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by Daniel C
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Appraisal and identification questions
Topic: boxcamera without vieuwfinder
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: boxcamera without vieuwfinder

Hi Browniak
Sorry to contradict you, but this device possesses a so called "viewfinder" (wire type) and a single speed shutter
by Daniel C
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Appraisal and identification questions
Topic: Is this a Butcher mystery? or, do you know!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: Is this a Butcher mystery? or, do you know!?

Hi Ian, The Mc Keown's guide (latest edition) shows on page 172 a camera very similar to your specimen. Refering to this guide, the Midg box series are magazine cameras built between c 1902 and 1920. This particular one may be a model No 0 (to be confirmed) as models No 1 to 4 have hinged front inst...
by Daniel C
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Pontiac (MFAP): Super Lynx I
Replies: 4
Views: 3121

Re: Pontiac (MFAP): Super Lynx I

Hello, The Super Lynx 1 are superb cameras quite difficult to find,, even in France.. The oldest are made of striated and polished aluminum. In a next generation, striated portions of the body are painted black. Generally equipped with Berthiot Flor 3.5 or 2.8. lenses, there is a top of the range ve...
by Daniel C
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Gamma: Stella
Replies: 6
Views: 2807

Re: Gamma: Stella

Hello Mauro, Believe me or not, I bought this camera in a modest boot sale in the suburbs of Paris in September 2007. I was happy to pay 10 (ten) euros for it after a short negociation. The camera came to me with its leather case and a light cell Obviously, the saler did not know anything about vint...
by Daniel C
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Gamma: Stella
Replies: 6
Views: 2807

Re: Gamma: Stella

Hello Mauro,

Gamma produced a range of very nice cameras.
I got this one in my collection : a Perla II
Daniel
by Daniel C
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Gallus: Derlux
Replies: 7
Views: 5872

Re: Gallus: Derlux

The camera shown on this page may be a Derlux....or a Derby Lux! This model from Gallus, when released on the market, was first named Derby-Lux and very soon after this release was renamed Derlux. The so-called Derby Lux is far more difficult to find than the Derlux Looking at the front of the devic...
by Daniel C
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: Certo Super Dolina
Replies: 3
Views: 3452

Re: Certo Super Dolina

Merci Mauro.
Siamo d'accordo ;)
by Daniel C
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: Certo Super Dolina
Replies: 3
Views: 3452

Certo Super Dolina

It seems that the photo on this page: http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Certo/Super-Dollina.html is not a Super Dolina (page 198 of the McKeown) but could be the picture of a Dolina III (page 196 of the same guide).
Daniel
by Daniel C
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Adox - Adrette 1
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Adox - Adrette 1

This pretty little camera is named Adrette 1 It is well made and has been manufactured in Germany by Wirgin for Adox (Similar Wirgin model was called Edinex). The format is 24x36 mm. I like the design of the body and the surface treatment of the metal parts that provides some sort of golden shinning...
by Daniel C
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Mecaoptic box camera
Replies: 0
Views: 744

Mecaoptic box camera

The box cameras are often disliked by collectors. Especially those who consider interesting only the rare and high priced devices . I love them because they are witnesses of an era that saw photography becoming a popular activity. This box camera has been made in France, probably by a company called...

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