Favorit - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Favorit

Model 266

Ica

Dresden

Germany

Image of Favorit

Lens:
f4.5, 15 cm Zeiss Tessar, iris diaphragm to f36. Serial no. 431514 (c. 1921).

Shutter:
Dial-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/150, B, T. Serial no. 307067.

Construction:
Polished teak with black and nickel fittings, black painted front standard and other parts. Black leather bellows and focusing hood.

Format:
9 x 12 cm plates held in slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to c. 2 feet, scale to 2 metre. Double extension.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Spirit level. Reversing back. Drop-bed.

Movements:
Rise and cross front. Tilting back via drop-bed.

Serial Number:
F42644 (c. 1918) .

With:
Focusing screen.

The Favorit was produced by Wünsche prior to the Ica merger. Production ceased within a few years of the merger of Ica into Zeiss-Ikon. The Favorit was made in 9 x 12 cm, 10 x 15 cm and 13 x 18 cm sizes. Either a Tessar or Protar lens was fitted. Some models have a frame finder.

References & Notes:
BJA 1927, p. 705.


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