Atlas 6x6

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The Atlas 6x6 is a box camera for 6x6 cm pictures on 620 film, made in 1949 by Vergne in Le-Perreux-sur-Marne, on the outskirts of Paris. The body of the camera is made from folded sheet steel. According to le Vieil Album, only about 2000 copies of the camera were made.[1] It was available with three different lenses:

  • A simple meniscus lens (the Atlas 6x6 'Royal')
  • Roussel Trylor 1:4,5 f=75 and ATOS-1 shutter or the Gitzo shutter on the example pictured here ('GITZ∆-PARIS' type A, with pre-tensioning), giving speeds 1/25-1/200 second, plus 'B'
  • Roussel Stylor 1:3,5 f=75 and ATOS-2 shutter

There is also a model in which advancing the film cocks the shutter (serving as a double-exposure prevention linkage), named the Atlas 6x6 'Automatic', and an Atlas 6x9 model.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Atlas 6x6 at Le Vieil Album, including a picture of the camera.