Kola - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Kola

1930s

Image of Kola

Lens:
f3.5, 5 cm Schneider Radionar, iris diaphragm to f16.

Shutter:
Vario, speeds 1/25 - 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
12, 4 x 4 cm exposures on 127 roll-film and exposures on 35 mm film held in cassettes.

Focusing:
Front-cell to 1 metre.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder with mask for when 35 mm film is used.
Film advance indicated by red window (roll-film). Not coupled to shutter. Frame counter to 30 for (35 mm film).

Serial Number:
K404 .

With:
Cassette.

The Kola is a superbly constructed camera that came in several different finishes with different lens and shutter combinations. It is unusual in taking exposures on either roll-film or 35 mm film held in cassettes. 35 mm film was held in velvet lined cassettes they were released from the film chambers by pins on the top of the camera, the film was not sprocket fed.

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