Can you name this camera?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Patrick L, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Patrick L

    Patrick L Guest

    When I was a child of ten or eleven, my dad had an expensive camera (my mom
    told me it cost $300, this was 1961)

    I recall it looking similar to the leica's I've seen about this period.
    It's body was like a rangefinder, though I can't say for certain if it had
    a SLR hump on top, I don't remember, but the top and bottom were silvery,
    like polished magnesium or aluminum (titanium?)
    and the body was a dark leatherette.

    I remember the aperture markings on the lens (I think it actually had the
    term 'f/stop' on it), and on the front, just to the side of the lens, was a
    spot where I could attach a mechanical wind up thingie that auto-released
    the shutter.

    I recently recalled the camera, how I fondly played with it and asked my
    mother about it. She said it was made in germany, though she didn't recall
    the name. So, what does that leave? A Leica or a Voigtlander?

    Patrick L, Mar 1, 2007
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    Starlord Guest

    Maybe an Exacta? but we need a photo of one.

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  3. My father had a Zeis Ikon from the 50's that sounds like the camera that you
    are describing. It had a photo cell light meter that you could to set the
    exposure. The front lens element was attached to the the camera by a bellows.
    It moved in and out to focus the camera. Everything folded up inside a door
    when the camera was not in use.

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    William Hathaway via, Mar 1, 2007
  4. That describes most 'expensive' 35mm cameras of the 60's.

    Sorry to say your question is a bit like "My dad had
    a car with four black wheels that contacted the road
    and a place you could sit with another wheel in front
    for steering. What make was it?"

    Try looking at the pics on ebay and choose one that is
    most like the camera you remember:
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Mar 1, 2007
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    Skip Guest

    Skip, Mar 2, 2007
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