The Cinefoto, also known as the Roma 48, is an unusual camera made by Tiranti of Rome just after the Second World War. According to Dario Mondonico, the camera has a fixed-focus Koristka Aether 45 mm f/4.5 lens, and a guillotine shutter with a single, unspecified speed. Mondonico states that the Cinefoto makes up to 48 pictures 13x14 mm on a single 9x12 cm plate; Danilo Cecchi, however, describes the camera as making twelve passport-sized (formato tessera) photographs on a plate. It is possible that both could be arranged.
The plate is moved in a grid pattern between exposures by a hand-operated lever on the right side of the body. Bringing each edge of the plate behind the lens necessarily makes the camera rather tall and wide; Mondonico gives its dimensions as about 40x31x13 cm.
- Article on Tiranti at Dario Mondonico's Mistermondo site; company history and descriptions of Tiranti's cameras (in Italian), and pictures of two of them, including the Cinefoto.
- Danilo Cecchi L'Industria Fotografica Italiana (the Italian Photographic Industry), part four, in Italian at Nadir Magazine.