|German, French & Italian Cameras using 127 film|
|3×4||rigid||Dreivier | Futuro | Gewirette | Kolibri |
Parvola | Pupille | Ranca | Reporter | Puck
|folding||Baby Ikonta | Baldi | Dolly | Goldi |
Gucki | Ingo | Korelle | Makinette
Metharette | Perkeo | Vollenda
|4x4||Navax | Paxina Electromatic | Rothlar|
|4x6.5||Bella | Billy | Bob | Dolly | Goldi |
Gucki | Korelle | Panta | Parvola
Piccolette | Rio | Ultrix
|TLR||see German TLRs|
|3×4||rigid||Fotobaby | Lynx | Super-Boy|
|folding||Derby-Lux | Elax|
|pseudo TLR||Auteuil | Longchamp|
|4×4||rigid||Impera | Marly | Pari-Fex | Rubi-Fex | Top|
|3x4||Comet | Comet III | Cometa | Euralux|
Ibis | Maxima | Piccolo | Tanit
|4x4||Comet | Euralux | Ibis|
|4x6.5 & other||Alfa | Delta | Relex | Rolet | Rondine|
The Tanit is a small cast metal camera taking 3x4cm exposures on 127 film. It was made in Italy by Ferrania, c.1955. The name may come from a Phoenician goddess of war and fertility.
The Tanit has a simple I/B everset shutter with flash synchronisation via a PC socket. This houses a focusing lens with no focal-length or aperture markings. Strap lugs at either end slide downwards to release the back. The back has two red windows to accommodate the 127 half-frame format. The viewfinder has a portrait format rectangular window window above the lens, but a square eyepiece on the back, which is minuscule - not much over 3mm across.
Examples have been seen with black leatherette covering, as here, or dark red.
- ↑ 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). Page 292.
- ↑ Tanit article at Wikipedia
- ↑ Tanit with red leatherette sold as Ebay item 191963343200, September 2016.
- Tanit at onetwoseven.org.uk
- Another view of Tanit by Andrew Lee on Flickr
|image by AWCam (Image rights)|