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Bill Poole
2-Nov-2020, 15:40
Hey, Bob. I just bought a camera sold as a Tech V, and can't figure out how to rotate the back -- it does not seem to be the required release button. Can you tell me year and make of 2111196 and whether the back is supposed to rotate? Thanks for your help. Bill

Bob Salomon
2-Nov-2020, 16:06
Hey, Bob. I just bought a camera sold as a Tech V, and can't figure out how to rotate the back -- it does not seem to be the required release button. Can you tell me year and make of 2111196 and whether the back is supposed to rotate? Thanks for your help. Bill

1965 V and the back rotates. As it is 55 years old it probably needs a proper service.

Bill Poole
2-Nov-2020, 17:16
Thanks, Bob. This one is missing both the latches for the back movement and the button for back rotation. It's going back. Thanks again. Bill

Bob Salomon
2-Nov-2020, 18:51
Thanks, Bob. This one is missing both the latches for the back movement and the button for back rotation. It's going back. Thanks again. Bill

Might be a good camera if you let Bill at Precision do a CLA on it. Check with him before returning it.

decaf
6-Nov-2020, 09:24
Hi Bob, I'm looking to find out the age of my new/old Linhof Technika, its serial number is 31 43 86.
Thanks!

Bob Salomon
6-Nov-2020, 09:59
Hi Bob, I'm looking to find out the age of my new/old Linhof Technika, its serial number is 31 43 86.
Thanks!
1953 Technika lll.

decaf
6-Nov-2020, 12:27
1953 Technika lll.

Thank you! :-)

wyofilm
9-Nov-2020, 21:01
Hi - I'm looking for the year for a Technika IV with the serial number 62963. Thanks!

Bob Salomon
9-Nov-2020, 21:18
Hi - I'm looking for the year for a Technika IV with the serial number 62963. Thanks!

1957

wyofilm
9-Nov-2020, 21:21
Thank you!

Guillaume Guerin
15-Nov-2020, 02:27
hello Bob,
I'm looking for the year for a Technika 5X7 with the serial number 2541080.
Merci beaucoup !
Guillaume

Bob Salomon
15-Nov-2020, 06:58
hello bob,
i'm looking for the year for a technika 5x7 with the serial number 2541080.
Merci beaucoup !
Guillaume

1970 v

Guillaume Guerin
15-Nov-2020, 09:09
Thank You Bob !
Stay safe and take care.
Guillaume

Laurent Laval
15-Nov-2020, 10:40
Hello Bob, I wondered if you could tell me what year relates to the serial number E441364 and B551543 those serials are on the cold shoe

Thank you in advance

Bob Salomon
15-Nov-2020, 10:53
Hello Bob, I wondered if you could tell me what year relates to the serial number E441364 and B551543 those serials are on the cold shoe

Thank you in advance

Later then 1993.

Laurent Laval
15-Nov-2020, 10:57
Thank You Bob

Guadarmar
17-Nov-2020, 03:00
Hi Bob
I will be happy to know the year of birth
belonging my Technika.

209606

Thanks

Greetings Guadarmar

Bob Salomon
17-Nov-2020, 03:06
Hi Bob
I will be happy to know the year of birth
belonging my Technika.

209606

Thanks

Greetings Guadarmar

Standard Press 45 1951

Guadarmar
17-Nov-2020, 04:20
Ist was sold to me as ‚Super Technika‘.

209609 209610

Thanks for the fast response.

Bob Salomon
17-Nov-2020, 04:32
Ist was sold to me as ‚Super Technika‘.

209609 209610

Thanks for the fast response.

It isn’t.

Guadarmar
17-Nov-2020, 04:40
Thanks Bob

I thought the Standart Press has no swing and tilt.
Still learning.
It works, thats the important thing.
Only the front swing don't, Iam looking for a tool
to loosen it.

Guadarmar

johnmorris
17-Nov-2020, 15:39
Hello, I have a Linhof 4x5/9x12 camera serial number 66883. I would like to know what series this one is. It also has the following lenses.. Lin. Tech. Angulon 90 6.8, APO-Lanthar 150 4.5 & Tele-Arton 240 5.5. It was given to me in an old camel leather case made for the camera and it's got the viewfinder and another back. Can someone let me know what I have and the potential worth. Thinking about downgrading to Medium format or trying out this beast. Thanks.

Bob Salomon
17-Nov-2020, 18:41
Hello, I have a Linhof 4x5/9x12 camera serial number 66883. I would like to know what series this one is. It also has the following lenses.. Lin. Tech. Angulon 90 6.8, APO-Lanthar 150 4.5 & Tele-Arton 240 5.5. It was given to me in an old camel leather case made for the camera and it's got the viewfinder and another back. Can someone let me know what I have and the potential worth. Thinking about downgrading to Medium format or trying out this beast. Thanks.

1958 Super Technika lV.

Philippe Grunchec
1-Dec-2020, 09:08
(Master ?) Technika 5x7 SN 140410 ?
Thx

Bob Salomon
1-Dec-2020, 10:03
(Master ?) Technika 5x7 SN 140410 ?
Thx

1963 Super Technika IV. They never made a 57 Master. Last version was the V.

Philippe Grunchec
2-Dec-2020, 03:07
1963 Super Technika IV. They never made a 57 Master. Last version was the V.

Thank you so much, Bob!
Can you kindly tell me what the differences between a Super and a Master are? Does my (future?) 5x7 Super Technika IV have a front tilt from lens axis?
PS: sorry for my poor english...

Bob Salomon
2-Dec-2020, 04:04
Thank you so much, Bob!
Can you kindly telle me what the differences between a Super and a Master are? Does my (future?) 5x7 Super Technika IV have a front tilt from lens axis?
PS: sorry for my poor english...

Basically they are the same save for the lift up top flap on the body of the Master.

Philippe Grunchec
2-Dec-2020, 04:06
Thx!
Front tilt from lens axis?

Bob Salomon
2-Dec-2020, 05:02
Thx!
Front tilt from lens axis?

I believe so.

Philippe Grunchec
2-Dec-2020, 14:50
I believe so.

Too bad, I hoped you could tell me!

wattsie
3-Dec-2020, 13:23
Technikardan with serial number C211107?

Bob Salomon
3-Dec-2020, 14:08
Technikardan with serial number C211107?

To new, after 95.

kanga
5-Dec-2020, 13:10
Hi Bob,
I'm looking to find out the age of my new/old Linhof Technika, its serial number is 31 938.
Thanks!

Bob Salomon
5-Dec-2020, 13:25
Hi Bob,
I'm looking to find out the age of my new/old Linhof Technika, its serial number is 31 938.
Thanks!

1953

s389
6-Dec-2020, 13:54
Hello,
could you tell me what is the age of mine (13x18/5X7) : 140410 ?
Thanks a lot

Philippe Grunchec
6-Dec-2020, 14:15
Hello,
could you tell me what is the age of mine (13x18/5X7) : 140410 ?
Thanks a lot

Did you get my message?

Bob Salomon
6-Dec-2020, 15:49
Did you get my message?

1962/63

kanga
7-Dec-2020, 00:35
Thank You!

Philippe Grunchec
7-Dec-2020, 06:09
1962/63

Sorry, Bob, this was a question for s389!

And a Technika 5x7 n°25769?

Bob Salomon
7-Dec-2020, 06:27
Sorry, Bob, this was a question for s389!

And a Technika 5x7 n°25769?

