1930's and 35mm Cameras

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  1. Java

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    Leica rangefinders appeared in the 1930s and I think the Contax II & III but where there any other 35mm cameras that appeared between 1920-1940?

    Or were they all medium and large format cameras.
     
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    A lot, Exacta, Praktina (just), Super Nettel (Zeiss), Retina (Kodak/Nagel) to name a few, mainly in the 30's.

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    Argus. In fact, just the other day I bought an Argus AF (c. 1937) at a flea market for five bucks on an impulse.
     
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    1935 Certo SuperSport Dolly is a 120 film folder with an f/2.8 7,5 cm Zeiss lens.

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    The Autocinephot/Debrie Sept.
    The first stills (also) camera that used 35 mm film. Late 1910s, early 1920s.
     
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    Remember that the Kodak Retina from 1934 was the first 35mm camera to use the modern 135-cassette.

    I have Retinas, a Balda Baldina and a Certo Dollina. Welta also made some 35mm cameras.
     
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    Also, from Zeiss Ikon: Contaflex twin-lens reflex, Nettax rangefinder (built on the Super Nettel platform), Tenax II and the Tenax I.

    A piece of trivia about the Tenax cameras. The Tenax II was introduced before the Tenax I -- probably the first time the "II" version of a camera was introduced before the "I." Note that both are marked Tenax.
     
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    Regarding Canon's early days, despite being named "Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory," Canon -- bizarrely enough -- couldn't produce its own lenses and used Nikkor lenses.
     
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    In addition to those already mentioned:

    Exakta (really someone should have come up with this one earlier...); Praktiflex; Univex Mercury; Russian Sport and FED; Jaeger LeCoultre Compass; Agfa/Ansco Memo; Agfa Karat; Asahi Bussan (Ricoh) "Super Olympic"; Kodak No. 00 Cartidge Premo*; Zeiss Ikon Unette*; Ernemann Bobette*; Tourist Multiple; Jules Richard Homeos; Rothgiesser & Schlossman Rothschloss; Tougodo Meisupi, Meikai & Hobix; Anderson; Smith; Simplex; Schoenander; Minigraph; Cyclocamera; Autocinephot; Hewit-Beaufort; Morsolin Argus (Italy); Le Phototank; Cosmos 35; Mentor Werke Kamera Rapid; Seischab Esco; Werke Simons Sico*; E. Guérin & Cie. Furet; Debrie Sept; Mollier & Demaison Le Cent Vue; Krauss Eka; Van Remorteel Photorette; La Cinescopie...

    Some were earlier than 1920, none later than 1939.

    * Used unperfed 35mm film with a paper backing, much like 828 film
     
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    Obviously you can't read properly :D
     
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    Yes... the Autocinephot/Debrie Sept had already been mentioned too.
    :wink:

    Wasn't what i said it was: the first 35 mm film using camera.
    Sorry!
     
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    And don't forget the... Uhm... Uuuhm... Oh, cr*p. :confused: :sad:
     
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    Contax I in 24x36, 35mm Robot I 24x24 non standard cassettes, AgFa Karat non standard cartridges and lots of cheap 127 film cameras?

    Way too many others, to attempt to recall.

    Quite like my Fed I toilet seat.

    Sneaky to pick a standard cassettte different from Leitz's.

    Noel