Foto-Quelle

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Foto-Quelle of Nuremberg, Germany, was a large retailer of camera and photographic equipment. It sold a variety of film cameras and other optical instruments (such as binoculars)[1] produced by other manufacturers under the Revue and Revueflex brands. Those manufacturers included most notably the japanese companies Chinon and Cosina, as well as the Russian state-owned KMZ factory, most prominently several cameras of their Zenit line. In the 60s Foto-Quelle also distributed Petri and Konica cameras under the Revue brand, which are much rarer today.

Foto-Quelle was originally founded in 1957 as a subsidiary of the large retailer and mail-order house Quelle, Foto-Quelle became Europe's largest photographic retailer by 1966 and in 1970, the world's largest. Usually twice a year a popular, rich illustrated catalog was published, not only in Germany, but also in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Austria, Italy, USA and Switzerland.

In 1999 Quelle merged with the Karstadt Warenhaus AG (a department store chain) into the KarstadtQuelle AG. In 2009 the holding of that group, 2007 renamed as Arcandor, has fallen into bankruptcy. The business unit Foto Quelle and the brand Revue were acquired by the ORWO Net GmbH[2]. ORWO Net itself is a part of the former Filmfabrik Wolfen (Orwo). Today Foto Quelle is a service provider for photoprints, photo books, calendars, etc.


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Distributed cameras

35mm

sold as original camera
Revue-3 FED 3
Revue 4 FED 4
Revue 10 Zorki 10
Revue 25
Revue 35 Haking Halina Rolls
Revue 35 AF
Revue 35 Automat Balda Baldinette II automatic
Revue 35 BL Franka 125 L
Revue 35 BS Balda Baldinette IIb
Revue 35 CC Chinon Bellami
Revue 35 FC Halina Micro 35
Revue 35 LK Franka 500 LK
Revue 35 M Togodo Meikai EL
Revue 35 N Beier Beirette v
Revue 35 Super-Automatic Balda Super Baldamatic
Revue 35 XC
Revue 35 XE Balda CE 35
Revue 35 Compact Electronic Vivitar 35EM
Revue 35 Sport Chinon 35 (silver, with self-timer like Chinon 35EE)
Revue 100 C King Regula Picca C
Revue 130 C
Revue 135 Symbol LOMO Smena Symbol
Revue 190 SMA
Revue 200 C King Regula Picca CB
Revue 250 B Regula Sprinty C (?)
Revue 250 CS Regula Sprinty C (?)
Revue 230 F
Revue 280 AF Zoom
Revue 300 C King Regula Picca CLK
Revue 350 F Haking Autoflash 35
Revue 350 F2
Revue 350 FM Haking Halina MW 35E
Revue 400 C King Regula Picca-mat
Revue 400 L
Revue 400 S Vivitar 35EE
Revue 400SE Vivitar 35ES
Revue 400SE 25
Revue 450AF Haking Halina AF700
Revue 500AF Chinon 35F-A
Revue 500AF Super Mamiya U AF
Revue 500EF Chinon 35F-EE
Revue 520 AF
Revue 530 AF
Revue 540 AF
Revue 550 AF
Revue 560 AF
Revue 600 AF motor
Revue 600 AF Zoom Chinon Zoom 60 mini
Revue 650 Auto Focus Chinon 35FS-A
Revue 700 EL Chinon 35 (black, with self-timer like Chinon 35EE)
Revue 700 SEL Chinon 35 (black, with self-timer like Chinon 35EE, 700 SEL = 700 EL + flashlight Revue TRON SEL)
Revue 735 AF Zoom
Revue 750AF Chinon Auto 1001
Revue 770AF Kyocera Campus 70
Revue 780AF Yashica Zoomate 80
Revue 825AF-D
Revue 900
Revue 950AF Kyocera Zoomtec 90s
Revue 1000AF Super Zoom Samsung AF Zoom 1050
Revue AF 35 mini Chinon Belami AF
Revue Amigo 2
Revue Amigo 3 date
Revue Auto S Konica Auto S
Revue Auto S2 Konica Auto S2
Revue Auto S22 Konica Auto S2 "New" or "EL"
Revue AUTO-Matic Konica EE-Matic
Revue Automatic C
Revue AUTO-Matic C Deluxe 2 Konica EE-Matic Deluxe F
Revue AW600 Chinon Splash AF
Revue AW700 P
Revue Flash
Revue Horizont KMZ Horizont (I)
Revue Mini Shot
Revue Mini Compact
Revue M35 Motordrive
Revue N Beier Beirette
Revue Panorama Ansco Pix Panorama
Revue Slimshot
Revue Zoom 28 AF
Revue Zoom Date Flash Fujica Zoom Date  

