Bilora Bella

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German, French & Italian Cameras using 127 film
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4x6.5 Bella | Billy | Bob | Dolly | Goldi | Gucki
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The Bella is a line of cheap but attractive and well-built 120, 127 roll film and 35mm cameras made by Bilora in Germany. The Bellas went through several revisions over the life of the name. The bodies are alloy castings, with added leather-effect covering - in various colour combinations. Each is styled a little more like a 35mm camera than a roll film one. The back is removable for film loading, and most models have a large back catch.

The 44 models make twelve 4x4cm images on 127 film; the 46 models make 6x4cm frames on 127, and the 66 models take 6x6 photos on 120 film.

The Bella 44-1 was also sold by Ansco, rebadged as the Ansco Lancer. Bilora also used the names Roxa, Bonita and Reporter for Bella variants.

  • Manufacturer: Bilora, Germany
  • Shutter: B, 1/50, 1/100s
  • In production: 1953-1966




Bella Cameras

Dates from KameraSchaetze.de

Name Film/Images Lens Approx.
Dates
Bella 1 - The Ur-Bella 4x6.5, 127 Achromat 70mm/f9
collapsible
1954?
Bella 1a 4x6.5, 127 Achromat 70mm/f9
collapsible
1953?
Bella 2 4x6.5, 127 Achromat 70mm/f9
collapsible
1953?
Bella 3a - Bella 55 4x6, 127 Achromat f8 1955
Bella 3b 4x6.5, 127 Achromat 70mm/f9 1955 - 1958
Bella 3c 4x6.5, 127 Achromat 70mm/f8 1955-1958
Ansco Lancer 4x4, 127 Scona f8 1959
Bella 44 - 1 4x4, 127 Achromat f8 1958
Bella 44 - 1a 4x4, 127 Achromat f8 1958
Bella 44 - 2 4x4, 127 Achromat f8 1958
Bella 44 - 3 4x4, 127 Biloskop f8 1962
Bella 44 - 4 4x4, 127 Achromat f8 1962
Bella 46 - 1 6x4, 127 Achromat f8 1959
Bella 46 - 2 6x4, 127 1959
Reporter Max II
Revue 4x4 - Quelle
Roxa 4-4 4x4, 127 Achromat f8 ?
Tower Nr. 5
Bella 66 - I 6x6, 120
Bella 66 - IIa 6x6, 120 Achromat 8 1960
Bella 66 - IIb 6x6, 120 Achromat 8 1958
Bella 66 - IIc 6x6, 120 Achromat 8 1960
Bella 66 - 3 6x6, 120 Rodenstock-Achromat f8 1959-60
Bella 66 "FLASH" 6x6, 120
GEVA 66 6x6, 120
Bella 66 - 4a 6x6, 120 Biloskop f8 1962-63
Bella 66 - 4b 6x6, 120 Biloskop f8 1962-63
Bella 66 - 4c "Standard"
Bella 66 - 4d "Standard"
Bella DC 4 Vario 120 Rodenstock Trinar 55mm/f5.6 1959
Bella DC 4 Pronto 120 Rodenstock Trinar 55mm/f3.5 1960-61
Bella DC 4 2a
Bella DC 4 2b 120 Rodenstock Achromat f8 1964-66
Bella 35-1 36x24mm, 35mm Rodenstock Trinar 45mm/f5.6 1958
Bella 35-2 36x24mm, 35mm Rodenstock Trinar 45mm/f2.8 1959
Bonita 35-2 36x24mm, 35mm Isco Color-Isconar 45mm/f2.8 1961

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