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surojit
27-Jul-2009, 22:27
Sorry I don't have a record of that serial number being produced since the end of WW II.

Bob,

I've found it on Robert Monaghan's website !

Linhof Technical Cameras
by Robert Monaghan


LINHOF TECHNIKA IV (6x9 cm) VIEW CAMERA
Photo Courtesy of Mike - Dexters - Ventura Ca
dexcam1@aol.com - Thanks!!



The Linhof Technika is considered to be one of the top quality cameras of this design, with many professional features and refinements. The CameraQuest Linhof Technika Buying Guide gives a useful overview of Linhof Technikas (including the 4x5 series). Since Mr. Gandy's site doesn't currently include much information about the pre-III/IV models, I have posted the following update in response to recent requests [2/2001]:

Linhof Technical Cameras [Source: Modern Photography, Dec. 1965]

General Features (common across models)
made by Linhof K.G. Precision Camera Works of Munich, Germany
all models listed use sheet film, plates, or film packs
later models also accept accessory rollfilm adapters
late model 4x5" super Technikas take accessory Polaroid backs
all models have interchangeable lensboards
lenses supplied by Schneider, Rodenstock, Voigtlander, Carl Zeiss
lenses range from 53mm to 360mm (to 47mm for later models) for 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" Linhofs
Lenses range from 65mm to 360mm for the 4x5" models
shutter brands and types vary depending on lenses used
flash synch depends on lens installed too - non-sync, X, MX, or MFX depending on shutter
Linhof Technika II (6x9cm) of 1936
introduced circa 1936, discontinued in 1940
list price was $175 US (without lens)
serial numbers #13,001 to 19,000
swinging back and front
detachable revolving back
triple extension bellows
frame finder
identification points: black enamel finish and frame finder
Linhof Super Technika III (2 1/4" x 3 1/4") of 1951
introduced 1951, discontinued 1956
list price with rangefinder but without lens $329.75
list price as above with 105mm f/3.5 xenar $399.70
serial numbers 43,001 to 48,999 (MINE IS 47151 !)
built-in rangefinder coupling to lenses from 53mm to 240mm
rangefinder coupling to lenses via interchangeable cams
adjustable varifocus viewfinder with parallax compensation
viewfinder is combined with rangefinder
detachable revolving, swinging, tilting back
rising, tilting front
drop bed (allows dropping front to clear wide angle lenses etc)
triple extension bellows
two position cable release sockets
optional stripped model without rangefinder (add-on later)
identification pointers:
early version has polished chrome finish, later has satin chrome finish
no device for quick interchange of backs (vs. Super Technika IV in 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" does)
Linhof Super Technika IV (2 1/4" x 3 1/4") of 1956
similar to 1951 model, but has quick interchange of back features
introduced in 1956, discontinued in 1963
serial numbers 80,001 to 90,623
list price with "anatomical" hand grip but no lens - $498
identification pointers - film size and quick interchange back
Linhof Technika II (9x12cm) of 1936
introduced in 1936, discontinued in 1940
serial number 13,001 to 19,000
list price not available
has rising and tilting front with horizontal shift
detachable revolving and swinging back
triple extension bellows
frame finder
built-in spirit levels
identification pointer - all black finish
Linhof Technika III (4x5") of 1946
introduced in 1946, discontinued in 1950
pre-1948 models lacked rangefinder
1948-on models had coupled rangefinder with interchangeable cams
spring lock on lens boards
interchangeable focusing scales
cross spirit level built into baseboard (for leveling..)
swivel of lens standard increased to 15 degrees to each side
stronger baseboard with tripod bushing
two position cable release sockets
see Linhof Technika II 4x5" for other features
serial numbers from 2,021 to 2,555, 22,556 to 23,880
list price not available
identification points include coupled rangefinder for 1948-on models
rangefinder housing has square ends
camera is black with polished metal trim
Linhof Super Technika III (4x5") of 1950
introduced in 1950; discontinued in 1953
similar to Super Technika III (4x5") of 1936
more streamlined rangefinder housing
fitted with flashgun bracket
original models had polished metal trim; 1951-on models had satin chrome trim
some models were sold without rangefinders
list price with rangefinder but without lens was $299.50
serial numbers 30,001 to 37,104
identification points include satin finish (after 1951 models)
ID point - more streamlined rangefinder and flashgun bracket fittings
Linhof Super Technika III (4x5") of 1953
introduced in 1953, discontinued in 1956
serial numbers 50,001 to 62,235
list price with rangefinder but no lens was $369.50, or $459.45 with 150mm f/4.5 Xenar
similar to later variants of Super Technika III 4x5" of 1950
reinforced camera body
drop bed
universal camera back with ektalite field lens (fresnel)
Graflex type back available option too
spring back system for holding film holders in place
prism type rangefinder
models in 1955-on had left and right hand focusing knobs
" strengthened deeper baseboard and reinforced hinges
stripped model without rangefinder was also available
identification points include left/right focusing knobs (1955-on)
" rangefinder housing is flush with upper edge of camera body
black leather finish (colored leather options available too)
accessory viewfinder options (for wide angle lenses etc.)
Linhof Super Technika IV (4x5")
similar to prior 1956 version of Super Technika III 4x5" (above)
lens standard pulls out and locks on track with two pull-out finger grip knobs
lens standard tilts 15 degrees forward or backward on lens axis and locks at any angle
movable infinity stops lock on upper bed tracks
models from serial number 70,500 onward have rangefinder housing flush with top of body
list price without lens $556
serial numbers 62,501-78,887
identification points include lens standard tilts
" rangefinder housing is flush with top of body after s.n. 70,500
You should note that Linhof selected lenses tend to command a modest premium, which may well be worth paying. Reportedly, Linhof individually tested and selected the better lenses from various production lines. These Linhof tested and selected lenses commanded a premium then, and still do today. Conversely, you may be able to get any lens with sufficient coverage mounted on a lens board for your Linhof. But the rangefinder coupling may require some custom camera technician efforts to accurately match up with your model camera.