SLR

sold as original camera
Revue AC 3 Chinon CE-4s
Revue AC 3s Chinon CE-4s (with elements of Chinon CE-5 like autofocus contacts)
Revue AC 4 Chinon CP-5 Twin Program
Revue AC 5 Chinon CP-7m
Revue AC-6AF Chinon CP-9AF
Revue AC 7 Yashica 107 MP
Revue AC 8 Yashica 108 MP
Revue ALPA 10d ALPA 10d
Revue AM Mamiya ZE-2
Revue AT-m Cosina CT9
Revue Auto-Reflex Konica Autoreflex
Revue Auto-Reflex P Konica Autoreflex P
Revue Autoreflex TTL Konica Autoreflex T
Revue Auto-Lux 35 Mamiya Auto-Lux 35
Revue AX3 Chinon CA-4s
Revue BC 2 Pentacon Praktica BMS
Revue DF-300 Seagull DF-300
Revue FX4 Pentacon Praktica PL nova I B
Revue ML Pentacon Praktica MTL 5 B
Revue Reflex Cds Ricoh 35 Flex Cds
Revue SC 3 Chinon CM-4s
Revue SC 4 Cosina CT1 Super (black)
Revue SC 4-m Cosina CT1 Super (chrome)
Revue SC5 Cosina C1s
Revue SC 5 auto Cosina C2
Revue Solar 100 Ricoh XR Solar
Revue SR Konica FP
Revue TTL Konica Autoreflex T
Revue V6 Petri Penta V6
Revue X-4M Mamiya ZE-X
REVUEFLEX
Revueflex KMZ Zenit 3M
Revueflex 1000 S Chinon CS
Revueflex 1000S TTL Chinonflex TTL
Revueflex 1001 Chinon (chrome, exclusive design e.g. different prism housing)
Revueflex 2000 CL Chinon CX (chrome)
Revueflex 2002 Chinon CX II (chrome, exclusive design e.g. different prism housing)
Revueflex 3000 SL Chinon CX (black)
Revueflex 3000 SM Chinon CX II (black)
Revueflex 3003 Chinon CX II (black, exclusive design e.g. different prism housing)
Revueflex 4000 EE Chinon CE Memotron
Revueflex 4004 Chinon CE II Memotron (black, exclusive design e.g. different prism housing, sold with 1.7/55 lens)
Revueflex 5000 EE Chinon CE II Memotron
Revueflex 5005 Chinon CE II Memotron (black, exclusive design e.g. different prism housing, sold with 1.4/55 lens)
Revueflex AC1 Chinon CE-3 Memotron
Revueflex AC 2 Chinon CE-4
Revueflex ACX Chinon CA-4
Revueflex B KMZ Zenit B
Revueflex E KMZ Zenit E
Revueflex EE 303 Cosina Hi-Lite ECL
Revueflex EM KMZ Zenit EM
Revueflex LTL Wirgin Edixa Prismaflex LTL
Revueflex reflex BL Pentacon Praktica LB
Revueflex reflex TL Pentacon Praktica LTL
Revueflex S 200 Pentacon Praktica L2
Revueflex SC 1 Chinon CM-3
Revueflex SC 2 Chinon CM-4
Revueflex SD 1 Chinon CS-4
Revueflex SL Pentacon Praktica super TL
Revueflex SL 201 Pentacon Praktica LB 2
Revueflex SL 301 Cosina 4000S (sold with 1.8/50 lens)
Revueflex SLR Chinon SLR
Revueflex SM 302 Cosina Hi-Lite 405
Revueflex T Cosina Hi-Lite
Revueflex TL Cosina 1000S
Revueflex TL 1 Pentacon Praktica MTL 3
Revueflex TL 25 Pentacon Praktica MTL 3, Praktica MTL 5
Revueflex TL 202 Pentacon Praktica LTL 3
Revueflex TL 300 Cosina 4000S (sold with 2.8/55 lens)
Revueflex TTL Petri FTX
 

120 film

sold as original camera
Revue 6.6 Salyut
Revue 6x6 Seagull 4A
Revue C3 Mamiya C3
Revue C33 Mamiya C33
Revue-Six

127 film

sold as original camera
Optomax-S Komaflex-S

APS film

sold as original camera
Revue X1 Chinon AP700S
Revue Z1

110 film

sold as original camera
Revue Pocket 10
Revue Pocket 50 Agfamatic 2008
Revue Pocket 202
Revue Pocket 205 Minimatic
Revue Pocket 250
Revue Flash Pocket 300 Agfamatic 3000 Flash Pocket
Revue Pocket 303
Revue Pocket 450 Agfamatic 4008
Revue Tele Pocket 150 Agfamatic 1008 tele pocket
Revue 300 TW
 

126 film

sold as original camera
Revue matic 50
Revue-matic 100
Revue-matic 101
Revue-matic 110
Revue-matic 150 EE
Revue-matic 150 Electric
Revue-matic 220
Revue-matic 250
Revue-matic 300 EE
Revue-matic 330
Revue-matic 350 CA Bilora Bilomatic CA
Revue-matic 440
Revue-matic 500 Minolta Autopak 500
Revue-matic Super
Revue-standard
Revueflex TLS-C Ricoh 126c-Flex TLS

Instant

sold as original camera
Revue Direct 700F Keystone
Revue 600 Polaroid
Revue 640 Polaroid
Revue 1001 Polaroid

Disc

  • Revue Disc F 1001
  • Revue Disc F 2000
  • Revue Disc F 2002
  • Revue Disc MF 4004
  • Revue Disc MFC 6006

Other

Digital

  • Revue DC 310
  • Revue DC 800
  • Revue DC 2300
  • Revue DC 3330
  • Revue DC 4300
  • Revue DC 4400
  • Revue DC 5100

Links

Notes

  1. Revue 8 x 30 Type A-A-38494 binoculars
  2. Christoph Jehle. ORWO-Net-GmbH-uebernimmt-die-Marken-Foto-Quelle-und-Revue photoscala.de, 3 Dec. 2009, in German
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