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Amigo-Werk was perhaps a German optical company based in Berlin. Lenses inscribed both Amigo–Werk, Berlin and Amigo–Anastigmat (either in lowercase or in capital letters) have been observed on Japanese cameras of the late 1920s or early 1930s. It was reportedly mounted on Mikuni cameras in the 1920s.[1]

List of known lenses:

  • Amigo-Anastigmat 13.5cm f/4.5 no.51160, capital markings, with a Vario shutter on an unknown plate folder[2]
  • Amigo-Anastigmat 10.5cm f/4.5 no.52847, lowercase markings, with a Compur shutter on a plate folder presented as a Mikuni[3]
  • Amigo-Anastigmat 10.5cm f/4.5 no.53030, capital markings, with a Perfect shutter on an unknown camera[4]
  • Amigo-Anastigmat 10.5cm f/4.5, capital markings, with a Vario shutter on a plate folder presented as a First[5]

Notes Edit

  1. Lewis, p.44.
  2. Lens observed in an online auction.
  3. Lens pictured in this page at Handmade and Classic Camera.
  4. Lens pictured in Tanimura, p.97 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.12.
  5. Lens pictured in Sugiyama, item 1042.

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