You sure that it starts with 25 and not 26? If 26769 1964. If 25 it’s not listed.

s389
7-Dec-2020, 07:38
Thank you Bob.

Philippe Grunchec
7-Dec-2020, 08:09
You sure that it starts with 25 and not 26? If 26769 1964. If 25 it’s not listed.

No, it is really 25769 210259

Bob Salomon
7-Dec-2020, 08:48
No, it is really 25769 210259

Sorry, I have no record of a 57 number near that.

Philippe Grunchec
7-Dec-2020, 08:51
Would it be a III or a IV?

Bob Salomon
7-Dec-2020, 09:30
Would it be a III or a IV?

No, I have those numbers.

Belpaman
7-Dec-2020, 09:56
Bob can confirm, but I think he only has a listing of serial numbers for items sold in the US. If yours was originally sold in France, he may not have a record. I bought my Technika in England, and the serial # is not listed in the US records.

Bob Salomon
7-Dec-2020, 10:27
Bob can confirm, but I think he only has a listing of serial numbers for items sold in the US. If yours was originally sold in France, he may not have a record. I bought my Technika in England, and the serial # is not listed in the US records.

No, I have factory supplied numbers.

Sean Mac
7-Dec-2020, 11:38
Hi Bob,

I would like to know about my Technika 3 serial number 5303.

Thank you for taking the time to keep up with our enquiries :)

Bob Salomon
7-Dec-2020, 12:28
Hi Bob,

I would like to know about my Technika 3 serial number 5303.

Thank you for taking the time to keep up with our enquiries :)

1948/49

Sean Mac
7-Dec-2020, 19:36
1948/49

Thanks Bob,

It has the D.R.P and D.R.G.M marks and the double lens logo on the bed and the door of the spring back.

Best wishes to you and yours...:)

Embdude
9-Dec-2020, 13:06
No, it is really 25769 210259

These cameras are often 50+ years old so it is quite possible for parts to have been replaced or interchanged including the shoe with the serial number.
The tan leather indicates a IV or V. The IV had a tan or ivory interior and bed and the V was dark almost black inside. There is also a spot on the body under the leather with the SN engraved.

Bob Salomon
9-Dec-2020, 13:13
These cameras are often 50+ years old so it is quite possible for parts to have been replaced or interchanged including the shoe with the serial number.
The tan leather indicates a IV or V. The IV had a tan or ivory interior and bed and the V was dark almost black inside. There is also a spot on the body under the leather with the SN engraved.

The current Master Technika was introduced 48 years ago this past September. Virtually all older models are 50 or more years old.

Philippe Grunchec
9-Dec-2020, 13:58
The tan leather indicates a IV or V. The IV had a tan or ivory interior and bed and the V was dark almost black inside. There is also a spot on the body under the leather with the SN engraved.

Bob, do you agree with that? Where would be the 'spot on the body under the leather with the SN'? Under the shoe? Could this be a III or IV Technika?
210371
Thx in advance!

Bob Salomon
9-Dec-2020, 15:10
Bob, do you agree with that? Where would be the 'spot on the body under the leather with the SN'? Under the shoe? Could this be a III or IV Technika?
210371
Thx in advance!
It’s a IV.

johnj88
11-Dec-2020, 09:20
Hi bob,

MT 6455279 ?

How would this MT differ from the current master technika classic offering?

Bob Salomon
11-Dec-2020, 09:42
Hi bob,

MT 6455279 ?

How would this MT differ from the current master technika classic offering?
1977. Operationally the same, features, the same, parts, could be differences like shape of knob, placement and type of strap lugs.

Philippe Grunchec
11-Dec-2020, 14:12
It’s a IV.

This is a photo of the base:
210485
Can you confirm it is a T IV (before I buy it)?
Thx so much for your help!

Bob Salomon
11-Dec-2020, 14:34
This is a photo of the base:
210485
Can you confirm it is a T IV (before I buy it)?
Thx so much for your help!

I need the serial number.

Embdude
11-Dec-2020, 16:09
This is a photo of the base:
210485
Can you confirm it is a T IV (before I buy it)?
Thx so much for your help!

Compare to these:
5x7 III- http://www.laflexcamera.com/serviced-cameras-for-sale/1954-linhof-technika-5x7-voigtlander-apo-lanthar-21cm-schneider-120mm-cammed-lens-500mm-f55-tele-arton-fully-cla-new-bellows-rare-one-owner-camera
5x7 IV- http://www.laflexcamera.com/serviced-cameras-for-sale/linhof-5x7-technika-iv-fully-serviced-beautiful-rare
5x7 V- https://imgur.com/7wMTab0

The one on your photos has: Chrome back lock knobs, Tan interior, Knob rise wheel, single focus wheel... all indicating the IV...

Philippe Grunchec
12-Dec-2020, 02:16
I need the serial number.

Unfortunately the famous non listed 25769
210499

Philippe Grunchec
12-Dec-2020, 02:37
Compare to these:
5x7 III- http://www.laflexcamera.com/serviced-cameras-for-sale/1954-linhof-technika-5x7-voigtlander-apo-lanthar-21cm-schneider-120mm-cammed-lens-500mm-f55-tele-arton-fully-cla-new-bellows-rare-one-owner-camera
5x7 IV- http://www.laflexcamera.com/serviced-cameras-for-sale/linhof-5x7-technika-iv-fully-serviced-beautiful-rare
5x7 V- https://imgur.com/7wMTab0

The one on your photos has: Chrome back lock knobs, Tan interior, Knob rise wheel, single focus wheel... all indicating the IV...

... except for the SN? What do you mean when you say 'spot on the body under the leather with the SN'?

Belpaman
12-Dec-2020, 21:05
Unfortunately the famous non listed 25769
210499

Hi Philippe, for my "English" Technika IV, I contacted Christina Nehring in Munich at info@linhof.de and she was able to confirm details and dates.

ShootCloser
13-Dec-2020, 10:36
Hi Bob;

Recently I bought a Technikardan 45s from a colleague, it's well used but seems tight. The serial number is C221211. Do you have factory info on this camera? And does Bob Watkins at Precision work on Technikardans or is the an alternative factory service provider?

Your posts are a wealth of Linhof (and other) information, thank you for all of it!

Best,

Michael Hintlian

Bob Salomon
13-Dec-2020, 10:45
Hi Bob;

Recently I bought a Technikardan 45s from a colleague, it's well used but seems tight. The serial number is C221211. Do you have factory info on this camera? And does Bob Watkins at Precision work on Technikardans or is the an alternative factory service provider?

Your posts are a wealth of Linhof (and other) information, thank you for all of it!

Best,

Michael Hintlian

It’s a post 1995 camera. Bob is trained on it. So is Rim at Nippon in NYC.

johnj88
14-Dec-2020, 11:53
Hi bob, my MT came in the mail finally : 6435089

I’m assuming 1977 as well.

Thank you!!

Bob Salomon
14-Dec-2020, 13:22
Hi bob, my MT came in the mail finally : 6435089

I’m assuming 1977 as well.

Thank you!!

1983, without finder.

johnj88
14-Dec-2020, 19:22
1983, without finder.

Hi bob dumb question but could you elaborate without finder? It seems to have a viewfinder attached?

210593

Bob Salomon
14-Dec-2020, 19:54
Hi bob dumb question but could you elaborate without finder? It seems to have a viewfinder attached?

