Opton
Tessar 105/3.5 in X-synced Compur Rapid. Coupled rotating-prism rangefinder.
this is one of my favorite picture takers, folds up small, takes sharp 6 X 9
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