Sociedad Ibero-Americana de la Historia
de la Fotografia Museo Fotográfico y Archivo Historico "Adolfo Alexander"
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Here Mr. Strobel tells his experience in camera making.
In high school and college I shot Kodachrome slides until 1960. Soon I decided to make my own camera. I cut out the parts from a cookie sheet and assembled it with aluminum solder and stubbornness in my college dorm room. The lens was borrowed from the enlarger that I was no longer using, having switched over to 127 Ektachrome "superslides" (40x40mm). It was a Tessar 1:3.5, f = 7.5cm, Carl Zeiss Jena in a Compur-Rapid shutter. The pop-up viewfinder was a found leftover. I had to watch for the the number in the red rear window while advancing the film, and loosen a screw (center left side) to open it and relace the film! The inside was painted flat black, with a light blocking channel around the front frame. It's just 2-3/8 inches (60mm) wide. There's a tripod mount on the right side. Focusing was improvised by rotating the threaded front lens element. In the photo you can see the index mark I installed left of the lens, but the calibrated focusing scale got detached. (It's around here somewhere, but I haven't used this camera for forty years.) I actually did use it for three or four years!
View finder, shutter and lens taken from a 4.5x6 cm Ikonta A type 521
Reversed Galilei finder.
Compur Rapid 1 to 1/500 +B unsynched shutter.
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 3.5/75mm N° 2744043
Production year = 1941
The CameraStrobel uses 127 film giving 8 pictures 4x 6.5 cm on vertical format.
Advance knob taken from Ful-Vue box camera from Ensign.
This is an Ikonta A type 521 produced in 1950
Slight differences in shutter, lens type and have a larger finder.
Ensign Ful-Vue pseudo-reflex box camera 1950
Henry Strobel & Sons, Oregon
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