As Mr. Gandy notes at his CameraQuest Linhof Technika Pages, the later models are much preferred by users. The full range of technical camera controls, including the drop bed, is not available in the earlier models. More importantly, it may be expensive to adapt an earlier model to use the 120 or 220 rollfilm backs popular with most users. The earlier model 4x5" Super Technikas may not accept the Polaroid backs due to size issues. So most folks looking for a user camera will gravitate towards the later Linhof models which accept standard rollfilm backs and Polaroid backs. Only the later cameras with drop beds can be used with the 47mm super angulon and similar ultrawide lenses. The earlier cameras will also be hard to find parts for, unlike some of the later still-supported models. Reportedly, the "Super" camera models all have rangefinders, while those that were made without the rangefinder are simply Technika cameras.

In short, most users will want to look for a Super Technika IV/V model in the desired format

Bob Salomon
28-Jul-2009, 03:21
"In short, most users will want to look for a Super Technika IV/V model in the desired format"

Or later cameras.

Bob Salomon
28-Jul-2009, 03:26
"Linhof Super Technika III (2 1/4" x 3 1/4") of 1951
introduced 1951, discontinued 1956
list price with rangefinder but without lens $329.75
list price as above with 105mm f/3.5 xenar $399.70
serial numbers 43,001 to 48,999 (MINE IS 47151 !) "

That serial number range is incorrect. It should be:

43,000 to 46,999.

fragola
28-Jul-2009, 15:07
Hi Bob,

I have a Linhof master technika with serial number is 6431477. could you help me.
all the best

surojit
28-Jul-2009, 21:10
"Linhof Super Technika III (2 1/4" x 3 1/4") of 1951
introduced 1951, discontinued 1956
list price with rangefinder but without lens $329.75
list price as above with 105mm f/3.5 xenar $399.70
serial numbers 43,001 to 48,999 (MINE IS 47151 !) "

That serial number range is incorrect. It should be:

43,000 to 46,999.

