Interesting old press camera by Bertram

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by brian, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Spotted this auction on eBay UK. Never seen this camera before, though the family resemblance to later press cameras is clear. Interesting what turns up on eBay.
    P.S. I have no connection with or interest in this auction.
  2. Hi!

    I noticed that auction too, but I don't think that is very rare, well at least I have seen Bertrams for sale quite often in many camerashops around the globe. An oddball among presscams, but a nice one at that.


    P.S. added a few cameras to my pages
  3. If you don't like/want this camera go along to his shop - Real Camera Co in Manc as he has loads and loads of lovely old cameras and, he is a 'nice bloke'
  4. Bertram 6X9 camera surprised me a lot with its high-end design (for its 50es): the parallax auto compensation ability, viewing field automatically switching in the VF and automatic distance scale for each lens, wide range of rear tilts and swings. It has very accurate rangefinder and smooth focusing knob, double (outer and inner) bellows. It has the push-pull front panel, not falling Linhof's front bed, tiny and coated Schneider’ s lenses: Angulon 65mm & 75mm, Tele Xenar 180mm, Xenar 3.5/100mm, behind the lens shutter, Plaubel 6x9 film backs and beautifully made double cut film cassettes for its graflock. I find Bertram to be more comfortable and compact than my Linhof Master 23 and Technika 70.

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