Subita, Dacora 120 and Dacora I

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The Subita was a folding camera with optical viewfinder for 120 film made by the German manufacturer Dacora. The Dacora 120 was a slightly more sophisticated version of it, and the Dacora I was the top model of the line. The basic model, the Subita, was an undemanding item with just two shutter speeds, two apertures, stepless distance selector, a shutter-cocking shutter release lever without double exposure prevention, and a solid opening/unfolding mechanism driven by two powerful springs.

specifications

Subita

  • Year of launch: 1953
  • Lens: Subita 1:6.3/75mm Anastigmat, distances 1m to infinite
  • Shutter: Singlo shutter with speeds 1/25 sec., 1/75 sec, and B, and with flash connector. Cocked on the long shifting travel of the release lever
  • Aperture: sonnig (sunny=1:11) and trüb (dull=1:6.3)

Dacora Optina

same as Subita, made for the Canadian Eaton stores' camera brand Optina

  • Lens: Dacora Dignar 1:6.3/75mm Anastigmat, distances 1m to infinite

Dacora 120

  • Year of launch: 1952
  • Lens: Subita 1:5.6/75mm Anastigmat
  • Shutter: Vario shutter with speeds 1/25 sec., 1/75 sec, 1/200 sec. and B, and with flash connector. To be cocked with cocking lever

Dacora I

  • Year of launch: 1952
  • Lenses:
    • Dignar 75mm/4.5
    • Ennar 75/4.5
    • Enna Ennar 1:3.5/75mm
    • Ennagon 75mm/3.5
    • Westar 75mm/3.5
    • Dacora 75mm/3.5
  • Shutters: Prontor shutter with speeds S, B, 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 and 1/300, or Pronto 1/25-1/200+B, both with flash connector; McKeown also lists a Vario, but not the Prontor. To be cocked with cocking lever; body release with double-exposure prevention.

A similar camera was sold by Sears as the Tower 60.