Leonar Model A I

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The Leonar Model A I is folding plate camera, format 6x9 cm, produced by the German company Leonar-Werke Arndt & Löwengard in Wandsbek near Hamburg c.1914.

It is described as being similar to the Model C III but with a better finish [1].

The lens is a Leonar Extra Rapid Aplanat 120mm 1:8 in a Leonar everset leaf shutter with speeds of 1/25 1/50 1/100 sec. and B and T [2].


  1. Article "Fotografische Nieuwigheden" (Photography News) as published in the May 1914 issue of the Dutch photography magazine "Lux"
  2. As seen on Leonar camera in Catawiki lot number 17490033 of 2018