Altix IIIA is a 35mm film interchangeable lens viewfinder camera made by Altissa and introduced in c.1949. This model is the first 24x36mm format camera of the Altix series. [1]

See also the article Altix.

Altissa Altix IIIA 01

Altix IIIA

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Altix IIIA

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Altix IIIA

Altissa Altix IIIA 04

Altix IIIA images by Süleyman Demir


  • Engraving on the top plate: Altix
  • Lens: E.Ludwig Meritar V 50mm f/2.9
  • Mount: screw 29mm, filter slip-on
  • Lens release: simply turn to counter-clockwise
  • Aperture: up to f/16, no click stops, setting: by lens front ring and scale
  • Focus range: 0.75-12m +inf
  • Focusing: manual helicoid focusing, guess the distance, ring and scale on the lens
  • Shutter: everset leaf shutter, (name ?); speeds: 1/25, 1/50,1/100 +B; setting: ring and scale behind the lens flange
  • Cocking and Shutter release: by the same button on the top cover, w/cable release socket, pressing once cocks the shutter and fires, not works without the film in the camera, (double exposure prevention)
  • Winding knob: on the left of the top plate
  • Frame counter: additive type, manual reset, window on the top-plate
  • Viewfinder: reverse telescopic finder
  • Re-wind knob: on the right of the top plate
  • Re-wind release: ?
  • Flash PC socket: two, old type, on the front cover
  • Cold-shoe: none
  • Self-timer: none
  • Film loading: bottom loading, removable take-up spool; hinged film pressure plate, bottom plate opens by a knob on it, A open, Z close
  • Exposure table on the back cover
  • Tripod socket: two, 3/8" and 1/4"
  • Strap lugs: none
  • Body: metal; Weight: 445g
  • Serial no. none

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. McKeown's p.257


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