Adox Start

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Adox Start is a folder film camera manufactured by Adox Fotowerke, Wiesbaden, West Germany. Adox Start is a simplified version of the folding Adox Sport series. Special feature of this model is marked on the back cover : Made in Germany U.S. Zone


  • Model: 1950, (produced only in 1950)
  • Format: 120 film roll, picture size: 6x9cm
  • Lens: Steinheil-Cassar VL 105mm f/6,3 coated, filter slip-on, Aperture: f/6.3 - f/32; There is a kind of Exposure Value index on the aperture scale that the aperture numbers match with speeds
  • Focusing: manual front element focusing, guess the distance, Focus range: 1.5-20m +inf
  • Shutter: Vario leaf shutter, (made by Alfred Gauthier, Culmbach), speeds: 1/25-1/75-1/200 +B
  • Cocking lever: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Shutter release: a button on the top plate
  • Cable release socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Viewfinder: simple folding frame finder
  • Bellows: single extension
  • Others: Flash PC socket; Tripod socket: old type 3/8'; Hand grip lugs
  • Body: metal; Weight: 593g


A brief history of Adox:

Adox company is also called Dr.C.Schleussner Fotowerke GmbH. The company's founder, Dr. Carl Schleussner, did pioneering work on the wet-collodion process during the early years of photography, and founded the worlds first photochemical factory in 1860. Working with the physicist Wilhelm Röntgen, discoverer of X-rays, Dr. Schleussner invented the first X-ray plate. Also, film and B&W paper sold under the Adox brand name. They produced some camera models from the 1930s to the early 1960s, and the most advanced is the Adox 300 with interchangeable film magazines.