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The Certosport is a double-extension folding plate camera, made by Certo in Dresden, Germany, from about 1929.[1] It has a metal body, covered with black leather. It has rack-and-pinion focusing, and front rise and shift. It has both a wire-frame viewfinder and a brilliant finder, with a spirit level attached. It was made in 6.5×9 cm and 9×12 cm sizes.

As is often the case with folding cameras, the cameras were sold with numerous choices of lens and shutter.

A new version of the camera was introduced in about 1934, but only in the smaller size; McKeown states that this is identical to the Certotrop except that it does not have that camera's interchangeable lens.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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). p197-8.