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. 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).
McKeown lists the Silar in 4.5x6 cm, 6.5x9 cm, 9x12 cm, 10x15 cm and 13x18 cm plate sizes.
- 6.5x9 cm
- 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)).
- Which can be set at the standard 90º, as well as 110º.
- Yalluflex via Flickr
- Seen on eBay December 2012.