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This web page is devoted to photographic cameras produced during the Soviet age. Copies and derivatives based on the Leica shutter. Our aim is to make easier a fast clasification of the cameras, basing on images in which the differences between the models are shown, and make easier in each case links with other web sites with a lot more of information.
Fondé en 1903 par Benjamin Lihou pour regrouper les membres de l’association photographique qui s’intéressaient plus spécialement à la stéréoscopie, le Stéréo-Club Français (SCF), Association pour l’image en relief, est membre de la Fédération Photographique de France.
The advantages of using a subminiature camera are numerous:
Their size and weight make them easy to take everywhere.
People don’t believe it when you say, “I’m taking your picture”.
Their results are much better than you’d expect, especially with today’s films.
Their history is as fascinating as James Bond.
The cost of using them can be as minuscule as their size.
And best of all — you can still use these fine optical instruments!
If you are more interested in film history, look at some of the famous cameras on display and enjoy reading the accompanying text! Start with the KINEMACOLOR camera and then go to the KONG camera and then to the WINGS camera and then just crash around and look at them all. It’s fun!
Akeley, Universal, Moy, Debrie, Ernemann, Bastie, Bioscope, Pathe, Mitchell BNC, US Cinematograph, G.Gennert, Gustav Amigo, Williamson, DWG, Bell & Howell, Darling, Prestwich, Bass
Auf den folgenden Seiten wird versucht, einen kleinen Einblick in die Geschichte und Entwicklung der dreidimensionalen Bildbetrachtung zu geben.
Es handelt sich hierbei nur um einen bestimmten Zweig der Stereoskopie, der schon erwähnten Betrachtung von stereoskopischen Aufnahmen.
Hierbei geht es in erster Linie um die Variationen von stereoskopischen Bildbetrachtern, der Änderung im Laufe von über 150 Jahren.
Zusammengetragen sind diese Beispiele in einer einzigartigen Sammlung.
Source: Die Stereoskopie
Website devoted to Collecting Antique 19th Century Victorian era Cameras and related Photographica
Mike’s Praktica Collection
The first Praktica was built in 1949 by the Company “Mechanik Kamera Werkstätten VEB Niedersedlitz” which was founded as “Kamera-Werkstätten Guthe & Thorsch GmbH” 1919 by Benno Thorsch and Paul Guthe in Dresden.
In 1989 the Berlin wall was down; the GDR was no more; and a great name was soon fade into history. The famous Pentacon factory in Dresden was shortly closed and with it, unless something unexpected happens, the end of the Praktica SLR.
The following pages contain some information about the history of the Praktica cameras as well as the history of Pentacon Dresden the company which has designed the Praktica SLR ‘s for 31 years. At the end of this time, on October 2, 1990, Pentacon Dresden was the largest and famous German camera producer. The market share of Pentacon was at this time 5% in Germany, 12% in France, 24% in United Kingdom and 30% in the Netherlands (Blumtritt).
My collection contains today 324 different cameras such as Praktica cameras as well as their precursors.