210593
That was how the factory listed that serial number series.

Embdude
16-Dec-2020, 19:58
... except for the SN? What do you mean when you say 'spot on the body under the leather with the SN'? Linhof was known to engrave the SN into the camera body beneath one of the leather panels. I saw this with my own Technika IV 4x5 (the panel fell off) and it has been noted by others with other camera models as well. I can not say where to look on a 5x7 Technika nor do I recommend tearing up good leather to find out unless you know exactly where to look.

Embdude
16-Dec-2020, 23:21
Linhof was known to engrave the SN into the camera body beneath one of the leather panels. I saw this with my own Technika IV 4x5 (the panel fell off) and it has been noted by others with other camera models as well. I can not say where to look on a 5x7 Technika nor do I recommend tearing up good leather to find out unless you know exactly where to look.
210652 210653 On my Technika IV 4x5 the SN was under a small leather panel on the rear base of the camera

MatchingMole
18-Dec-2020, 14:39
Dear Bob,
For a technikardan 45S n° 9891226
thank you!

Bob Salomon
18-Dec-2020, 15:09
Dear Bob,
For a technikardan 45S n° 9891226
thank you!

Too new for my records so it is after 1994.

MatchingMole
18-Dec-2020, 16:24
ok thanks!

Belpaman
3-Jan-2021, 07:24
Hello Bob,

Happy New Year! Do you have date info for a Technika III s/n 54269? It's kitted with a '54 Angulon,

Thanks,

Chris

Bob Salomon
3-Jan-2021, 11:15
Hello Bob,

Happy New Year! Do you have date info for a Technika III s/n 54269? It's kitted with a '54 Angulon,

Thanks,

1956. And happy new year to you also.

Chris

Bessa72
4-Jan-2021, 05:53
very early 6x9 Linhof-Camera-Werk München, from the 20s(?) , Nr 4631.

211139

Bob Salomon
4-Jan-2021, 06:08
very early 6x9 Linhof-Camera-Werk München, from the 20s(?) , Nr 4631.

211139

Too old. Have no pre war records.

Embdude
4-Jan-2021, 15:25
Looks very similar to the 1928 model...
211154

very early 6x9 Linhof-Camera-Werk München, from the 20s(?) , Nr 4631.

211139

Belpaman
4-Jan-2021, 17:44
Cheers!

David Lindquist
5-Jan-2021, 10:01
Looks very similar to the 1928 model...
211154

And it could be had with a Heliar, a Collinear or a Protar, all arguably "fancy" lenses.

David

JaMu
5-Jan-2021, 22:25
Hello Bob,

Can you help with the Technika V, S/N 213161

Cheers
Jakob

Ironclaw
5-Jan-2021, 22:38
Hello Bob. Super Technika V 6x9 #A731104

Bob Salomon
6-Jan-2021, 02:44
Hello Bob,

Can you help with the Technika V, S/N 213161

Cheers
Jakob
1967 or 68

Bob Salomon
6-Jan-2021, 02:46
Hello Bob. Super Technika V 6x9 #A731104

Not listed must be after 1980.

JaMu
6-Jan-2021, 17:29
Thank you Bob!

MaSch
11-Jan-2021, 06:43
Hello Bob.

Just recently I got a Technika III. Unfortunately someone removed the hot shoe (Guess that's normally the place for the serial number) but I found a sticker with a number on it - Hope that's the one. #78833 - Couldn't find another number.

Here are some pictures. Hope that helps:

211369

211370

Thank you for your help!!

BR,
Mathias

Bob Salomon
11-Jan-2021, 12:13
Hello Bob.

Just recently I got a Technika III. Unfortunately someone removed the hot shoe (Guess that's normally the place for the serial number) but I found a sticker with a number on it - Hope that's the one. #78833 - Couldn't find another number.

Here are some pictures. Hope that helps:

211369

211370

Thank you for your help!!

BR,
Mathias

That number is for a 1963 Super Technika IV but your picture is a III or possibly a wartime camera.

MaSch
11-Jan-2021, 12:26
Thank you, Bob! So that's for sure not the serial number. But that doesn't matter - nice piece of Linhof camera though! Love it!

Phaedros
15-Jan-2021, 12:09
Hello Bob,

I‘ve got two...

38995 Technika III 5x7
https://up.picr.de/40328247qy.jpeg

2122358 Technika V 4x5
https://up.picr.de/40328248ys.jpeg


Thank you in advance!


Bests,

Christoph

Bob Salomon
15-Jan-2021, 12:22
hello bob,

i‘ve got two...

38995 technika iii 5x7
https://up.picr.de/40328247qy.jpeg

2122358 technika v 4x5
https://up.picr.de/40328248ys.jpeg


thank you in advance!


Bests,

christoph

1955 iii

1966 v

Phaedros
15-Jan-2021, 13:13
Great - Thank you! Nice numbers :)

Daniel Casper Lohenstein
16-Jan-2021, 09:52
Hello Bob,

I received a tan coloured Technika V 4x5, serial number 2142363. What surprised me was that there is a Fresnel screen mounted between the ground glass an the lens, with the Fresnel engraving pointing to me, not to the lens. The grounded surface of the ground glass is pointing to the lens. There is a 0,5mm shim between the ground glass and the Fresnel screen. The Technika has the black metal rise lever of the later Technikas. I wonder if it is an older model or a newer ...

Thanks

Bob Salomon
16-Jan-2021, 13:22
Hello Bob,

I received a tan coloured Technika V 4x5, serial number 2142363. What surprised me was that there is a Fresnel screen mounted between the ground glass an the lens, with the Fresnel engraving pointing to me, not to the lens. The grounded surface of the ground glass is pointing to the lens. There is a 0,5mm shim between the ground glass and the Fresnel screen. The Technika has the black metal rise lever of the later Technikas. I wonder if it is an older model or a newer ...

Thanks

I think someone recovered it.
LInhof uses 4 rectangular shims mounted on a small screw to adjust position of the focus plane. Are those the shims you mentioned? If not, someone was tampering. Those Linhof shims float on top of the sharpened end of the screw so they are easy to displace or lose. You could always get new ones from any LInhof service center.

MaSch
16-Jan-2021, 17:53
That number is for a 1963 Super Technika IV but your picture is a III or possibly a wartime camera.
Hello Bob.

Once more me ... I found a number on the lens board under the Linhof München logo. It says Nr. 2167. Does that fit to the camera and could it be the serial number of a Technika III?

Bob Salomon
16-Jan-2021, 18:24
Hello Bob.

Once more me ... I found a number on the lens board under the Linhof München logo. It says Nr. 2167. Does that fit to the camera and could it be the serial number of a Technika III?

1946 or 47 Technika lll.

Daniel Casper Lohenstein
17-Jan-2021, 03:48
Hello, thank you very much, Bob,

I don't know if anyone has recovered the camera. She is really good looking. Under the tan colored leathering there are all the metal washers that cover the housing openings. Between the leather and metal there is the old brown glue.

As for the ground glass, I compared the focus with the fresnel ground glass frame with another ground glass from a Linhof IV that does not have a fresnel lens. Both match, near and far. There seems to be a correct distance between the ground glass support and the support of the ground glass frame in the opening of the camera back.

The Fresnel screen lies on an extra support, with a distance of exactly 4 mm to the support of the ground glass frame. Next to the Fresnel lens are those 4 shims you mentioned, each 1 mm thick and fixed with these small screw tips. Normally, the ground glass should rest exactly on these shims. Then we would have exactly 5 mm between the support of the ground glass frame and the support of the ground glass, which, if I remember correctly, would correspond to the distance of the film to the cassette support in the Graflok back.