Bob,

If what you say is correct, then how was 47151 stamped on my camera ?

Could you throw further light on this ? Or, speculate perhaps...

rioja
29-Jul-2009, 02:18
"Linhof Super Technika III (2 1/4" x 3 1/4") of 1951
introduced 1951, discontinued 1956
list price with rangefinder but without lens $329.75
list price as above with 105mm f/3.5 xenar $399.70
serial numbers 43,001 to 48,999 (MINE IS 47151 !) "

That serial number range is incorrect. It should be:

43,000 to 46,999.

Hi,

nice coincidence ;)
I just bought a Linhof Super Technika IV 6x9cm and thought I could ask Bob what exact type and date it is. The number is 46688. After reading this message I think it must be from around 1954 and is a III. But it would be great if you could verify my guess, Bob.

Peter K
29-Jul-2009, 02:43
If what you say is correct, then how was 47151 stamped on my camera ?
It's easy to stamp any number on a spare accessory-shoe and mount it with only three screws.

Have you checked the serial number on the cam?

Peter

Bob Salomon
1-Aug-2009, 16:57
Hi,

nice coincidence ;)
I just bought a Linhof Super Technika IV 6x9cm and thought I could ask Bob what exact type and date it is. The number is 46688. After reading this message I think it must be from around 1954 and is a III. But it would be great if you could verify my guess, Bob.

1952 and it is a III.

Bob Salomon
1-Aug-2009, 16:59
Hi Bob,

I have a Linhof master technika with serial number is 6431477. could you help me.
all the best

1975

rioja
2-Aug-2009, 12:46
1952 and it is a III.

Hi Bob,
1954 would suit me better, because it's my year of birth ;)

But it doesn't really matter, many thanks for your help.

Ralf

fragola
3-Sep-2009, 23:28
Hi Bob,

thanks for all the info that you provide, i do have another Linhof master technika S/N 6431337.
thanks

Bob Salomon
4-Sep-2009, 02:02
Hi Bob,

thanks for all the info that you provide, i do have another Linhof master technika S/N 6431337.
thanks

1974

David Callard
10-Sep-2009, 20:18
I see this is an old post so I may not be noticed, but I also would like to know the year of my Technika's manufacture. I offer my thanks to Bob Salomon for any information. The Serial # of my camera is 74665

Bob Salomon
11-Sep-2009, 02:40
I see this is an old post so I may not be noticed, but I also would like to know the year of my Technika's manufacture. I offer my thanks to Bob Salomon for any information. The Serial # of my camera is 74665

Technika IV from 1961

David Callard
11-Sep-2009, 18:47
:) Thanks Bob, much appreciated.

Don Whitebread
13-Sep-2009, 12:26
Thanks for all the previous info, very informative. I found a Tech V for sale, and the owner says the serial # is 6535868. Does this make sense, or does that make it after they changed to Master Technikas? It's tan and looks like a Tech V, so I'm confused...

Thanks,
Don

Bob Salomon
13-Sep-2009, 12:58
Thanks for all the previous info, very informative. I found a Tech V for sale, and the owner says the serial # is 6535868. Does this make sense, or does that make it after they changed to Master Technikas? It's tan and looks like a Tech V, so I'm confused...

Thanks,
Don

The question is where did they find the serial number on the camera that they gave you?

The tan cameras are IVs, the Vs are grey, the Masters are black.

Don Whitebread
13-Sep-2009, 13:04
Thanks. I'll ask them again about the #. This is tan, but has the plastic tipped front rise lever like an early V, so ??

Bob Salomon
13-Sep-2009, 13:29
Thanks. I'll ask them again about the #. This is tan, but has the plastic tipped front rise lever like an early V, so ??

It is a V. But there is a serial number question.

Bob Salomon
13-Sep-2009, 14:15
Thanks for all the previous info, very informative. I found a Tech V for sale, and the owner says the serial # is 6535868. Does this make sense, or does that make it after they changed to Master Technikas? It's tan and looks like a Tech V, so I'm confused...

