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Balda Frontbox ver. 4 by Ryszard Kobus

The Balda-Werk / Dresden was a manufacturer cameras of box type since 1930. A total of 4 versions with different the front panel were manufactured.

Balda Frontbox ver. 4, shown in the picture, was manufactured from 1938. The Balda Frontbox is a camera on film type 120 with frame 6x9. A simple rotary shutter type with setting one constant time and B was assembled. It is equipped with lens Periskop1:11 (doublet) type a fix focus. There is no flash lamp socket. As additional equipment was produced yellow-green filter applied to the lens. Only model 4 was equipped with the Periskop lens, the other models were simpler Meniskuslinse type lenses. The Box Balda cameras had an interesting solution. Placed inside the housing was the special key

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Balda Frontbox wit key to the film setting by Ryszard Kobus

to the film setting.

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