But now someone (Linhof, Marflex - it is an "American" Technika with distances in feet instead of meters) added additional plastic shims to both sides of the Fesnel lens, each 0.5 mm thick. The ground glass rests on these two plastic shims, so that in the end there is a gap of 5.5 mm between the support of the ground glass frame and the ground glass itself. That would be 0.5 mm too much!

Perhaps these two plastic shim serve to compensate for the refraction of the Fresnel lens between the ground glass and the lens? Does this hypothesis make sense?

What surprised me was that it was generally always said that only older Linhof Technika V had the Fresnel screen between the focusing screen and the lens. However, because this Technika V has the black metal lever to rise the lens, I suspected a younger model.

So we would have different modification stages:

1. first the Linhof V with plastic ratchet for rise. Fresnel screen between ground glass and lens.
2. then the version with black metal ratchet for rise and with Fresnel screen between ground glass and lens.
3. then the version with black metal ratchet for rise and with Fresnel screen between focusing screen and photographer.
4. at the end, if I understood correctly, the version with black metal ratchet, Fresnel between focusing screen and photographer and black leather.

The Linhof Technika V seems to have had some rationalization in production. In contrast to the early Linhof Technika IV and the later Technika IV, I found in the Technika V focusing bed a lettering "Alu", as well as a round embossing stamp with an "8" and a quarter division. On the actual Technika V, there are 3 points in the first and 1 point in the second quarter. Could this be a stamp denoting april 1968? If this second hypothesis is wrong, the Linhof Technika mystery continues ...

Which is why I asked for the serial number 2142363.

Many greetings

Bob Salomon
17-Jan-2021, 11:33
Hello, thank you very much, Bob,

I don't know if anyone has recovered the camera. She is really good looking. Under the tan colored leathering there are all the metal washers that cover the housing openings. Between the leather and metal there is the old brown glue.

As for the ground glass, I compared the focus with the fresnel ground glass frame with another ground glass from a Linhof IV that does not have a fresnel lens. Both match, near and far. There seems to be a correct distance between the ground glass support and the support of the ground glass frame in the opening of the camera back.

The Fresnel screen lies on an extra support, with a distance of exactly 4 mm to the support of the ground glass frame. Next to the Fresnel lens are those 4 shims you mentioned, each 1 mm thick and fixed with these small screw tips. Normally, the ground glass should rest exactly on these shims. Then we would have exactly 5 mm between the support of the ground glass frame and the support of the ground glass, which, if I remember correctly, would correspond to the distance of the film to the cassette support in the Graflok back.

But now someone (Linhof, Marflex - it is an "American" Technika with distances in feet instead of meters) added additional plastic shims to both sides of the Fesnel lens, each 0.5 mm thick. The ground glass rests on these two plastic shims, so that in the end there is a gap of 5.5 mm between the support of the ground glass frame and the ground glass itself. That would be 0.5 mm too much!

Perhaps these two plastic shim serve to compensate for the refraction of the Fresnel lens between the ground glass and the lens? Does this hypothesis make sense?

What surprised me was that it was generally always said that only older Linhof Technika V had the Fresnel screen between the focusing screen and the lens. However, because this Technika V has the black metal lever to rise the lens, I suspected a younger model.

So we would have different modification stages:

1. first the Linhof V with plastic ratchet for rise. Fresnel screen between ground glass and lens.
2. then the version with black metal ratchet for rise and with Fresnel screen between ground glass and lens.
3. then the version with black metal ratchet for rise and with Fresnel screen between focusing screen and photographer.
4. at the end, if I understood correctly, the version with black metal ratchet, Fresnel between focusing screen and photographer and black leather.

The Linhof Technika V seems to have had some rationalization in production. In contrast to the early Linhof Technika IV and the later Technika IV, I found in the Technika V focusing bed a lettering "Alu", as well as a round embossing stamp with an "8" and a quarter division. On the actual Technika V, there are 3 points in the first and 1 point in the second quarter. Could this be a stamp denoting april 1968? If this second hypothesis is wrong, the Linhof Technika mystery continues ...

Which is why I asked for the serial number 2142363.

Many greetings

Sounds like someone shimmed the old Linhof Sper Screen prevent sagging. We squally suggested using a math stick under the long edge. This sounds like someone improved on that.

Unfortunately the manufacturer of the scree, Fresnel Optics, was unable to come up with an acrylic for us that would ot warp. Strange since they owned Beattie and the similar Beattie screen did not warp. That warping problem is why we discontinued the Super Screen and anyone that had a warped screen on their LInhof we replaced with a Linhof ground glass and fresnel.

MaSch
17-Jan-2021, 12:06
1946 or 47 Technika lll.
Thank you Bob! And sorry for bothering you again, but now I know thanks to you what I own :o

bnasht
18-Jan-2021, 04:57
hey may i have information about:
Serial 6465130

thank you

Bob Salomon
18-Jan-2021, 05:20
hey may i have information about:
Serial 6465130

thank you

1996 Master Technika.

mtsclt
18-Jan-2021, 10:53
Hello,
Could you please give me information about C541839 ?
Thanks

Bob Salomon
18-Jan-2021, 12:32
Hello,
Could you please give me information about C541839 ?
Thanks

Post 1993.

Carstensen
20-Jan-2021, 14:03
Hello Bob,
I really appreciate your help with finding out the production year of my Linhof Technika IV with the serial number 71642.
Thank you very much in advance and greetings from Germany,

Carstensen

Bob Salomon
20-Jan-2021, 14:44
Hello Bob,
I really appreciate your help with finding out the production year of my Linhof Technika IV with the serial number 71642.
Thank you very much in advance and greetings from Germany,

Carstensen

About 1960

bnasht
21-Jan-2021, 01:58
1996 Master Technika.

Hey Bob,
Im a little "lost" so maybe you could help me understand:

- The Master Technika 2000 started production at 1994, but Linhof continued creating the exact Master classic version that started at 1972? - which means that this 1996 version is simular to the "older" ones when it has to do with operating the camera?

- also, do u have information if this specific camera has history of fixings? or the serial number only lets you know when it was producted?

thanks,
Ben

Bob Salomon
21-Jan-2021, 06:49
Hey Bob,
Im a little "lost" so maybe you could help me understand:

- The Master Technika 2000 started production at 1994, but Linhof continued creating the exact Master classic version that started at 1972? - which means that this 1996 version is simular to the "older" ones when it has to do with operating the camera?

- also, do u have information if this specific camera has history of fixings? or the serial number only lets you know when it was producted?

thanks,
Ben
When the 2000 and 3000 became available they simply changed the name of the rangefinder model to Master Technika Classic.
Before that it was just the Master Technika.

bnasht
21-Jan-2021, 11:39
When the 2000 and 3000 became available they simply changed the name of the rangefinder model to Master Technika Classic.
Before that it was just the Master Technika.