Thanks,
Don

I found that serial number and you should have a long, long talk with the owner. That is the serial number for a 1976 Linhof AeroTechnika 45 Electric camera.

Don Whitebread
13-Sep-2009, 14:22
Yikes! This is what I'm looking at, so it must be a part switch during repair, or something. Doesn't sound like they're trying to be devious.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Linhof-Technika-V-4x5-with-Schneider-150mm-F5-6-Lens_W0QQitemZ370256715238QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFilm_Cameras?hash=item5635051de6&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_3320wt_1189

Sorry you had to do so much digging. Maybe there's a good story behind this, but I doubt we'll ever know.

Bob Salomon
13-Sep-2009, 15:09
Yikes! This is what I'm looking at, so it must be a part switch during repair, or something. Doesn't sound like they're trying to be devious.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Linhof-Technika-V-4x5-with-Schneider-150mm-F5-6-Lens_W0QQitemZ370256715238QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFilm_Cameras?hash=item5635051de6&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_3320wt_1189

Sorry you had to do so much digging. Maybe there's a good story behind this, but I doubt we'll ever know.

I don't see a serial number and if someone added an accessory shoe it is no big deal. The price is good and they are reputable. So bid at that price.

Since you are in N. CA then you might want to visit either of the Camera West stores. They had a few used V and Master Technikas the last time I was there.

karl french
16-Sep-2009, 14:03
Just picked up Master Technika 6481115. There is no serial number on the shoe and I can't seem to unscrew the knob under the shoe in the body. Is the serial number located anywhere else on the body? The serial number I have is from the sales invoice.

Thanks Bob.

Bob Salomon
16-Sep-2009, 18:15
Just picked up Master Technika 6481115. There is no serial number on the shoe and I can't seem to unscrew the knob under the shoe in the body. Is the serial number located anywhere else on the body? The serial number I have is from the sales invoice.

Thanks Bob.

1979

No, it is on the accessory shoe.

shannaford
13-Oct-2009, 20:25
Hi Bob, hoping you will be able to give me a year model for my master tech please. Serial number on the accessory shoe is #6491278. Many thanks in advance,

Bob Salomon
14-Oct-2009, 03:00
Hi Bob, hoping you will be able to give me a year model for my master tech please. Serial number on the accessory shoe is #6491278. Many thanks in advance,

January 1981

fragola
15-Oct-2009, 15:06
Hi Bob,

I've acquired a MT with the serial B531110. Would you know the production year?
all the best

Bob Salomon
15-Oct-2009, 16:42
Hi Bob,

I've acquired a MT with the serial B531110. Would you know the production year?
all the best

1992

Andrey Vorobyov
16-Oct-2009, 04:31
Hi Bob!
A friend of mine asked me to date his Master Techika if you dont mind.
Serial # B 511426.
Thanks in advance!

footoograaf
2-Nov-2009, 08:47
Hi,

I would appreciate if you can help me to date Linhof Color s/n:8770

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
2-Nov-2009, 09:02
Hi,

I would appreciate if you can help me to date Linhof Color s/n:8770

Thanks!

The Linhof Color was made from Sept. 1958 to May of 62 so yours would be towards the end. About 1960.

footoograaf
2-Nov-2009, 12:16
Thank you.

footoograaf
2-Nov-2009, 12:20
Thank you!

Roland irek
6-Nov-2009, 15:12
Hi Bob,

since a few days I own a super technika IV (in black) with the serial number 81435. Today I phoned Linhof in Munich and ask them, in which year the cam was made. They had no idea, because the have no lists from the past. Do you can say me , in which year the cam was made.

Many thanks for your help

Roland

Bob Salomon
6-Nov-2009, 17:08
Hi Bob,

since a few days I own a super technika IV (in black) with the serial number 81435. Today I phoned Linhof in Munich and ask them, in which year the cam was made. They had no idea, because the have no lists from the past. Do you can say me , in which year the cam was made.

Many thanks for your help

Roland

It is a V from 1964 but the covering should be grey, not black.

