|Avus circa 1920 with Compur shutter older dial-set version and Skopar lens.|
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The Avus series of folding plate cameras was made by Voigtländer in Germany from 1913 to 1934. These medium-to-upper-quality cameras are seen in both 6.5x9cm and 9x12cm versions. They have double-extension bellows and are equipped with Ibsor or Compur shutters (either the older dial-set or the newer rim-set versions), and high-quality Tessar-type lenses, such as Voigtländer's own Skopar, or a Voigtar. The front lens standard allows a small amount of both rise/fall and lateral shift. Otherwise they are typical folding plate cameras of the period, with a big folding sports finder and additional brilliant finder. The name Avus was taken from a popular car race circuit in Berlin, the first speedway of Germany.
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|1928 Avus advertisement|
image by Dirk HR Spennemann (Image rights)
|9x12 cm Avus|
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