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    Karat 3.5-6.3
    Karat 2.8 / Karat 12
    Karat 36
    Karat IV

    fixed lens mount
    - Altix I-IV
    interchangeable lens mount
    - Altix V, n, nb

    Akarette / Akarelle
    Akarex I, III
    Arette series
    Akarelle (new)

    Periflex I
    Periflex II, III
    Periflex 3a, Gold Star
    Interplan-A,B,C
    Corfield 66

    fixed lens mount
    - Diax, I, II, Diaxette, L-1
    interchangeable lens mount
    - Diax Ia,IIa,Ib,IIb,Standard

    Finette I,II
    Finetta I-IV
    Finetta Super
    Finetta 88
    Finetta 99 / 99L / Ditto 99
    Finetta lens mounts
    Finetta accessories

    Iloca l, la
    Iloca ll, lla
    Iloca Quick series
    Iloca Rapid series
    Iloca Aut-o-Matic
    Iloca Electric
    Iloca Stereo
    Iloca serial numbers

    Regula I series
    Regula II series
    Regula III series
    later Regulas

    - prewar
    - postwar
    - prewar
    - postwar
    non-folding cameras
    reflex cameras

    folding Retinettes
    non-folding Retinettes

    Leidox
    Lordox
    Lordomat
    Lordomatic
    later versions

    early Minoltas
    Minolta 35
    Minolta A rangefinders
    Minolta Uniomat I-III
    Minoltinas
    Minolta Hi-Matics

    Boltavit
    Photavit II-V
    Photavit 36
    Photina TLR

    Gewirette
    Edinex I, S, III
    - Adrette
    Edixa
    Stereo

    Agfa non-Karats
    Balda
    Beirette
    Braun Paxette / Colorette
    Exakta / Exa / Parvola
    Futura
    Halina
    Kodak non-Retinas
    Neidig / DeJUR
    Oehler Infra
    Voigtlander
    Zeiss Ikon / CZ Jena

    Adams 351
    Adox 300
    Adox Polomat
    Agilux Auto Flash Super 44
    Agilux Agima / Agimatic
    Aires 35-III L
    Altissa Altuca
    Argus A
    Argus CC
    Argus C3 Matchmatic
    Argus V-100
    Argus Argoflex EF
    Bencini Koroll 24S
    Bencini Comet 44
    Bencini Comet III
    Bencini Cometa
    Berning Robot I
    Berning Robot II
    Bilora Bella / Bella 44
    Bolsey 35 model B
    Braun Gloriette
    Braun (Super) Colorette
    Canon II-F
    Canon AT-1
    Canon Demi
    Certo Super Dollina
    Certo Six
    Clarus Model MS-35
    Coronet Viscount
    Coronet 6x6
    Dacora Digna
    Durst Automatica
    Durst 66
    Elop Elca II
    Ensign Selfix 16-20
    Ensign Multex II
    Eumig Eumigetta I
    Feca A (Junior)
    Fed-1 G
    Fed-4
    Ferrania Lince III
    Foitzik Foinix
    Foth Derby
    Franka Solida IIL
    Franka Solida IIIE
    Franka Rolfix IIE
    Franka (Super) Frankarette
    Fuji Emi-K
    Fujica Rapid D1
    Fujica 35-EE
    Fujita Kalimar Reflex
    GAF Anscomatic 726
    Gelto-DIII / New Gelto
    Gelto Arsen
    Graflex Ciro 35
    Graflex Graphic 35 Electric
    Goldammer Golda
    Goldi Goldeck
    GOMZ Leningrad
    Hanimex A35 (Samoca M-35)
    Hunter 35 / Hunter 35 RF
    Ideal Color
    Ilford Advocate
    Ilford Sportsman Auto RF
    IOR Orizont
    Ising Puck
    Ising Isis
    Kershaw 630
    Kiev 4 / 4AM
    Klein IIa
    Kochmann Korelle K
    Konica I
    Konica II
    Konica III
    Konica Konilette 35
    Konica S2 / C35
    Konica Auto-S3
    Konishiroku (Konica) Pearl
    KW Praktica
    KW Praktina FX, IIA
    Leica IIIa, IIIc, IIIf
    Leica M3
    Lumière Eljy
    Mamiya Magazine 35
    Mamiya Ruby Standard
    Merkel Metharette
    Meyer Megor
    Mimosa I / Mimosa II
    Miranda DR
    MPP Micro Technical Camera
    Münch Rixa 4.5
    Nagel Pupille
    INA Navax
    Nedinsco Primo
    Nikon S2
    Officine Galileo Condor I
    Olympus OM-2n MD
    Olympus OM10
    Olympus Pen FT
    Pentacon F
    Pentona
    Picny by Miyagawa
    Polaroid SLR 680
    Rank Mamiya
    Ricoh 800 EES
    Ricoh Auto Shot
    Rodehüser Panta
    Rodenstock Citonette
       (Welta Perle)

    Rodenstock Rodinett
       (Glunz Ingo)

    Rodenstock Ysella
       (Zeca Goldi)

    Rollei B35
    Rolleicord I Art Deco
    Rolleicord IIe
    Rolleicord Va
    Rolleiflex Original
    Rolleiflex 2.8E
    Samoca 35 III
    Samoca M-35
    Samoca EE-28
    Shinano Lacon
    Steinette / Hunter 35
    Steinheil Casca
    Tahbes Synchro Camera
    Trusite Girl Scout Minicam
    Universal Mercury II
    Univex Iris
    Vena Venaret
    Vredeborch Felica (Reporter)
    Vredeborch Nordina
    Welta Belmira
    Welta Penti II
    Welta Perfekta
    Welta Trio
    Welta Welti
    Welta Weltini II
    Wittnauer Professional
    Wöhler Favor
    WZFO Fenix-I/Fenix-Ib
    Yashica Mimy
    Yashica 72-E
    Yashica Half 17 Rapid
    Yashica Lynx-14/14E
    Zeca Goldi (4x6, 3x4)
    Zenit 3M
    Zorki 4K