Roland irek
7-Nov-2009, 13:25
Hallo Bob,

many thanks for your very fast answer.
In the the ownwers certificate from linhof the camera was titled technika IV - and with an handmade notice - Mod VII. The serial number on the certificate and the shoe on the top is identical. The colour is - black ! I dont know what I must do to load up a photo from the camera (I just started in this forum yesterday) that I can show it.
Allow me one question. Im impressed, because you know more from the linhof cameras than the firm in munich. At linhof they are not able to identify the production year of the cameras from the sixties and seventies. They told me at the phone, they have no database. How you get your informations.

Best regards and many thanks for your help

Roland

Bob Salomon
7-Nov-2009, 19:19
Hallo Bob,

many thanks for your very fast answer.
In the the ownwers certificate from linhof the camera was titled technika IV - and with an handmade notice - Mod VII. The serial number on the certificate and the shoe on the top is identical. The colour is - black ! I dont know what I must do to load up a photo from the camera (I just started in this forum yesterday) that I can show it.
Allow me one question. Im impressed, because you know more from the linhof cameras than the firm in munich. At linhof they are not able to identify the production year of the cameras from the sixties and seventies. They told me at the phone, they have no database. How you get your informations.

Best regards and many thanks for your help

Roland

We have been the Linhof distributor since the late 70's and had data from old employees.

venchka
7-Nov-2009, 19:27
Bob,

Thank you for your generous assistance in all matters pertaining to Linhof cameras.

One more, please. A Technika V, #80325.

Bob Salomon
8-Nov-2009, 08:46
Bob,

Thank you for your generous assistance in all matters pertaining to Linhof cameras.

One more, please. A Technika V, #80325.

1963/64

venchka
12-Nov-2009, 13:52
Thank you! My senior year in high school. Beige covering. For the data base.

miraejoon
22-Nov-2009, 00:55
Will anyone help me out with my cameras, one of them is a Linhof super technika 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 I believe

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=56191

Peter K
22-Nov-2009, 02:42
You will find the serial number in the accessory shoe on the top of the Technika IV 2x3".

Scott Sharp
22-Nov-2009, 07:53
Hi Bob,

I'd like to get the year of manufacture for a Kardan Color 45s Ser. #5,721,080

Thank you,

Bob Salomon
22-Nov-2009, 08:29
Hi Bob,

I'd like to get the year of manufacture for a Kardan Color 45s Ser. #5,721,080

Thank you,

1971/72

miraejoon
22-Nov-2009, 12:49
#84476 beige/tan technika 2x3

Bob Salomon
22-Nov-2009, 12:59
#84476 beige/tan technika 2x3

IV, about 1958/59.

johnschlicher
10-Dec-2009, 05:04
Hi Bob,

Serial # 17246----please tell me this is a 5 x 7--just bought it from another site, seller had no clue.

Thanks John

Bob Salomon
10-Dec-2009, 05:21
Hi Bob,

Serial # 17246----please tell me this is a 5 x 7--just bought it from another site, seller had no clue.

Thanks John

Sorry, I can not find that number for a 23, 45, 57 or from any of their other cameras.

johnschlicher
10-Dec-2009, 05:42
Thanks Bob,

Probably bought one of those, that takes the skinny plates.

Here's the auction # if you would be so kind to check it out 250541729143

Thanks Very much --John

Peter K
10-Dec-2009, 06:56
John, it's a Linhof "Standard" not a "Technika" from about 1937 to use with single-plate-holders.

Bob Salomon
10-Dec-2009, 08:26
Thanks Bob,

Probably bought one of those, that takes the skinny plates.

Here's the auction # if you would be so kind to check it out 250541729143

Thanks Very much --John

John,

As the site and Peter said, it is the Standard. I only have production numbers from after WWII that start in 1946.

BTW, The shutter is a Deckel not a Decker. That shutter was the first invention of Valentin Linhof and became the Compur shutter after Zeiss added Deckel to the group.

johnschlicher
10-Dec-2009, 08:42
Thanks Bob,

Do think I could convert the back to take more modern double 5 x 7 holders?

