Linhof Aero Technika
|A Linhof Aero Technika|
image by Uwe Kulick (Image rights)
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. 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; however, an outfit sold at Westlicht includes a 75 mm lens. The lenses each have their own shutter.
- History page at Linhof, with images of this and other Linhof aerial cameras.
- 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.