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Camera industry in Dresden
Balda | Certo | Eho-Altissa | Eichapfel | Ernemann | Feinmess | Heyde | Hamaphot | Huth | Hüttig | ICA | Ihagee | Kochmann | Kerman | KW | Eugen Loeber | Ludwig | Mentor | Merkel | Meyer | Mimosa | Pentacon | Richter | Sommer | Stübiger | Unger & Hoffmann | Werner | Wünsche | Zeiss Ikon | Zeh
Camera distributors in Dresden
Camera industry in Freital
Beier | Pouva | Thowe | Welta

Bernhard Sommer was a manufacturer of focal-plane shutters in Dresden.[1] The firm made some cameras:

  • Sport R.1 press camera 6.5x9cm (perhaps other sizes) strut-folding press camera with 11.3cm f/4.5 Meyer Satz-Plasmat.[1][2]
  • Night Camera, about 1930 (so described by Westlicht: quite probably not the name Sommer gave the camera): a copy of the Ermanox combining Sommer's shutter (speeds 1/25 - 1/1000 second) with a 9cm f/1.5 Plasmat, with helical focusing on a rigid lens-tube, and a Newton finder, as in the Ermanox.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes on Sommer and the 6.5x9cm Sport R.1 press camera at Collection Appareils
  2. 'Press camera', very probably a Sport R.1, with the same lens, sold at Christie's in 1996;no picture.
  3. Night Camera sold at the thirteenth Westlicht Photographica Auction, in June 2008: several photos of the camera.