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Cero-Phot is a medium format viewfinder like box camera manufactured by Certo Kamera Werk (Gönna & Söhne), Dresden, former Eastern Germany and introduced c.1958. The camera is little more than a box camera with its simple meniskus type lens . Certo-Phot is an evolution model of Certina.



  • Film: roll 120 film, picture size 6x6cm
  • Lens: simple meniscus type, Achromat 75mm f/8
  • Aperture: holes on sliding disc, f/8 and f/11
  • Focusing: zone focusing via the ring on the lens, scale for flash distance and aperture
  • Focus range: 1.5-10m +inf.
  • Shutter: one speed, spring loaded rotary shutter, bulb (B) and moment (M) around 1/50
  • Shutter release: on the right of the top plate w/ cable release socket
  • Vievfinder: simple reverse telescopic finder
  • Winding knob: on the left of the top plate, with double exposure prevention
  • Flash PC socket: on the front barrel
  • Cold-shoe
  • Back cover: removable, w/ red window, opens by a latch on the left side of the camera
  • Tripod socket: 1/4"
  • Body: metallic
  • Strap lugs


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