Franz Kochmann was one of the more innovative makers of cameras, with products ranging from a plastics-bodied 35mm half-frame to the much admired 6X6 SLR Reflex-Korelle. Its folding cameras came in a huge variety, and this particular one takes 16 pictures on 127 film. It has a self-errecting frame finder, easy-to-use spool loading system, and corner struts for locating the front. Equipped with top-of-the-range Compur shutter with a top speed of 1/300s, it is nevertheless fitted with a modest Vidar 5cm/4.5 lens by Ludwig. Kochmann continued to manufacture its 6X6 SLR cameras after the war and enjoyed success for some years.
Submited by Samuel Tang.
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