Erneman View Camera
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This Ernemann camera is folding view camera. It is manufactured before
The First World War. The camera uses 9cm * 12cm glass plate negatives
The camera has a medium wide angle lens. The lenses focal lenght is
equivalent to 40mm (approximated) in 35mm cameras. The lens is equipped
with compund shutter
and shutter speeds are
1/100s, 1/50s, 1/25s, 1/5s, 1/2s, 1s (symbol M I), B (symbol Z T) and T
(symbol 0). Lenses aperture scale is not same as in modern lenses. The
scale is from 24 to 3 and it is equivalent to 11 - 32 in modern lenses. In
the lenses scale 24 is the highest aperture and 3 is the lowest. So the
scale is reversed. The lens and front part have texts "Ernemann
Detectiv Aplanat 6.8 No 1." and "Ernemann-Dresden-Patent" The lens has
permanently attachd cable release. There is a text "Ernemann Dresden"
at the end of the cable release.
The camera is focused using focusing screen. There is a "dark cloth" in
the screens frame that helps focusing and viewing in bright light.
camera has also small finder close to the lens.
The focusing screens
frame has mark "130".
The camera has front shift movements to up, down, left and right. The
camera has two 3/8" tripod screws for horisontal and vertical photos.
Now there are adapters from 3/8" to 1/4".
At the top of the camera there is an Erneman logo. The logo has
following text: "H. Ernemann Dresden Schutzmarke" Schutzmarke means
Films and plates are put to holders. The holders are made of thin metal plate.
The camera without focusing screen.
All four film holders have text "Ernemann".
The camera is closed and ready to be moved.
Viewing: Flash Player
v9 or later is used for viewing.
The photo has been taken with the Ernemann using 9cm * 12cm ISO 100 daylight-balanced color transparency film.
Scanners resolution: 2400dpi
Image size: 7492 x 10097 Pixels (75.65 MPixels)
Colors: 16,7 Millions (24 Bits Per Pixel)
Size of the photo (TIFF -format): 216.43 MB