The Superb is a 6×6 medium format TLR camera, introduced by Voigtländer in 1933 featuring a f/3.5 F=7.5cm Voigtländer Anastigmat Skopar in a Compur shutter with times from 1 sec. to 1/250 sec plus T and B.
Ergonomics of the camera are amazing, all settings from aperture to exposure time and focus distance can be modified by looking down the camera front from above.
A very interesting detail is how the shutter time setting is “projected” upwards to be visible from above: the time labels are in mirror writing when viewed from the front, a small prism reflects them to be readable from above.
The last feature I would like to mention is the parallax compensation of the viewfinder. The complete finder chamber including viewing lens and mirror is tilted downwards when the focus distance is reduced. This way the image in the viewfinder is as close to what the taking lens sees as possible.
A second model of the Superb followed in 1934 and in addition to the Skopar was also available with a f/3.5 Voigtländer Heliar. All features of the first model besides the lens remained the same. The only visible change were the strap connectors which replaced the strap “ears” of the first model.
The Agfa Click-I was the very first camera I took pictures with. Long time ago, of course, when I was a little child. The Click is a simple bakelite camera perfect suited for a beginner in photography. I remember I took black and white pictures only because color film and color prints were quite expensive in the 1970s. Continue reading “Agfa Click-I”→
The Rolleicord was the simpler, less expensive version of the Rolleiflex TLR by Franke & Heidecke. There were various models starting with the Rolleicord I in 1933 and ending with the Rolleicord Vb in 1976. Continue reading “Rolleicord I Model 1 “Art Deco””→