Sida Gesellschaft für photographische Apparate mbH was a German camera-maker in the 1930s, which also produced its cameras in several other European countries. The company was founded in 1934 by Fritz Kaftanski in Berlin, but because of anti-Jewish laws in Germany at that time, the company was for official purposes owned by his associate Karl Gumpel. The company was sold in 1935.
- Sida (1936): metal-bodied viewfinder camera for 25x25-mm images on special, unperforated 35mm roll-film.
- Sida Standard (1938): later, metal-bodied version of the Sida; hardly changed.
- Sida Extra (1938): later, plastic-bodied version of the Sida.
- Turf (1938-9): a bakelite-bodied folder for 4.5x6-cm exposures on special roll-film.
- Turf Extra (1939): a new version of the Turf, now for 120 film.
- Turf 40; a version of the Turf designed for 6x9-cm exposures, but not actually made.
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- Fritz Kaftanski page at Fotofex Camera Page
- Sida cameras at Collection Appareils (in French)