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GeneW
01-22-2005, 16:21
A colleague of mine on another forum has this cam in the family -- it was given to her father and she learned photography with it. She's wondering what it is. It says "Made in Germany" on the bottom but the logo is too faint to read. The design looks Zeiss to me.

Can anyone ID it?

Gene
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Tim
01-22-2005, 16:28
Looks like a ZI Contina of some sort......where's my McKeowns?

tim

GeneW
01-22-2005, 17:13
Originally posted by Tim
Looks like a ZI Contina of some sort......where's my McKeowns?

tim
Will a Kilkenny do? I have some of those in the fridge...

Gene

Solinar
01-22-2005, 17:13
It may be a Balda made for a Dept. Store chain such as Porst. I honestly don't recognize the model. It's post 1956, going by the Prontor SVS and selenium meter.

Solinar
01-22-2005, 17:22
How about a King Regula, courtesy of Herr Google.
Regla page (http://www.mwclassic.com/articles/irregular_regulas/irregular_regulas.htm)

GeneW
01-22-2005, 17:28
Originally posted by Solinar
How about a King Regula, courtesy of Herr Google.
Regla page (http://www.mwclassic.com/articles/irregular_regulas/irregular_regulas.htm)
Similar lines, but I think the knobs are a different style. I still lean towards ZI -- I *think* I can just make out the ZI logo on the front right of the cam but am not certain.

Gene

Brian Sweeney
01-22-2005, 19:44
Would Zeiss have made a camera body and NOT used one of their own lenses? I would expect a Tessar or other Zeiss lens on a Zeiss Camera. Did they ever use lenses from Enna (or other smaller companies) on their less expensive cameras?

rover
01-22-2005, 21:20
Sure looks like a Zeiss logo, but look at the Brauns

http://www.classiccamera.org/braun.htm

rover
01-22-2005, 21:30
Found your logo

http://regis.boissier.free.fr/fotofexcameras/cameras%20for%20trade/g%20braun%20paxette%20electromatic%20.htm