Meaning this camera has all the features of a Master Technika Classic, yes? Im asking because on the image of this on Ebay there was no range finder, and it confused me

Bob Salomon
21-Jan-2021, 12:25
Meaning this camera has all the features of a Master Technika Classic, yes? Im asking because on the image of this on Ebay there was no range finder, and it confused me

The 2000 and 3000 are identical to all Master Technika cameras except they do not have a rangefinder. All movements on all MT are identical. Same rise fall, shift, front and back, same bellows, same extension.
On the 3000 the bed drops further. In place of a rangefinder on the 2000 and 3000 an internal wide angle focusing system was added to the camera. On the 2000 this WA system is focused by a lever in front of the front standard. On the 3000 that lever was replaced by a knob on the lower right side of the body.

shiv
23-Jan-2021, 23:56
Hi Bob

I know this is a place for Linhof serial numbers but I'm desperate. I want to replace the bellows on my Linhof Technika III Version 5, S/N 55487 and I'm asked if it's bellows with an off-center front (no clue what that means omegle (https://ome-tv.com/) bazoocam (https://bazoocam.onl/) chat avenue (https://chat-avenue.pro/)) and they also need front and rear sizes just confirm the correct model. What sizes and how do I measure these? I'm a new user of the Linhof and actually a newcomer to large format photography.
I hope I didn't upset anyone by posting this here. Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks
Alan

thank you. issues has been solved.

kdewiBE
24-Jan-2021, 06:41
Hello Bob

I am new to this forum.
I am about to purchase a Linhof Super Technika 5x7 and would like to know the production year of this camera.
The serial number is 140569
Thanks in advance.

Bob Salomon
24-Jan-2021, 07:58
Hello Bob

I am new to this forum.
I am about to purchase a Linhof Super Technika 5x7 and would like to know the production year of this camera.
The serial number is 140569
Thanks in advance.

1964 or 65. It’s a IV

kdewiBE
24-Jan-2021, 13:29
Okay, soorry.
Just new on this forum.

Michael D
30-Jan-2021, 08:55
Hi Bob,

I'd really appreciate your help with finding out the production year of a Linhof with the serial number 25600. Can you tell me what model it is?

Thx in advance

Bob Salomon
30-Jan-2021, 10:33
Hi Bob,

I'd really appreciate your help with finding out the production year of a Linhof with the serial number 25600. Can you tell me what model it is?

Thx in advance

Sorry, don’t have a record of that serial number.

Michael D
30-Jan-2021, 12:43
Thanks anyways!

Simon Benton
8-Feb-2021, 07:26
Hi Bob

Would be much appreciated if you could tell me year of manufacture of Linhof 4 X 5 serial number 52504
I think it is a Super Technika III Ver 5

Stay safe and thank you.

Bob Salomon
8-Feb-2021, 09:36
Hi Bob

Would be much appreciated if you could tell me year of manufacture of Linhof 4 X 5 serial number 52504
I think it is a Super Technika III Ver 5

Stay safe and thank you.

1956

jmpetzval
9-Feb-2021, 10:36
Hello,

please help me with two serial numbers? Both Linhof 13x18, it would be good if the exact type and year of manufacture could be determined from the numbers.

No. 17963
No. 21161

Thank you very much.

Embdude
11-Feb-2021, 01:48
Technika III Late model non-super 4x5 16061

Another non-super but earlier looking 6029

Very Early with a RF - 2057

Thanks Bob.
Looking for dates and any other interesting info about them.

Bob Salomon
11-Feb-2021, 03:40
Technika III Late model non-super 4x5 16061 Oct 1960

Another non-super but earlier looking 6029 1953

Very Early with a RF - 2057 Oct 56

Thanks Bob.
Looking for dates and any other interesting info about them.

Embdude
11-Feb-2021, 10:56
Thanks Bob. Can you re-check 2057 ? 1956 makes it a later model and it is a very early style with the button on top and SN in the bed (RF was removed :mad:)... perhaps 1946?

212547

Bob Salomon
11-Feb-2021, 11:46
Thanks Bob. Can you re-check 2057 ? 1956 makes it a later model and it is a very early style with the button on top and SN in the bed (RF was removed :mad:)... perhaps 1946?

212547

1946

Embdude
11-Feb-2021, 13:22
1946

Ah Excellent! thanks!!! so 2057 is one of the very early III's

16061 of 1960 has no RF but is at the opposite end.

I have heard both 1956 and 1957 given as the end of production date of the III.
I assume this is because it coincides with the introduction of the IV in late 56' but it would seem that production (at least of the no RF models) continued until the end of the decade.
Or did production stop in 56'/57' but sales of inventory continued until 1960?

Bob Salomon
11-Feb-2021, 13:44
Ah Excellent! thanks!!! so 2057 is one of the very early III's

16061 of 1960 has no RF but is at the opposite end.

I have heard both 1956 and 1957 given as the end of production date of the III.
I assume this is because it coincides with the introduction of the IV in late 56' but it would seem that production (at least of the no RF models) continued until the end of the decade.
Or did production stop in 56'/57' but sales of inventory continued until 1960?

You would have to ask them. I was never involved with the lll.

Bob Salomon
11-Feb-2021, 13:45
Ah Excellent! thanks!!! so 2057 is one of the very early III's

16061 of 1960 has no RF but is at the opposite end.

I have heard both 1956 and 1957 given as the end of production date of the III.
I assume this is because it coincides with the introduction of the IV in late 56' but it would seem that production (at least of the no RF models) continued until the end of the decade.
Or did production stop in 56'/57' but sales of inventory continued until 1960?

You would have to ask them. I was never involved with the lll. Or get a copy of The LInhof Camera Story.

Embdude
11-Feb-2021, 14:48
You would have to ask them. I was never involved with the lll. Or get a copy of The LInhof Camera Story.
Thanks Bob, I will reach out to them. When you started working for/with Linhof what was the hot new camera at that time?
I do have a copy of the Camera Story but it is a first printing, and not much on the III and earlier I'm afraid.
Even though the III is before your time you are likely still the most knowledgable source of info on it around these parts.

Bob Salomon
11-Feb-2021, 18:57
Thanks Bob, I will reach out to them. When you started working for/with Linhof what was the hot new camera at that time?
I do have a copy of the Camera Story but it is a first printing, and not much on the III and earlier I'm afraid.
Even though the III is before your time you are likely still the most knowledgable source of info on it around these parts.
I started with LInhof in 1980 so the Master Technika was the current model.

Embdude
11-Feb-2021, 19:16
That must have been a fun time... Master Technika was very much King of the Jungle at that time!

NormaN
16-Feb-2021, 07:40
Hello Bob
One more Linhof Supertechnika 13x18.
Serial Number: 4721076
Thank you very much for your help!
Regards
NormaN

Bob Salomon
16-Feb-2021, 08:04
Hello Bob
One more Linhof Supertechnika 13x18.
Serial Number: 4721076
Thank you very much for your help!
Regards
NormaN

1968 Technika V 4x5.

NormaN
16-Feb-2021, 13:54
Great! Thank you Bob!
I bought the Camera today.
It should be a Supertechnika V 5x7
212782

Bob Salomon
16-Feb-2021, 14:00
Great! Thank you Bob!
I bought the Camera today.
It should be a Supertechnika V 5x7
212782

That serial number is for a 45, not a 57.

Embdude
21-Feb-2021, 22:11
Hi Bob,

I am writing an article on the Technika III 4x5 cameras. I would like to use a quote from you from early on in this thread:
“Much to everyones surprise there was one Technika III. Subdivisions of the III are from users definitions not factory designations. To the factory you have an older one or a newer one but they are all III models and those camera did keep evolving until they evolved so far that they became a new model, the IV.”
Would you be ok with this?

