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Adox Start is a folding film camera manufactured by Adox Fotowerke, Wiesbaden, West Germany. Adox Start is a simplified version of the folding Adox Sport series. Special feature of this model is marked on the back cover : Made in Germany U.S. Zone

SpecificationsEdit

  • Model: 1950, (produced only in 1950)
  • Format: 120 roll, picture size: 6x9cm
  • Lens: Steinheil-Cassar VL 105mm f/6,3 coated, filter slip-on, Aperture: f/6.3 - f/32; There is a kind of Exposure Value index on the aperture scale that the aperture numbers match with speeds
  • Focusing: manual front element focusing, guess the distance, Focus range: 1.5-20m +inf
  • Shutter: Vario leaf shutter, (made by Alfred Gauthier, Culmbach), speeds: 1/25-1/75-1/200 +B
  • Cocking lever: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Shutter release: a button on the top plate
  • Cable release socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Viewfinder: simple folding frame finder
  • Bellows: single extension
  • Others: Flash PC socket; Tripod socket: old type 3/8'; Hand grip lugs
  • Body: metal; Weight: 593g

HistoryEdit

A brief history: Adox company is also called Dr.C.Schleussner Fotowerke GmbH. The company's founder, Dr. Carl Schleussner, did pioneering work on the wet-collodion process during the early years of photography, and founded the worlds first photochemical factory in 1860. Working with the physicist Wilhelm Röntgen, discoverer of X-rays, Dr. Schleussner invented the first X-ray plate. Also, film and B&W paper sold under the Adox brand name. They produced some camera models from the 1930s to the early 1960s, and the most advanced is Adox 300 with interchangeable film magazines.

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