Ihagee Venus

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The Ihagee Venus and the Venus 610 was a folding camera made by Ihagee in Dresden. It was optimized for exposures in horizontal format. McKeown [1] lists four models, the first three have leather-covered wooden bodies (1920-31) the fourth has a leather-covered metal body (1931-35). Various lens and shutter combinations, radial focussing.

  • Type: folding-bed plate camera
  • Manufacturer: Ihagee
  • Year of launch: 1920
  • Film: 6.5×9cm plates
  • Lens: Ihagee Triplex Anastigmat 1:4.5 / 10.5 cm
  • Shutter: Ibsor, speeds 1 sec. to 1/125 sec.
  • Aperture: 1:4.5 to 1:36
  • Finders: Brilliant viewfinder and sports finder


  1. 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 431-432.