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The Silar is a high-specification folding-bed view camera, sold by Porst and Meyer, but made by Perka Präzisions-Camerawerk between about 1922 and 1930, and subsequently made by Linhof when Perka closed.[1] The camera is identical to Perka's own Perka cameras, or later to any of several Linhof cameras. It has a triple-extension bellows, rotating back, drop bed, and front rise, shift and tilt (20º each of the front board and of the drop bed).[2]


McKeown lists the Silar in 4.5x6 cm, 6.5x9 cm, 9x12 cm, 10x15 cm and 13x18 cm plate sizes.[1]

  • 6.5x9 cm
    • with Meyer Görlitz Doppel Plasmat 10.5 cm f/4.5[3]
  • 9x12


  1. 1.0 1.1 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). p. 625 (Linhof), 668-9 (Meyer) and 778-9(Perka)).
  2. Which can be set at the standard 90º, as well as 110º.
  3. Yalluflex via Flickr
  4. Seen on eBay December 2012.