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Eder Präzisionskamera GmbH (proprietor Hans Eder) was a camera maker in Munich, Germany, active in the 1930s.

Eder's only well-known camera is the Eder Patent-Kamera, made for a few years from c.1931 - an odd "double-barrelled" folding camera with two sets of bellows, one for the taking and one for the viewfinder lens. This was made in 4.6x6cm, 6x6cm and 6x9cm sizes, and in roll film and plate versions[1]. It was available with a Tessar f4.5, Schneider Radionar f4.5 or Xenar f4.5 in a Compur shutter as the taking lens and with an Edar f4.5 Anastigmat or Radionar f4.5 as the finder lens. Eder patented another camera, a folding TLR which would be rather stylish if it were ever made (no example has been seen).[2]


  1. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover)., p.254
  2. German Patent 562084, Rollfilmkamera mit Einstellsucher (Roll-film camera with focusing viewfinder), filed March 1931 and granted October 1932 to Hans Eder, describing a folding TLR camera.


  • A-E at Photographica-World Fotomuseum