Jump to: navigation, search

Altix was a series of sophisticated 35mm viewfinder cameras, made by Eho-Altissa and its successors in Dresden, Germany, from 1938 onwards.[1] Later models have interchangeable lenses.The Altix-NB is the last model built by Altissa in 1958-59 before the merger of several small factories to the huge Kombinat VEB Pentacon.


There is a detailed classification of Altix cameras, models with versions and types, in Altissa Museum (archived) by Michael Spehr.

Model Introduced frame comments
Altix I 1938 24x24 fixed-focus; 1939: two zone focus, production soon ended due to WW2
Altix I 1947 24x24 Post-WW2 model, photos in Altissa Museum (archived)
Altix II 1948 24x24
Altix III 1948 24x24 photos in Altissa Museum (archived)
Altix III A 1949 24x36 photos in Altissa Museum (archived)
Altix IV 1952 24x36 also sold in USA as the Classic 35
Altix V 1956 24x36 interchangeable lenses, knob wind
Altix-N 1957 24x36 interchangeable lenses, lever wind; name on top
Altix-N 1959 24x36 interchangeable lenses; name on front
Altix-NB 1958 24x36 interchangeable lenses, top-mounted light meter
Altix-NB 1958 24x36 interchangeable lenses, integral light meter


  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)., p.257-8
  2. in AltissaMuseum (archived)
  3. in Altissa Museum (archived)