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Erika I

Erika I image by Thomas Knorre

Erika is a series of folding plate film cameras made by Beier. They have basic single extension bellows and with wooden bodies. After about 1930s, the bodies were metal. [1]

ModelsEdit

Erika IEdit

  • Produced between c.1925-30
  • Film: plate or plane film
  • Formats: 6.5x9cm, 9x12cm, and 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch (1/4 plate English format) models
  • Lens: Betar-Anastigmat 135mm f/4,5 [2]
  • Aperture: f/4.5-f/36
  • Shutter: Vario 1/25-1/100 +T & B
  • Viewfinder: ground-glass plate, waist level brilliant finder and wire frame sports finder
  • Vertical and horizontal moving lens standard
  • Rack and pinion focusing
  • Single extension bellows
  • Two 3/8" tripod sockets
  • Cameras with Vario shutter are very rare

Erika IIEdit

  • Produced between c.1925-33
  • Film: film packs, plate or plane film
  • Formats: 6.5x9cm, 9x12cm, and 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch (1/4 plate English format) models
  • Lens: Betar-Anastigmat 135mm f/4,5
  • Aperture: f/4.5-f/36
  • Shutter: Vario 1/25-1/100 +T & B
  • Viewfinder: ground-glass plate, waist level brilliant finder and wire frame sports finder
  • Vertical and horizontal moving lens standard
  • Rack and pinion focusing
  • Single extension bellows
  • Two 3/8" tripod sockets

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. McKeown's p.119
  2. It was offered many lens/shutter combinations that usual at its times. This data is for example.

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