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Re: help identifying camera/film


While others deserve recognition as well, Jurgen is probably one of the greatest authorities about vintage folder cameras one can find. I have purchased perhaps 9-11 cameras from him over the last several years. While (unfortunately) Loris had a bad experience with her Moskva 5 folder, Jurgen is generally considered exceptional for his quality of sales and repairs, and without question sets the standard for such service world-wide. As far as your camera goes, Jurgen would certainly be a wonderful source for you to inquire, but keep in mind that Jurgen is in high demand and traveling a far amount this summer, so he may not be able to return your e-mail without a little delay. In my judgement, this guy deserves a photographic award for single-handedly restoring much of the public awareness to the vintage folder, and its potential use today as a serious artist and documentary photographic tool. Couple of these cameras, I use nearly daily as a constant companion for image making.

I can't make out all the detail in your camera images to make a (novice) judgement, but I would guess that this camera may be a Voigtlander Bessa 3x6 camera, but I may be likely mistaken. Most of the similar designs of a 6x9 folder would be a Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 521 or perhaps a Zeiss Ikon Icarette. The Agfa Billy Record is generally seen in a chrome trim, so I would doubt that it is an Agfa folder. I am sure that others have far more knowledge about identifying your camera, but I hope what I share may validate the direction you seem to be already heading. Best of luck!

Mark Booth

On Aug 19, 2008, at 11:44 AM, Philippe Berger wrote:

My new camera (Belgium)


----- Original Message ----- From: "Loris Medici" <mail@loris.medici.name >
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: help identifying camera/film

Unfortunately he (Jurgen Kreckel) didn't do a good job with my Moskva 5
folder. A USD 190 that gone right into the trascan...

19 Ağustos 2008, Salı, 7:02 pm tarihinde, editor@magnachrom.com yazmış:

Here is an online site that specializes in restroing such folder cameras:

From the looks of your camera, it is likely a 120 rollfilm in 6x9 format.
Likely an Agfa, Kodak, or one of the many, many variations that were
produced in the late 1940s and 1950s. Jrgen's site has lots of information
for those of you who are considering purchasing such lovely old cameras.


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