|version of 1956|
image by Alf Sigaro (Image rights)
The Dacora Dignette is a series of viewfinder cameras from Dacora-Kamerawerk in Reutlingen, Germany. These were part of a broader range of 35mm cameras, including the higher-spec 'Super Dignette' and 'Super Dignette Electric' offering rangefinders and light meters, which the basic Dignette lacks.
The Dignette F is a version with a built-in flash reflector. Dignette cameras were also marketed as Ilford Sportsman.
|1962-type Dacora Dignette|
with simulated rangefinder window
image by Romuald Swieconek (Image rights)
|rebadged as Ilford Sportsman|
image by AWCam (Image rights)
|Dacora Dignette L with exposure meter|
image by Jörg Krüger (Image rights)
Later Dignette models
In the later 1960s, the rangefinder models branded Super Dignette changed to a boxier body style, and this also happened with the viewfinder Dignette models.
image by Bracket ツ (Image rights)
- Dacora Dignette user manual at Butkus.org
- Dignette at Kurt Tauber's
- Dignette F at Maurice Fisher's
- Dacora Dignette in Andrys Stienstra's camera collection
- Ilford Sportsman at Sylvain Halgand's www.collection-appareils.fr (in French)
- Great overview of Dacora Cameras at Lippisches Kameramuseum (in German)