Peter K
10-Dec-2009, 09:40
Do think I could convert the back to take more modern double 5 x 7 holders?
The revolving back of the Standard or Technika II is not removable - the camera body has no lock sliders but four brackets each fixed with 2 scews - as the back of later Technikas. Also, as I know, the dovetail of the back has a different diameter. So the back of a Technika III up to Technika V for double-film-holders with it's diameter of ca. 222mm doesn't fit.

johnschlicher
10-Dec-2009, 10:48
Thanks Peter,

Probably should have ask you guys before I bought it, now I will be on the hunt for plate holders. Thanks for the info

John

Peter K
10-Dec-2009, 10:57
Probably should have ask you guys before I bought it, now I will be on the hunt for plate holders.
Look for plate- or filmholders 13x18 cm with "Million-fold". If your camera is isn't a Technika II 12x16,5cm. This cameras have the same case but different backs. So measure the ground-glass first.

johnschlicher
10-Dec-2009, 11:05
Peter,

One more question, don't slap me to hard for asking it.

Could I screw a 5 x 7 spring back from a view camera to use regular film holders?

Bob Salomon
10-Dec-2009, 12:23
Peter,

One more question, don't slap me to hard for asking it.

Could I screw a 5 x 7 spring back from a view camera to use regular film holders?

Anything is possible. Making it light tight would be a problem and rotating it from horizonat to vertcal might also make it an issue.

Why not just re-list it for sale and try to find a more recent camera that is a sheet film camera. Then there would be no issues like now. And you will have other issues with your camera like lens boards, ground glasses, Fresnel screens, etc.

ki6mf
10-Dec-2009, 12:42
We all should show support for Bob and his public service efforts! I personaly have 4 of his HP Combi tanks for developing and some Rodenstock lenses too!

Peter K
10-Dec-2009, 13:08
Could I screw a 5 x 7 spring back from a view camera to use regular film holders?
As Bob mentioned before, anything is possible. In this case if you have a well equipped workshop for metal-work at hand. There also lens boards can be made. But 5x7" springs backs are not so easy to find, see this thread (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=56688).

Peter

johnschlicher
10-Dec-2009, 13:33
Thanks Bob, & Peter

I probably will just re-list it, after I snag the lens out of it.

Thanks for all the advice,

John

djanssen
31-Dec-2009, 15:57
Hello All,

I'm new to the Large Format Photography Forum and was hoping to get some help with identifying a Linhof Technika with this serial number: 36441. It's on the hot shoe, the leather is black (if that matters). If that's not the correct place to be looking, please let me know where to look.

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
31-Dec-2009, 17:46
Hello All,

I'm new to the Large Format Photography Forum and was hoping to get some help with identifying a Linhof Technika with this serial number: 36441. It's on the hot shoe, the leather is black (if that matters). If that's not the correct place to be looking, please let me know where to look.

Thanks!

1954 Technika III 4x5. As I have previously stated, the III is an orphan. No accessories or parts are currently made and the front standard does not have front tilt for the lens, the board will only tilt backwards.

The next model may also not have repair parts available but it does accept all currents accessories and does have forward lens tilt. So a IV or later would be a better value and be more useful when trying to control the plane of focus.

djanssen
1-Jan-2010, 17:31
Thanks so much Bob - it's very much appreciated!

lordmint
14-Jan-2010, 01:38
Hello all,

I'm new to this forum. Just recently got myself a Linhof. The serial number is 2151480. Can somebody identify which model it belongs to? Appreciate the help :D

Thanks,
Min.

Bob Salomon
14-Jan-2010, 04:24
Hello all,

I'm new to this forum. Just recently got myself a Linhof. The serial number is 2151480. Can somebody identify which model it belongs to? Appreciate the help :D

Thanks,
Min.