Bob Salomon
22-Feb-2021, 03:16
Hi Bob,

I am writing an article on the Technika III 4x5 cameras. I would like to use a quote from you from early on in this thread:
“Much to everyones surprise there was one Technika III. Subdivisions of the III are from users definitions not factory designations. To the factory you have an older one or a newer one but they are all III models and those camera did keep evolving until they evolved so far that they became a new model, the IV.”
Would you be ok with this?

I would want to see the context that it would be included in.

Greg Jackson
22-Feb-2021, 05:41
6x9 Color 34 31112 ?
Thanks

Bob Salomon
22-Feb-2021, 07:11
6x9 Color 34 31112 ?
Thanks

1964/65

Embdude
22-Feb-2021, 14:56
I would want to see the context that it would be included in.

Thanks I will message you.

Soltoski
24-Feb-2021, 18:56
213171213171Hi Bob, can please you tell me about this one??? (Year)213170

Serial number: 43882
Manu thanks!

Bob Salomon
24-Feb-2021, 19:22
213171213171Hi Bob, can please you tell me about this one??? (Year)213170

Serial number: 43882
Manu thanks!

1952Technika lll

Soltoski
24-Feb-2021, 19:34
1952Technika lll
Tks BOB!!!
:/)

simonvongunten
27-Feb-2021, 14:11
Hello Bob
I have a Technika V here, serial no. 79414
Do you have any details on that camera' - Thank you very much!
Simon

Bob Salomon
27-Feb-2021, 14:33
Hello Bob
I have a Technika V here, serial no. 79414
Do you have any details on that camera' - Thank you very much!
Simon
Super Technika V 1963.

Benjamin
27-Feb-2021, 18:27
I know I have a Technika IV, but can't find any sign of a serial number... Anybody knows where it could be? Could this not be the original accessory shoe?

213319213320

baudolino
28-Feb-2021, 13:37
Hello Bob, my recently acquired Master Technika is in Munich for CLA now. S/N B551590 - what is the year, please?

Bob Salomon
28-Feb-2021, 14:38
1994 or 95

Benjamin
28-Feb-2021, 18:57
I know I have a Technika IV, but can't find any sign of a serial number... Anybody knows where it could be? Could this not be the original accessory shoe?

213319213320

Hello Bob. Any idea?

Bob Salomon
28-Feb-2021, 19:24
Hello Bob. Any idea?

Sorry no, but it looks like something is stamped on the small shoe.
If it is crammed the serial number should be stamped on the bottom of the cam. Have you looked there?

Benjamin
1-Mar-2021, 05:36
Sorry no, but it looks like something is stamped on the small shoe.
If it is crammed the serial number should be stamped on the bottom of the cam. Have you looked there?

Bob, you are a genius!

Serial number on the cam is 4921017. Can you tell me the year?

213347

Bob Salomon
1-Mar-2021, 07:40
Bob, you are a genius!

Serial number on the cam is 4921017. Can you tell me the year?

213347

That’s the number for a 150mm lens. Is there a number on the other side of the cam?

Benjamin
1-Mar-2021, 09:33
That’s the number for a 150mm lens. Is there a number on the other side of the cam?

63118

Bob Salomon
1-Mar-2021, 12:19
63118

1957 Super Technika IV, providing that that is a cam that was cut for that camera.

Benjamin
2-Mar-2021, 08:05
1957 Super Technika IV, providing that that is a cam that was cut for that camera.

Thanks!

Nigel Dear
4-Mar-2021, 12:15
Hi Bob,
Could you let me know about my camera: 2631695?

Many thanks

Bob Salomon
4-Mar-2021, 12:32
Hi Bob,
Could you let me know about my camera: 2631695?

Many thanks
1966 Kardan Color 45

Nigel Dear
7-Mar-2021, 11:28
1966 Kardan Color 45

Many thanks Bob!

charlesholland
9-Mar-2021, 07:45
a Kardan with serial number 175
Hope you can help me out!

Bob Salomon
9-Mar-2021, 09:27
a Kardan with serial number 175
Hope you can help me out!

1953 Kardan 810

charlesholland
9-Mar-2021, 22:08
Thank you very much Bob!

s389
25-Mar-2021, 11:08
Hello Bob,
Please can you tell me the year of a lino Technika 5X7 n°25769?
thanks a lot.

Bob Salomon
25-Mar-2021, 11:30
Hello Bob,
Please can you tell me the year of a lino Technika 5X7 n°25769?
thanks a lot.

Sorry, not listed. Closest is 25331 from Oct. 56.

s389
25-Mar-2021, 12:21
ok, no problem, thanks you very much.
Does the 5X7 have different serial number than 4X5?

Bob Salomon
25-Mar-2021, 14:26
ok, no problem, thanks you very much.
Does the 5X7 have different serial number than 4X5?

Yes

LabRat
25-Mar-2021, 19:41
Hey Bob,
On my Technika III, the serial # is 36113, and wanted to know what year and version model it is???

Time for new bellows, but are the bellows the same for different versions of the Technika III???

Thanks,

Steve K

Bob Salomon
25-Mar-2021, 23:22
Hey Bob,
On my Technika III, the serial # is 36113, and wanted to know what year and version model it is???

Time for new bellows, but are the bellows the same for different versions of the Technika III???

Thanks,

Steve K

1954 III. Can’t tell you if the bellows are identical.

cme37
28-Mar-2021, 02:55
Hey Bob,

Master Technika 2411199, do you know what year this is from?

Thank you very much

Bob Salomon
29-Mar-2021, 04:10
Hey Bob,

Master Technika 2411199, do you know what year this is from?

Thank you very much
Sorry, no.

Ironclaw
2-Apr-2021, 12:26
Hello Bob!

Super Technika V 13x18 #2441073

Bob Salomon
2-Apr-2021, 12:31
Hello Bob!

Super Technika V 13x18 #2441073

1969

Oldwunsch
13-Apr-2021, 00:02
Hi Bob, I found my grandfather's Linhof camera 5x7 with serial "46" only... Do You known the production year?
Thanks Oldrich

Bob Salomon
13-Apr-2021, 04:07
Hi Bob, I found my grandfather's Linhof camera 5x7 with serial "46" only... Do You known the production year?
Thanks Oldrich

Would need a full serial number.

Oldwunsch
13-Apr-2021, 05:20
Would need a full serial number.

Hi Bob, it's full number...

Bob Salomon
13-Apr-2021, 05:33
Hi Bob, it's full number...

I only have post WW ll serial numbers.

Oldwunsch
13-Apr-2021, 05:43
Thanks, i wiil contact the factory...
O.

irvingRadovich
13-Apr-2021, 08:37
Hi,
I have a Technika 23 Serial Number
47839
B

and a Technika III 5x7
39304

I'd appreciate very much to know when they were built.

🤔

Bob Salomon
13-Apr-2021, 09:22
Hi,
I have a Technika 23 Serial Number
47839
B

and a Technika III 5x7
39304

I'd appreciate very much to know when they were built.

🤔
No record of that 23.

1952/53 for the 57.

AnetteB
14-Apr-2021, 14:12
Hello! I bought what the man in the store, and their adv, said was a Linhof Technika V a few days ago (my first Linhof). Had done some research beforehand and am sure it is a Master Technika. Curious about from when it is. Serial number: 6481482.

Bob Salomon
14-Apr-2021, 16:13
Hello! I bought what the man in the store, and their adv, said was a Linhof Technika V a few days ago (my first Linhof). Had done some research beforehand and am sure it is a Master Technika. Curious about from when it is. Serial number: 6481482.

It’s a 1988 Master Technika. If it is the MT it has the lift up flap on top of the body. If it is a V it doesn’t have that flap.

