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Berning Robot IIa (1951-1954)

Produsent: Otto Berning & Co., Schwelm i Tyskland.

Opptrekkskamera: Mekanisk fremtrekksmotor som er drevet av en kraftig fjær som trekkes opp.

Format: 24×24 (135-filmkasett, med mulighet for raske serier (inntil 50 eksp)

Objektiv: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1:1,9/40 (Utskiftbart med andre objektiver (spesiell type) med skrufatning fra Zeiss og Schneider).

Serienummer: C101209

En variant av Robot II var et av Luftwaffes skytekamera på jagerfly under annen verdenskrig.

Kameraet er nesten strøkent, men har noen merker etter bruk. Det følger med original embalasje, to stk. brosjyrer pluss mye mer (se bilder).

Prisvurdering: Collectiblend: Berning Robot: Robot IIa

 

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The Robot was made by Otto Berning & Co. in Schwelm, Westphalia. This internationally much advertised steel-camera of the ingenious constructor Heinz Kilfitt had two remarkable features, first a modern type of film advance with double exposure lock and coupled shutter cocking, and second a multi-speed kind of rotating shutter from Gauthier, made completely of metal.

Two versions of the Robot were launched in 1935: The Robot 1 and Robot 2, the Robot 1 with this feature: After release for one exposure the shutter was locked until the shutter was cocked and the film advanced with it. Both versions had the following features: The film had to be loaded into one “K-cassette”. After having made the 50 possible 24x24mm exposures the film was coiled in a second K-cassette.

The Robot shutter was an own category. The cameras were equipped with fine Zeiss or Schneider lenses. The Robot 2’s special feature was the most significant for the whole camera series: a strong spring motor for film advance, made by the Black Forest clock maker Baeuerle & Söhne. That allowed to make a series of images in a few seconds. Maybe this feature plus the camera’s robust stainless steel body made it one of the prefered cameras of the German army. Especially the German Luftwaffe owned special versions of it with more robust spring motor and a 75mm Xenar lens. The prewar models were equipped with a hybrid finder.

In 1939 the design was changed, with the finder inside the camera top. This design is called the Robot II.

The Robot IIa was launched in 1951 It was modified for use with standard 35mm film cartridges. By 1962, the two main models were the Robot Star II and the Robot Royal (Kilde: Camerapedia.wikia.com).

With: Original Box & Manual, Extra Film Spools and more.

Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1:1,9/40

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