Zeh Sport

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There is also a folding plate camera called the Sport, also made by Zeh, in about 1933.

The Sport (or Zeca-Sport) is a self-erecting folding rollfilm camera made in about 1937 by Paul Zeh in Dresden. It takes 2¼×3¼ inch exposures on 120 film. McKeown[1] describes it as a simplified version of the Primus ( the folder with which Zeh replaced the Bettax), which has a shutter release on the body; however, the example in the lower picture here has this facility. The Primus was sold with a wider choice of lenses and shutters. For the Sport, McKeown lists only the 10.5 cm f/6.3 Zecanar anastigmat, and the Stelo shutter, but again, both examples pictured here have an f/4.5 Zecanar, and the example in the lower picture has a Pronto shutter. Better-specified examples have been seen in on-line auctions, for example with a Xenar and Compur shutter.[2]

The camera has a folding frame viewfinder on the body, and a brilliant finder, which rotates for portrait or landscape orientation. Like most Zeh folders, it has a winding key rather than a knob.


Notes

  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). p1033.
  2. Seen on Ebay in July 2012.