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by ph.
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Appraisal and identification questions
Topic: Alpa 11R
Replies: 2
Views: 2064

Re: Alpa 11R

value =very high. Even high if it only is one of the "fakes" assembled after the Pignons factory\ mr Bourgeois went broke and the parts were obtained by some shady mechanics. They - of course- only built the hyper rare pin registration and half frame versions . Use the Thewes book which is...
by ph.
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Appraisal and identification questions
Topic: Leica IIIg
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Re: Leica IIIg

Yes, a IIIG; the bigger viewfinderwindow is the clue (plus other details).

No, Leitz made only Leica optics.

Canon\Kwanon made their own m39 screw mount lenses. Nikon, Voigtländer, Schneider and Rodenstock and many others also made M39 optics.
by ph.
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Appraisal and identification questions
Topic: VINTAGE APLA REFLEX CAMERAS
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: VINTAGE APLA REFLEX CAMERAS

The Alpa was designed by Jaques Bogopolsky, who also designed the cinecamera "Bol" and had a connection with Paillard as well as Pignons (the Alpa makers). Pignons means cogwheels. They were supplying the watch industry, so moving on to hand- made photographic precision instruments was not...

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