The Agfa Clack is a box camera produced by Agfa from 1954 to 1965.It is a simple, boxlike camera, with a single-element 95mm meniscus lens with built-in close-up lens and yellow filter. It takes 6×9 cm pictures on 120 film.
Zeiss Ikon Super IKonda, 1933-1939, Folding Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2014, Donation of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.
The Super Ikonta 530/2 is a folding camera in the Ikonta line, produced by the German company Zeiss Ikon. It takes 8 images size 6 x 9 cm on 120 type roll film. With an inlay mask it is possible to take 16 images size 4.5 x 6 cm on the same roll film. It…Details
Spartus Full-Vue, 1948-1960, pseudo-TLR Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2015, Donation of Mr. Herbert Ascherman Jr.
The simple Spartus Full-Vue plastic pseudo-TLR was made from 1948 to 1960 by American manufacturer Spartus, later Herold Products. This model exposes 2¼” square images on 120 film. It includes a 100mm f/16 meniscus taking lens, and a shutter with 1/60th sec and “T” settings. The lens of its viewfinder is larger in diameter than…Details
Praktica FX, 1952, SLR Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2014, Donation of Dr.Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.
The Praktica FX is a relatively early member of the Praktica family, a 35mm SLR introduced by KW in 1952. It accepts M42 lenses but does not have a mechanism for internally stopping down later lenses such as those made for Pentax SLRs. It is named for its dual flash sync: F (for high-speed bulbs)…Details
Leica R4s, 1983, SLR Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2018, Donation of Mr. Janardhanadas Kunhimangalam.
Leica R4s is a 35mm SLR film camera made in Portugal. Presented in 1983, it was based on improved electronic features like TTL flash metering and exposure modes. The R4s (S stood for Simplified) was the simplified version of the R4. The dual metering system of this camera provides spot measurements and keeps updated on the…Details
Leica MDa DBP, 1971, Scientific Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2018, Donation of Mr. Janardhanadas Kunhimangalam.
The Leica Mda DBP is a 35 mm rangefinder camera produced by Ernst Leitz GmbH, Germany. Serial No: 1285996. It is especially dedicated to scientific use. It does not have a viewfinder which prohibits normal use. It is equipped with a shutter ranging from one second to the thousandth and B. The housing has separate…Details
The Kowa Six MM is an SLR camera for 6×6 cm pictures on 120 film made by Kowa, Japan in the year 1972. This is the first camera with built-in mirror-up and multiple exposures (multi-explorer). MM is an acronym for two functions. Lens: Kowa 55mm f/3.5 (8 elements in 7 groups) Vivitar 67mm UV Haze Filter. Shutter:…Details
Carl Zeiss Jena Werra I, 1958, Viewfinder Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2017, Donation of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal.
The Werra l is a 35mm viewfinder camera manufactured by the Carl Zeiss Jena factory which was primarily a lens-making plant. These cameras offer a high degree of control with a minimum number of levers, knobs or rings. In their simplest incarnations, the Werras featured only a shutter release button on the top plate. With…Details
Mercury II (model CX), 1945, Viewfinder Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2018, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.
The Univex Mercury is a half-frame viewfinder camera with rotary disc shutter cassettes. The Mercury II is a post-War reincarnation of the Mercury I, produced by Universal Camera Corp U.S.A from 1945. The Mercury II cameras accept standard 35mm cassettes. Type: viewfinder camera. Lens: Tricor f/3.5 35mm (non coated). Shutter: Rotary metal focal-plane shutter with…Details
The Rolleicord III was produced from 1950 – 1953, by Franke & Heidecke and later on by Rollei-Werke in Braunschweig, Germany. It is a medium format TLR camera that uses 120 film. Twelve 6×6 cm square images can be captured for each roll of 120 film. There is also a Plate adapter available which gives…Details
Great Ice Bridge and sightseers, c.1900, Stereograph, 85×175 mm, Unknown Photographer, PhotoMuse Collection, 2015, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.
Great Ice bridge and sightseers at Niagara. Stereoscopy is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision. Most stereoscopic methods present two offset images separately to the left and right eye of the viewer. These two-dimensional images are then combined in the brain…Details
Bell & Howell/Canon Canonet 19, Rangefinder camera, 1961, PhotoMuse Collection, 2015, Donation of Mr. K. V. Vincent.
Bell & Howell/Canon Canonet 19 is a 35mm 24×36 rangefinder camera. It is the first device of the brand to bear the name of Canonet. And even if the distributor Bell & Howell renamed it Canonet 19 for its needs, its serial name remains “Canonet”. In the Canonet range, the figure will always correspond to…Details