Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by rick_van_nooij, Feb 10, 2014.
The camera show ins not Robot II, it is
The experts disagree with you there;
Robot Camera resource site (in German).
They are still very much Robot II bodies
Serial beginning with F = Robot Luftwaffen-Eigentum
There was NO Robot camera in Berning's catalog named the "Robot Luftwaffen-eigentum". It makes no sense.
"Luftwaffen-eigentum" just denodes that it was Airforce Property. They were made to order for them (hence the double spring motor, lack of viewfinder and F in the serial number) But again, they are basically still Robot II cameras.
of course the Robot Luftwaffen-Eigentum (note the capital letter E) is an altered Robot II body. And of course a camera that is commissioned by the Air Force wouldn't have been in the consumer's catalogue. The only thing I was pointing out is the relationship between the serial prefix F an the camera type.
My all black Robot Luftwaffen Eigentum
Serial number F575xx-6
Unfortunately, the shutter of this camera is jammed. I Keep it as a show piece.
"LUFTWAFEN EIGENTUM" stamped at camera back
The lens a Carl Zeiss Sonnar 1:4 75mm lens also has "LUFTWAFFEN EIGENTUM" stamped at back end of lens
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