Camera of week 2 – Pilot Reflex
Ok about camera. It was made from 1931 to 1937 in Germany. It is 127 film TLR and takes 3×4 cm frames. What makes this camera unusual is that it is foldable TLR, never heard of it, huh? Me too 🙂 There were made bunch of foldable TLR`s in pre-war Germany. It had 4 possible lenses f/3.5 Elmar, an f/2.0 Biotar, an f/2.9 Xenar or an f/2.8 Tessar, but lenses were not changeable
I couldn`t find any on sale in Keh.com or Ebay.com. Only place were i could find price was here, this site collects prices of old camera sold in auction houses. While prices of common 35mm SLR`s may be too exaggerated here, some more rare cameras have good price assumption and is good place to see what camera is worth. Price of this camera is very dependent on condition while good ones are selling near 1000$, bad ones are just over 100$.