Filius-Kamera

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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).[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]



Notes

  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.