ANSCO Super Regent (1955)

What is it? This is an ANSCO Super Regent 35mm folding rangefinder camera, made between the years 1955 and 1959 for ANSCO by AGFA Camera Werk in Munich, Germany.  The Super Regent is a rebadged AGFA Super Solinette, but sold by ANSCO in the United States.  Both the Super Solinette …

Leica Ic (1950)

What is it? This is a Leica Ic 35mm camera made by Ernst Leitz GmbH from 1950 to 1952.  The Leica Ic was a variant of the earlier Leica IIIc but without a rangefinder, viewfinder, or any slow speeds.  It’s primary purpose was for scientific and specialized photography.  This camera …

Rolleiflex SL35 (1970)

What is it? This is a Rolleiflex SL35 single lens reflex 35mm camera made by Franke & Heidecke of Braunschweig, Germany between the years 1970 and 1976.  Earlier versions like this one were made in Germany, later ones in Singapore.  The SL35 was the first 35mm SLR to bear the …

Minox 35 ML (1985)

What is it? This is a Minox 35 ML 35mm compact camera made by Minox GmbH of West Germany starting in 1985.  It was the first model in the Minox 35’s third generation with a redesigned body with a flatter top plate, all new electronics, shutter, and LED viewfinder.  Perhaps …

Kochmann Korelle 6×6 (1933)

What is it? This is a Kochmann Korelle 6×6 strut folding camera made in Dresden, Germany by Franz Kochmann Fabrik Photographischer Apparate starting in 1933.  The Korelle 6×6 was the fourth in a series of strut folding medium format cameras first released by Kochmann in 1931.  As the name implies, the …

Photavit IV (1947)

What is it? This is a Photavit IV 35mm camera made by Photavit-Werk GmbH in Nuremberg, Germany starting in 1947.  The Photavit IV shoots 24mm x 24mm square images on regular 35mm film stock, but it requires the use of proprietary Photavit film cassettes to maintain it’s extremely small size.  Before the …

Kodak Vollenda 48 (1937)

What is it? This is a Kodak Vollenda 48, a folding camera that shoots 3cm x 4cm images on 127 film.  It was originally made by Nagel Kamera-Werke and later by Kodak AG in Stuttgart, Germany between the years of 1929 and 1937.  The Vollenda was one of Dr. August …

Praktina FX (1953)

What is it? This is a Praktina FX 35mm single lens reflex camera made by Kamera-Werke Niedersedlitz (KW) between the years of 1953 and 1958.  The Prakina and all of its variants are historically significant cameras, being the first modern 35mm SLR camera aimed at the professional photographer.  It had …