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Plaubel is originally a German camera maker, founded in 1902 by Hugo Schrader as a distributor and lens maker. It began the production of cameras in 1910. It became famous for the Makina series of press cameras, introduced as early as 1911 and withdrawn around 1960. After the war, it also made monorail view cameras, and a 9×9 SLR, the Makiflex. In 1975 it was bought by Kimio Doi (of the Doi company) and effectively became a Japanese company. It launched a modernized successor to the Makina, called the Makina 67, in cooperation with Konica, and later with Mamiya. It stopped the production of the Makina 67 in 1986. Plaubel continues to produce large format cameras (Peco Profia for 4×5, 5×7, 8×10) but also a 6×9 digital camera (PL69D).


Film plates or cut film

9x12 folding bed camera

4.5×6 strut folding

6.5×9 strut folding

With adaptors for 120 film.

45×107mm stereo strut folding

6×13 stereo strut folding

120 film

4.5×6 folding

6×6 folding

6×7 strut folding


  • Plaubel 69W proshift superwide

Uses a Mamiya Press 6x9 model 3 roll holder

6×9 SLR

127 film

35mm film

16mm film

View Cameras

Monorail cameras

  • Plaubel Peco Profia PL69D, supports digital or film adapter
  • Plaubel Peco Profia 4x5
  • Plaubel Peco Profia 13x18cm
  • Plaubel Peco Universal II 10x15cm
  • Plaubel Peco Universal II 18x24cm
  • Plaubel Maki 69 Police ID camera[1]


  • Anastigmat-Tele-Peconar
  • Heli-Orthar
  • Triple-Orthar


  1. Maki 69 monorail ID camera serial no. 167, dated about 1973, with 135 mm f/4.5 Xenar and Prontor Press shutter, sold at the 22nd Westlicht Photographica Auction, on 24 November 2012.


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