    Welcome

    Welcome to my collection of vintage cameras and information on how to fix them, as many of these cameras showed the signs of age and long neglect and it seemed wrong to leave them in that state.
    If you want to comment on anything on the website or perhaps want to know more about how to fix certain cameras, please feel free to contact me at:
    cjs.classic.cameras[at]gmail.com

    Recent updates (21.10.18)


    camera wordle Agfa Karat, Iloca, King Regula, Kodak Retina, Kodak Retinette


    About me
    My name is Cees-Jan de Hoog and I live near Edinburgh, Scotland. I am a keen but at best gets-lucky-sometimes amateur photographer, a vintage camera collector with a serious case of camera aquisition syndrome, and most recently a self-taught camera repair man with reasonable skill but generally unable to keep up with the growing collection.

    As I have a scientific analytical background, you'll probably find these pages reflect that. I like numbers, categorising things and understanding how things work and came to be. My artistic side has suffered somewhat during the last years whilst I focussed on the technical site of photography, but you can find me on Flickr as stroop.wafel.

    As I do like to see these old cameras getting a second lease of life in this digital age, I service and repair them for a reasonable fee, please click the camera repair link for info.


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    Recent updates/additions (click items to visit):

    October 2018
    Olympus 35 SP
    Minolta Super Rokkor 50mm f/1.8
    Voigtlander Vito I
    Oehler Infra v1
    Corfield Periflex I v2b
    Agfa Solinette II
    Arette Automatic-S
    Arette BW v2
    Carl Zeiss Werra 1
    Dacora Royal
    Vredeborch Felicette
    Wirgin Edixa I-L
    Enna Werk Munchen Photovit-LITHAGON C 35/3.5

    September 2018
    Voigtlander Vito III
    Voigtlander Skoparon 35mm f/3.5 for Prominent (+ Turnit viewfinder)
    Laack Diaxar 50mm f/3.5 lens for Diax Ia
    Boltax III by Miyagawa
    USC35 by King Regula
    Yashica Electro 35
    Wirgin Edina
    Carl Zeiss Jena Werramat
    Schneider Tele-Xenar 90/3.5 for Akarelle, plus Akameter

    August 2018
    Rolleiflex 3.5F
    Voigtlander Bessa
    Zeiss Ikon Mess Ikonta

    Several small updates including new versions of King Regula IP and IIa, Finetta Ditto 99, Leidolf Lordomatic II, Wirgin Edinex, Agfa Karat 6.3, Oehler Infra, Minolta Hi-matic F, Corfield Lumimeter and Ihagee Parvola.

    Also, some new items in 'Sample Photos' and 'Lost and Found' film sections: photos taken with a Graflex 35 Electric and some very old ones taken with a Photavit V.

    July 2018
    Minolta-35 Model IIB
    Zeiss Ikon Contax IIa with CZJ Sonnar 50/1.5
    Ilford Advocate with Wray Lustrar 35/3.5
    Finette II
    Voss Diax I
    Yashica Lynx-14
    KMZ Moskva-4 (Super Ikonta copy)
    Certo Durata
    Rodenstock Ysella (rebranded Zeca Goldi)

    June 2018
    Olympus OM-2n MD
    Franka Solida IIL
    Agfa Isolette III
    Agfa Super Silette with Solinar lens
    Balda Baldinette
    Balda Juwella
    Balda microscope camera
    Canon IIf with Canon Serenar lens

    May 2018
    Welta Perfekta
    Zeiss Ikon Contarex with Planar 50/2 and Distagon 35/4
    Olympus Pen FT
    Kodak Stereo

    March-April 2018
    No updates

    February 2018
    Rodenstock Rodinett (Glunz Ingo)
    Meyer Megor (Kochmann Korelle 3x4)
    Welta Weltini II
    Adams 351 by Leidolf
    Leidolf Lordox Junior B
    Kodak Bantam RF
    MPP Micro Technical Camera Mark VI with Schneider Symmar-S

    January 2018
    Ilford Advocate
    Adox Adrette (Xenon lens)
    Adox Adoxette
    Arette DN
    King Regula IIIa (Ghetaldus Ghenar lens)
    Miranda DR
    Vena Venaret Jr

    December 2017
    Agfa Karat 2.8 v2
    Bencini Comet III
    Corfield Interplan-B
    Konica Auto-S3
    Kodak Retina 149 v1
    Photrix Rapid-B by Iloca
    Wirgin Edixa-Flex
    Zenit 3M
    Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex (coffeecan)
    Zeiss Ikon Kolibri

    November 2017
    Agfa Super Isolette
    Canon P
    Clarus Model MS-35
    Corfield Interplan-C
    Corfield Periflex v1 (pigskin)
    Futura-S with Futura-Ampligon 35mm f/4.5 lens
    King Regula Citalux 300 v2
    Kodak Retinette IA (French version)
    Konica III
    KW Praktina FX/ Praktina IIA
    Leica M3 DS with f3.5 Elmar
    Univex Iris
    Zeiss Ikon Tenax II

    Oktober 2017
    Voigtlander Prominent II with f/1.5 Nokton
    Voss Diax (v2)
    Merkel Metharette
    Agfa Ambiflex with 55/2 Color-Solagon
    Berning Robot I

    September 2017
    Diax Standard
    Welta 9x12 plate camera
    Adox Adrette II w/ body release
    Leidolf Lordox Super Automat
    Akarelle V
    Zimmerman Luxette and Luxette 'S'
    Agfa Karat 2.8 v1b (whole page updated)


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