Talk:Voigtländer Perkeo (6x6)

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The Perkeo E III IIIe debacle needs to be cleared up. Like I posted in the article they could be all the same model just with different names due to the buy out. Or they could have had different names in different markets. --RyanR.Warner 11:07, 20 June 2011 (PDT)

You have added the Perkeo 3x4 part-way through the article; but it was already there, right at the top!--Dustin McAmera 12:12, 20 June 2011 (PDT)

The whole article should be split into at least two articles. The Perkeo 3x4 and the Perkeo I,III, III models as the models are related only by name. The later ('48-'50) Bessa 66 is the immediate forerunner to Perkeo I. --SoundOptics (talk) 12:05, 16 September 2012 (PDT)

There were also a fixed lens (Heliar) Perkeo version. Possibly only a prototype, but it is shown here

As well as other 6x6 prototypes --SoundOptics (talk) 12:05, 16 September 2012 (PDT)

If you want to divide the article, go ahead; it's a wiki! The current shape arose only from the sequence of other people's edits. It would be good to add anything you know about odd versions too, with as much information as can be verified. Sadly, it doesn't seem clear that CorgiHouse has the image-rights to the pictures he has posted on flickr (and anyway the image isn't in our pool) but you could certainly state that such a camera exists, and what you know of its features. The one on ebay I would be tempted to say is a different camera altogether, but not worth starting a fresh article, unless there's a picture we can use; so I'd add a statement that such a thing exists and has been seen, but that it's probably a prototype. --Dustin McAmera (talk) 14:07, 16 September 2012 (PDT)
My knowledge about odd models are only from internet sources. I have had six Perkeo I and Perkeo II. I know where some of them are now so I am in the process of verifying that other shutter models were available than those stated. Yes I later noted that CorgiHouse had only used photos from a book. I posted a question to the seller on ebay about using the photos here. I also found the same item for sale via According to that this is the only item ever to exist. On the label on one photo it states Perkeo Okt 55. Interesting for Voigtlander history though. I also found with a number of odd prototypes including the TYPE 176. --SoundOptics (talk) 14:34, 16 September 2012 (PDT)
I went ahead and transferred the material on the 1930s 127-film camera to its own page Voigtländer Perkeo (3x4) and turned the redirect page that was at Perkeo into a disambiguation page. --Dustin McAmera (talk) 11:52, 17 September 2012 (PDT)
Looks better and is easier to navigate! --SoundOptics (talk) 06:38, 19 September 2012 (PDT)