Strange Robot Royal II - screwmount lens and no rangefinder?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by cmo, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. cmo

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    Does anyone know more about this rare beauty?

    It seems to be a Robot Royal Mod. II - which is already very rare - but mine looks slightly different than one I saw on ebay: the accessory shoe is much higher. It seems as if not all of those 1000 that were built were made the same way.

    Is this the "Dr. Strangelove Edition"? :blink:

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  2. Paul Howell

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    I had a Robot without a rangerfinder, but like you said seems very differnt, even the logo looks more "modern".
     
  3. cmo

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    I will put that baby into the Classifieds - maybe a collector needs it.
     
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    NOOOOO, don't sell it to a collector. That camera just screams street cred! It needs to be used (way out of my price range though....)
     
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    A friend had a Robot with no rangefinder but a 75 mm lens that his father had pulled from a downed Me109 during the war. It was a gun camera.