Other Vintage Cameras & Items

Some of these cameras I use myself. I bought a couple only because I liked them. The first camera I bought that was not only to add to my collection but also suitable for use was purchased at the Dominikański market in Gdańsk. It was a black *mieszkowy* C.Bentzin. I completed it in an old mechanical institute in Bydgoszcz with an adapter for spiral films. It was well suited to make 9 x 12 size prints. This is the one that came to Australia with me and was left to collect dust at the back of my cupboard for years.
Curt Benzin Gorlitz 1923 – produced in Germany. Lens- Friedrich Munchen. Format- 9x 12, lens Corygon-Anastigmat with the focal length of 13,5cmf- 4.5. Aperture 4.5-36. Speeds- 25,50,10,B,T. Has two cases for cut films (?)and an adapter for spiral films 120.





Thornward B Montgomery Ward &co Chicago1900

Poduced in the USA. Lens Wollensak 1900. Aperture 8-124. Speeds: 100/s-1s,B,T.
Format 5x3.5 inch.





Korona Gundlach-Manhattan Optical&co. Rochester. N.Y.Rok 1898.
Format 5x7 inch (127x177,8 mm). Equipped i the Rodenstock Doppel Anastigmat1912 lens,  wth focal lenght of 180mm/5.4(5.4-50). Speeds 100/s-1s. Used until the fifties in an institute in New York.




Kodak Eastman Film Tank  

A system used for repacking 127mm(5inches.
Film developing tank from 1910, produced in the US.





Kodak Film Tank

A system used for repacking films in the format of 127mm 89mm (3.5 inches) from 1914
with the manual and rare chemicals. Produced by Kodak- Australia.




Dallan Film Developing Tank

Interesting film developing tank for 6x9cm cut films, produced in 1912 in England.



 Kodak "Stereo"  Camera 1956

A camera used for making steroscopic (?) photos which can be later seen in the viewer. Produced in the USA. Lens- Kodak Anaston 35 mm/ 3.5. Speeds- 200,100, 50, 25 i B. The green tube is the contour line. Complying with the contours strengthens the 3D effect.




Target Brownie SIX-16, 1946

Rochester N.Y. Esteman Kodak Company. Produced in the USA. Size: height- 127mm width 85mm x140mm. A typical mass produced box-type camera.



Zorki C 1950

In a gold coloured version. Lens- industar 22.f50mm/3.5. Russian camera modelled on the camera Laica.



ZENIT E 1965
This model has a built in light meter but doesn't yet measure light through the lens. It's a solid, Russian reflex camera. I used this camera in the '70s and '80s and til this day its in amazing form.
Technical data:
- focal plane shutter from 1/30 to 1/500 and B , M
- time-realeaser
- lens Helios-44 2/85mm.



Aparat " Zenit 80 " 1969

Its the camera "Salut"(later "Kiev 80"). Under the same name it was sold to Great Britain
Technical data similar to Kiev 88 .




Kiev 30

Mini camera for 16mm films.Produced in 1975. Size 28x46x86mm. Weighs 190g. frame size: 13x17mm. Speeds: 30,60,200/s. Lens 3.5/23mm.




Camera "Kiev 88" 1983

Professional average format equipment. A copy of the "Hasselblad " camera,
produced by Zavod Arsenal in Kiev, Ukraine.
Technical data :
- format 6 x 6 cm
- focal plane shutter: 1 / 2 s to 1 / 1000 s and B
- weight approx. 1.5 kg
- lens Arset B 1:2.8 / 80 mm.




 Praktica Super TL 3 1979

Produced in the factory "Pentacona" in DDR. Speeds from 1 to 1/500s and time B. Ergonomic plane shutter. Lens fixed by a przejsciowki(?) from an average format Pentacon Six. focal length- 120 / 2.8 Biometer.


 Pentacon Six 1968

Professional average format equipment produced in Eastern Germany. It cost as much as an MZK motorbike.
Speeds from 1 do 1/1000 and B. Lens: Biometer 80 / 2.8 . Prism-TTL.

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