Linhof Technika 70 - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Linhof Technika 70

c. 1963

Nikolaus Karpf KG. Präzisions-Kamera-Werke

Munich

West Germany

Image of Linhof Technika 70

Lens:
f5.6, 100 mm Schneider Symmar, iris diaphragm to f45. Convertible lens comprising: two f12, 175 mm groups, iris to f45. Serial no. 11612745 (1971).

Shutter:
Synchro-Compur, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. Focusing setting. Delayed action. X, M flash synchronisation.

Construction:
Metal body, leather bellows.

Format:
6 x 9 cm exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows. Triple extension. Scale to 4 feet. Rack and pinion movement. Infinity catches for each lens.

Attributes:
Coupled rangefinder, swing prism, active to 2 ½ feet. Lenses coupled via interchangeable cam matched to individual lens. Bright-line direct-vision view-finder with outline for 53 mm, 100 mm, 180 mm lenses, there was a switch to turn off the 180 mm frame. Parallax correction to 4 feet. Frames also show field reduction for close focus. Indicator in finder shows limit of parallax compensation. Vertical plumb indicator in viewfinder.
Auto-stop on film advance when using Super Rollex back.
Selenium exposure meter, match needle type. Scaled: f2.8 - f32, 60s - 1/500, 6 - 6400 ASA, 9 - 39 DIN. Sliding baffle for incident light measurement.
Focusing lock. Drop-bed. Revolving back. Spring back with Fresnel focusing screen.

Movements:
Rise and cross front. Tilting front. Tilt and swing back.

Serial Number:
17710778 .

With:

  • f4, 53 mm Schneider Super Angulon. Iris diaphragm to f32. Synchro-Compur, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. Focusing setting. Delayed action. X, M flash synchronisation. On panel. Front and rear caps. Serial no. 11800295 (c. 1971).
  • f4.5, 180 mm Linhof-Tele-Technikon. Iris diaphragm to f45. Synchro-Compur, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. Focusing setting. Delayed action. X, M flash synchronisation. On panel. Front and rear caps. Serial no. 6764173.
  • 3 double dark-slides, 6.5 x 9 cm, in boxes. Super Rollex back for 6 x 9 cm exposures on 120 roll-film.
  • Front and rear caps for Symmar. Anatomical grip. Mirror focusing hood.
  • Lens shade with adapters for all lenses.
  • Linhof 70 mm diameter filters to fit lens shade: UV, Yellow, Orange, Red. Linhof orange filter, 51 mm screw fit for 180 mm lens.
  • Pamphlets: "Technika 70", No. 6603/11; "Important Information on Filters", No. 6308/7; "Lens Shade/filter Holder and Filters", No. 6603/6.
  • Linhof metal outfit case.
  • Tripod with pan & tilt head. Code nos. S79 and 56.

The Linhof Technika 70 was intended for both hand-held and tripod-mounted work, it has aspects of fast-handling press cameras and technical stand cameras. It was especially suitable for location work in the areas of industrial and commercial photography.

For hand-held use the camera has a very large finder showing frames for three lenses, combined with the finder is a coupled rangefinder. For technical use there is a full set of movements to the front and rear standards together with a drop-bed and a bellows extension enabling macro (and long-focus) use.

There were different versions for different lens combinations: 65-100-180 mm, 53-80-180 mm and 53-100-180 mm. Cams could be supplied for different lens focal-lengths but the frames shown in the finder were fixed to these options. Also the frames were applicable to the 56 x 72 mm image size.

Accessories included

  • Dark slides.
  • Super Rollex back for 6 x 9 on 120 roll-film.
  • Super Rollex back for 10, 56 x 72 on 120 roll-film.
  • Cine Rollex back for 53, 56 x 72 roll-film. This was Linhof's Ideal format.
  • Polaroid back.
  • Sportsfinder.
  • Anatomical Grip.
  • Lens Hood and drop-in filter holder.
  • Focusing slide for macro or stereo photography.
  • Microscope adapter.
  • Close-up Focal Frame Finder.

References & Notes:
BJA 1958 p. 209. Anatomical grip.

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