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The Diax cameras are a series of 35mm viewfinder and rangefinder cameras made from 1947 to 1957 by the company Walter Voss based in Ulm/Donau (Germany).

The most characteristic model is the Diax Ia for interchangeable lenses, with 3 different viewfinders in the top, each in a different color: blue for 35mm lenses, yellow for 85 or 90mm lenses and neutral for 45 or 50 mm lenses.

The Diax II, Diax IIa and models are rangefinder cameras, the Diax II a common one, the the Diax IIa with two viewfinders, one for use witn 50mm lens, the other for 85-90mm lenses.

The 'b' models are like the 'a' models, but with rapid film advance lever instead of a knob. The Diaxette is a far relative, the budget model of the Diax camera family.

The Diax Ia was available with one of the following standard lenses, which varied widely in price: Westar 50mm f/3.5, Xenar 45mm f/2.8, or Xenon 50mm f/2.0, all set in a Synchro-Compur shutter. Additional lenses made for the camera included a Xenagon 35mm f/3.5, and a Tele-Xenar 90mm f/3.5.[1]


  1. Der Fotohelfer, Photo-Porst, c.1951, page 155 (German)


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