AnetteB
15-Apr-2021, 05:50
Thank you, Bob. Indeed, that flap made it clear what it is.

Skiper75
16-Apr-2021, 16:49
Hi everyone, a Linhof newbie here (not new to photography, but to Linhof)

I bought V serial number: 2111148.

Bob... Can you help me please [emoji6]

Bob Salomon
16-Apr-2021, 17:26
Hi everyone, a Linhof newbie here (not new to photography, but to Linhof)

I bought V serial number: 2111148.

Bob... Can you help me please [emoji6]

1965

Skiper75
16-Apr-2021, 17:27
1965

Thanks. Appreciate

Embdude
17-Apr-2021, 11:02
Hi Bob! I have notes about the 5x7 V (first sold in 1963) that say it was updated in 1979 to the Vb and sold until about 1986. However I can't seem to find my source for this, do you recall a VB 5x7 model and if so what the updated features were?

Thanks

Bob Salomon
17-Apr-2021, 11:08
Hi Bob! I have notes about the 5x7 V (first sold in 1963) that say it was updated in 1979 to the Vb and sold until about 1986. However I can't seem to find my source for this, do you recall a VB 5x7 model and if so what the updated features were?

Thanks

No. Only the 23b. Not a V one.

Embdude
17-Apr-2021, 11:28
Thanks!

No. Only the 23b. Not a V one.

abruzzi
24-Apr-2021, 13:49
Ok, I’ll ask—I’ve had these cameras for a little while but:

Technikardan 45 (not S): 9821464
Master Technika (with a removed rangefinder*): 6415184
Baby Technika (23 or 69–I don’t know the proper names of these, I think it’s a IV): 48171

I’m guessing the 4x5 cameras are 70’s sometime, and the little one, I have no idea but noticeably older.

Thanks!

*(I got those rangefinder parts in a bag, eventually I may look for someone to try reassembling that.)

Bob Salomon
24-Apr-2021, 14:13
MT 1973
I can’t find the 23 number and a TK is too new.

abruzzi
24-Apr-2021, 15:10
thanks. what year was the MT first released?

Bob Salomon
24-Apr-2021, 15:26
thanks. what year was the MT first released?

Sept 1972

abruzzi
24-Apr-2021, 15:57
Thanks, I looked the stuff I got with the TK, and there was a little “Passport” or certificate of ownership that looked like it came with the camera when it was new, it was signed by several people, but not dated.

Bob Salomon
24-Apr-2021, 16:20
Thanks, I looked the stuff I got with the TK, and there was a little “Passport” or certificate of ownership that looked like it came with the camera when it was new, it was signed by several people, but not dated.

The date went on the warranty certificate that came with the passport that was filled in by the dealer and was sent to the factory. In return the buyer was sent a few issues of Photo Technique magazine.

drahtausloeser
3-May-2021, 07:34
Hello from Germany,

can you help me with a MT #2411199 ?

Thank you very much
Peter

Bob Salomon
3-May-2021, 08:36
Hello from Germany,

can you help me with a MT #2411199 ?

Thank you very much
Peter

You sure that the first number isn’t a 6?

drahtausloeser
3-May-2021, 13:22
Actually yes... Although a "6" would fit a lot better :confused:

215530

Bob Salomon
3-May-2021, 13:59
Actually yes... Although a "6" would fit a lot better :confused:

215530

Sorry, that number is from a 1965 Super Technika V 5x7 camera. But your picture is of a 45 Master Technika.

Elcan
4-May-2021, 06:07
My Studienkamera 70's serial number is 50606.
May I ask the year of its birth?

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
4-May-2021, 08:06
My Studienkamera 70's serial number is 50606.
May I ask the year of its birth?

Thanks!
That is a Technika lll number from 1956.

drahtausloeser
5-May-2021, 03:01
Sorry, that number is from a 1965 Super Technika V 5x7 camera. But your picture is of a 45 Master Technika.

Thank you, Bob. This is very helpful. Do you know whether it would be possible to swap the hot shoe between a 1965 Super Technika V 5x7 and a early 70ies MT 4x5?

Thank you,
Peter

Bob Salomon
5-May-2021, 03:41
Thank you, Bob. This is very helpful. Do you know whether it would be possible to swap the hot shoe between a 1965 Super Technika V 5x7 and a early 70ies MT 4x5?

Thank you,
Peter

Should be no problem. Just unscrew the retaining ring under the top of the camera.

drahtausloeser
5-May-2021, 04:22
Thanks. Is there any other way to tell the age? Like the two knobs on the flap, maybe?

Bob Salomon
5-May-2021, 04:35
Thanks. Is there any other way to tell the age? Like the two knobs on the flap, maybe?

There is a number underneath the body covering.

wolfman
11-May-2021, 02:48
Hello Mr Salomon!

Have a Linhof with number # 2621465
Can you please tell me model and year?
Thank you

Bob Salomon
11-May-2021, 06:11
Hello Mr Salomon!

Have a Linhof with number # 2621465
Can you please tell me model and year?
Thank you

1969 Kardan Color.

xya
31-May-2021, 01:02
hello bob,

here is another one for a linhof serial number. it's from a super technika IV, no. 76595. what year is it? thank you very much for your help.

Ithran59
31-May-2021, 04:46
Hello Bob,

I have two Linhofs, and would be grateful if you could tell me about their production dates.

1) Linhof Technika III, serial number 32217. This camera came with a Schneider 150mm f/4.5, serial number 2441320. Can you tell whether it is possible that the lens was purchased originally with the camera (though not necessarily sold as such by Linhof)?

2) Linhof Master Technika, serial number B541361.

Thank you so much,

Jacob

Bob Salomon
31-May-2021, 06:43
hello bob,

here is another one for a linhof serial number. it's from a super technika IV, no. 76595. what year is it? thank you very much for your help.

1962

Bob Salomon
31-May-2021, 06:47
Hello Bob,

I have two Linhofs, and would be grateful if you could tell me about their production dates.

1) Linhof Technika III, serial number 32217. This camera came with a Schneider 150mm f/4.5, serial number 2441320. Can you tell whether it is possible that the lens was purchased originally with the camera (though not necessarily sold as such by Linhof)?

2) Linhof Master Technika, serial number B541361.

Thank you so much,

Jacob

1 1953

2 1993

Ithran59
31-May-2021, 10:31
Thanks again.

xya
31-May-2021, 21:49
1962
thank you so much.

PhotomanTom
2-Jun-2021, 12:47
A friend gave me what I believe to be a Linhof Super Technika iv. Serial number 68847, what year was it made. What additional information might I need to get parts, I know it needs a new bellows or repair of 3 small holes.

Bob Salomon
2-Jun-2021, 14:37
A friend gave me what I believe to be a Linhof Super Technika iv. Serial number 68847, what year was it made. What additional information might I need to get parts, I know it needs a new bellows or repair of 3 small holes.

1962 Super Technika lV.

Bob Watkins at precision can help you.

PhotomanTom
3-Jun-2021, 12:57
1962 Super Technika lV.

Bob Watkins at precision can help you.

Thank you for the info!

Timothymeinks
12-Jun-2021, 23:08
Hello Bob,

I have recently acquired two Linhof cameras and want to know from which year they are and if the models are correct.

Linhof Technika III 13x18 - s.n. 25047
Linhof Kardan Color 45s - s.n. 561110

Thank you so much in advance!

