Zeiss-Ikon Kolibri camera

Made:
1930-1934 in Germany
maker:
Zeiss Ikon AG

Solid body camera for 127 rollfilm 3x4cm; Novar anastigmat lens F:5cm f/3.5; no. 1283997; Rimset Compur shutter 1-1/300 sec; Helical focusing; lens on pull-out tube; folding optical frame finder.

This was a high-quality pocket camera advertised as 'the new all year round camera, no opening for use, simply draw out the lens in its focusing mount'. It became known as 'the poor man's Leica'.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/6638
type:
camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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