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The '''Filius-Kamera''' is a cheap plastic novelty camera for 3×4 cm pictures on unperforated 35 mm film ([[828 film]] or [[Juka]] size).<ref name=McK>{{McKeown12}} p449.</ref> It was made by '''Isoplast GmbH''' in Bad Godesberg,on the outskirts of Bonn, Germany, in the mid-1950s. It has a single-speed shutter, and an f/11 meniscus lens. There are a few varieties of the camera, including one with a bulb flash attachment.<ref>[http://www.westlicht-auction.com/index.php?f=popup&id=238654&_ssl=off#238654 Filius-Kamera] with flash attachment and packet of 8-exposure 3×4 cm 'Filius-Film', sold at the [http://www.westlicht-auction.com/index.php?id=232075&acat=232075&lang=3 November 2011 Westlicht auction] in Vienna.</ref> McKeown states that the Filius-Kamera is a straightforward copy of the Photo-ette by the Victory Manufacturing Company of Chicago.<ref name=McK></ref>
 
  
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The '''Filius-Kamera''' is a cheap plastic novelty camera for 3×4 cm pictures on unperforated 35 mm film ([[828 film]] or [[Juka]] size).<ref name=McK>{{McKeown12}} p449.</ref> It was made by '''Isoplast GmbH''' in Bad Godesberg,on the outskirts of Bonn, Germany, in the mid-1950s. It has a single-speed shutter, and an f/11 meniscus lens. There are a few varieties of the camera, including one with a bulb flash attachment.<ref>[https://wlpa.auction2000.se/auk/w.Object?inC=WLPA&inA=20&inO=459 Filius-Kamera] with flash attachment and packet of 8-exposure 3×4 cm 'Filius-Film', sold at the [https://wlpa.auction2000.se/auk/w.ObjectList?inSiteLang=&inC=WLPA&inA=20 20th Westlicht Photographica Auction], on 1 November 2011.</ref> McKeown states that the Filius-Kamera is a straightforward copy of the Photo-ette by the Victory Manufacturing Company of [[The Chicago Cluster|Chicago]].<ref name=McK />
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Latest revision as of 18:57, 13 July 2020


The Filius-Kamera is a cheap plastic novelty camera for 3×4 cm pictures on unperforated 35 mm film (828 film or Juka size).[1] It was made by Isoplast GmbH in Bad Godesberg,on the outskirts of Bonn, Germany, in the mid-1950s. It has a single-speed shutter, and an f/11 meniscus lens. There are a few varieties of the camera, including one with a bulb flash attachment.[2] McKeown states that the Filius-Kamera is a straightforward copy of the Photo-ette by the Victory Manufacturing Company of Chicago.[1]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 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). p449.
  2. Filius-Kamera with flash attachment and packet of 8-exposure 3×4 cm 'Filius-Film', sold at the 20th Westlicht Photographica Auction, on 1 November 2011.