- Timothy

Bob Salomon
13-Jun-2021, 01:36
Hello Bob,

I have recently acquired two Linhof cameras and want to know from which year they are and if the models are correct.

Linhof Technika III 13x18 - s.n. 25047

1955

Linhof Kardan Color 45s - s.n. 561110
1970

Thank you so much in advance!

- Timothy

Timothymeinks
13-Jun-2021, 03:15
Thank you for the help!

NormaN
20-Jun-2021, 12:39
1965

Hello Bob

My ST V I recently bought is close:
2111587. same year or 1966?

Thank you!
Regards
NormaN

Bob Salomon
20-Jun-2021, 13:18
Hello Bob

My ST V I recently bought is close:
2111587. same year or 1966?

Thank you!
Regards
NormaN

Yes

NormaN
20-Jun-2021, 23:13
Yes

Thank you very much Bob!

emilew
24-Jun-2021, 10:05
Hello Bob,

I purchased a Linhoff Technika some time ago and would like to know the exact model and year it was made. s.n. 54070

Thanks in advance for your time and effort.

Bob Salomon
24-Jun-2021, 11:59
Hello Bob,

I purchased a Linhoff Technika some time ago and would like to know the exact model and year it was made. s.n. 54070

Thanks in advance for your time and effort.

1956 Technika lll

Greg Jackson
24-Jun-2021, 12:04
Linhof Color # 8606
Thanks!

emilew
24-Jun-2021, 12:09
1956 Technika lll

Thanks, Bob!

Pooky74
6-Jul-2021, 11:52
I have a Technika, model unknown. Serial number 33725.

Bob Salomon
6-Jul-2021, 12:35
I have a Technika, model unknown. Serial number 33725.

1953 Technika lll.

Pooky74
6-Jul-2021, 13:15
1953 Technika lll.

Thanks so much Bob.

Greg Jackson
6-Jul-2021, 13:39
Linhof Color # 8606
Thanks!

Bob Salomon
6-Jul-2021, 13:52
Linhof Color # 8606
Thanks!

1958

Oldwunsch
7-Jul-2021, 22:50
Hi Bob, could You find a production year for my new old Linhof, please? The number is 61984. Many thanks, Oldrich

Bob Salomon
8-Jul-2021, 04:29
Hi Bob, could You find a production year for my new old Linhof, please? The number is 61984. Many thanks, Oldrich

1954 Technika lll

Momi016
21-Jul-2021, 07:44
Could you help with this Linhof serial number 2162310, and a linhof with nr: 84729 Don't know de type or the age

Bob Salomon
21-Jul-2021, 11:15
Could you help with this Linhof serial number 2162310

Super Technika V, 1972

, and a linhof with nr: 84729 Technika IV, 6x9. 1950

Momi016
21-Jul-2021, 21:55
Thank you very much

jackbaty
23-Jul-2021, 13:52
I'm curious about mfg year of my new-to-me Master Technika S/N 6415187

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Bob Salomon
23-Jul-2021, 14:05
I'm curious about mfg year of my new-to-me Master Technika S/N 6415187

Any guidance would be appreciated.

1972

jackbaty
23-Jul-2021, 14:27
1972

Wow, thanks for that. So fast!

Tascam42
26-Jul-2021, 20:12
Hi Bob,
Linhof S/N 42133, model & year please?
Which lens board is correct?

Bob Salomon
27-Jul-2021, 02:40
Hi Bob,
Linhof S/N 42133, model & year please?
Which lens board is correct?

1954 Standard Press. I believe it used Technika III boards.

Tascam42
27-Jul-2021, 12:09
1954 Standard Press. I believe it used Technika III boards.

Thanks Bob
from Hawkes Bay New Zealand

manfrominternet
4-Aug-2021, 03:52
What year and model of Master Technika is one with the serial number of B571227?

Bob Salomon
4-Aug-2021, 06:23
What year and model of Master Technika is one with the serial number of B571227?
After 1994. It’s the Master Technika, if it has a rangefinder, it’s either the 2000 or the 3000 if it doesn’t have the RF.

DevNull
9-Aug-2021, 11:20
Hi, was gifted another Linhof - S/N 19507.

Can I get a date and model?

Thank you!

Bob Salomon
9-Aug-2021, 11:24
Hi, was gifted another Linhof - S/N 19507.

Can I get a date and model?

Thank you!

Looks like it’s too old. I do not have prewar numbers.

WalterEG
12-Aug-2021, 13:46
Hello Bob,
I just became the latest owner of Linhof Super Kardan Color 4x5 — Serial number: 8031055

May I please prevail upon your kindness to provide some data concerning date of manufacture or initial sale?
Kindest regards
Walter

Bob Salomon
12-Aug-2021, 14:47
Hello Bob,
I just became the latest owner of Linhof Super Kardan Color 4x5 — Serial number: 8031055

May I please prevail upon your kindness to provide some data concerning date of manufacture or initial sale?
Kindest regards
Walter

May 1979. It is the SC JBL.

cpkvis
14-Aug-2021, 08:55
Hi Bob,
I just got a box of cameras from my uncle and there is a linhof technika in it. I think it is a III or IV but not sure. The serial number on the plate below the rail is 4155704. It has the number F=150mm above the serial number but this camera has a S K Xener 135mm f 3.8 lens. Can you please help me with model and year. Thanks in advance. Michael

Bob Salomon
14-Aug-2021, 09:20
Hi Bob,
I just got a box of cameras from my uncle and there is a linhof technika in it. I think it is a III or IV but not sure. The serial number on the plate below the rail is 4155704. It has the number F=150mm above the serial number but this camera has a S K Xener 135mm f 3.8 lens. Can you please help me with model and year. Thanks in advance. Michael

Sorry, I have no record of that number.

cpkvis
14-Aug-2021, 09:28
Hi Bob,
Thanks so much. perhaps I am not reading the serial number from the correct spot. That was the only number I found on the camera. It is on the moving arm below the rail. I think it's the rail for the range finder focus. I'm not familiar with these large format cameras. Would the number be someplace else?
If all else fails would it be possible for me to send you a couple pics? Thanks again. Michael

Bob Salomon
14-Aug-2021, 10:11
Hi Bob,
Thanks so much. perhaps I am not reading the serial number from the correct spot. That was the only number I found on the camera. It is on the moving arm below the rail. I think it's the rail for the range finder focus. I'm not familiar with these large format cameras. Would the number be someplace else?
If all else fails would it be possible for me to send you a couple pics? Thanks again. Michael
That is the serial number of the lens that cam was cut for.
Look to see if there is a number in the accessory shoe.

cpkvis
14-Aug-2021, 10:31
I sort of figured that. I have literally checked every inch of the camera including the accessory shoe and can't find another number. Basically, it has a round level bubble on the top left center, a flash shoe and a strap holder on each side of the top (at the front edge). The rail has a round hole and a sort of rectangular hole. No "Linhof" cover/ID plate. I hope I'm not inconveniencing you too much. Michael

Bob Salomon
14-Aug-2021, 10:59
I sort of figured that. I have literally checked every inch of the camera including the accessory shoe and can't find another number. Basically, it has a round level bubble on the top left center, a flash shoe and a strap holder on each side of the top (at the front edge). The rail has a round hole and a sort of rectangular hole. No "Linhof" cover/ID plate. I hope I'm not inconveniencing you too much. Michael
Send a picture.

cpkvis
14-Aug-2021, 11:18
Here are a couple pics.218625218624