Linhof Aero Technika

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The Aero Technika cameras are aerial cameras made by Linhof. Some of the cameras were used by several NASA/ESA space missions. The original Aero Technika was developed in 1972/73.[1] It uses 126mm rollfilm with motorized film advance. The film cassettes are for 150 exposures. A vacuum film cassette holder keeps film exactly flat in the focal plane. Interchangeable lenses with focal lengths between 90mm and 250mm can be used, according to Linhof's own site;[1] however, an outfit sold at Westlicht includes a 75 mm lens.[2] The lenses each have their own shutter.


  1. 1.0 1.1 History page at Linhof, with images of this and other Linhof aerial cameras.
  2. Aero Technika 45 outfit inclding camera body serial no. 6575009, with Carl Zeiss Biogon 75 mm f/4.5 (apparently fixed-focus; the lens is labelled 'adjusted to 1000 m') and Schneider Apo-Symmar 150 mm f/5.6 and Tele-Arton 250 mm f/5.6 lenses with focus-rings; sold at the 24th Westlicht Photographica Auction, on 23 November 2013.