1969/70 Super Technika V

GuillaumeCo
14-Jan-2010, 14:46
Hello Mr Salomon,
I've recently bought a technikardan 45s, serial number C241208, and would like to know his age.
thank you so much.

lordmint
14-Jan-2010, 18:57
1969/70 Super Technika V

Thank you Bob. Appreciate your help :)

MarkWNY
14-Jan-2010, 22:44
Hello Mr. Salomon,

I have a Master Technika in beautiful condition. I purchased the camera used a few years ago and would like to know when it was manufactured. The serial number is 6491229.

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,
Mark

Bob Salomon
15-Jan-2010, 14:59
Hello Mr Salomon,
I've recently bought a technikardan 45s, serial number C241208, and would like to know his age.
thank you so much.

Sorry I don't have that info.

Bob Salomon
15-Jan-2010, 15:00
Hello Mr. Salomon,

I have a Master Technika in beautiful condition. I purchased the camera used a few years ago and would like to know when it was manufactured. The serial number is 6491229.

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,
Mark

1989

MarkWNY
15-Jan-2010, 22:11
1989

Thank you Bob. I really appreciate the help. I thought I found this info on a web site at one time, but I can't seem to find it now. It's great that you have been taking the time to do this for so many people over the years.

Have a great weekend,
Mark

GuillaumeCo
18-Jan-2010, 06:14
Sorry I don't have that info.

damn!
I'll send a mail to linhof to see that

toyosnapper
20-Jan-2010, 03:23
Bob,
Apologies for prolonging this one, but have only just seen the thread. Can you tell me if the following number 21625 relates to a 5x7, or 13x18, camera, & its date? Thanks. Dennis.

mil7230
31-Jan-2010, 12:52
Hi Bob
Newly acquired Linhof Technorama 617S Panoramic Camera. Serial # B031062
Cheers
Mike

Bob Salomon
31-Jan-2010, 12:59
Bob,
Apologies for prolonging this one, but have only just seen the thread. Can you tell me if the following number 21625 relates to a 5x7, or 13x18, camera, & its date? Thanks. Dennis.

It is not a 5x7

Bob Salomon
31-Jan-2010, 13:00
Hi Bob
Newly acquired Linhof Technorama 617S Panoramic Camera. Serial # B031062
Cheers
Mike

I have no listings for the S or SIII

Scott Sharp
31-Jan-2010, 14:27
Hi Bob,

I'd like to get the date on a Kardan Color 45 S The Serial #5721086

Thanks,

Scott

vaan
12-Feb-2010, 01:22
Hello. I'm renewing a Linhof 4x5 Technika s/n 6421480.
Could you please tell me which year it is?
Is it a Technika V or Master technika?
Also I need to replace the old leather skin, any advice if it's the worth cutting it myself.

Best,
Vaan

Bob Salomon
12-Feb-2010, 05:08
Hello. I'm renewing a Linhof 4x5 Technika s/n 6421480.
Could you please tell me which year it is?
Is it a Technika V or Master technika?
Also I need to replace the old leather skin, any advice if it's the worth cutting it myself.

Best,
Vaan

72/73 Master Technika. Linhof service has the covering for the camera. Just contact them. In the USA it is marflex@aol.com

vaan
12-Feb-2010, 06:36
thank you much bob!

Daniel Stone
12-Feb-2010, 08:34
hi bob!

I'm currently eyeing a Master Technika with the serial # of

6491423

saw a page or two back on this thread a S.N. very close to this one, so I'm assuming its close

thanks for your help!

-Dan

Bob Salomon
12-Feb-2010, 08:47
hi bob!

I'm currently eyeing a Master Technika with the serial # of

6491423

saw a page or two back on this thread a S.N. very close to this one, so I'm assuming its close

thanks for your help!

-Dan

1989

Daniel Stone
12-Feb-2010, 08:54
thanks Bob

its great knowing that there are people like you still out there willing to help the "small man"!

blessings,

-Dan

dave_whatever
17-Feb-2010, 05:49
Another one for you Bob: Super Rollex 1115256.

Bob Salomon
17-Feb-2010, 06:10
Another one for you Bob: Super Rollex 1115256.

Sorry, we don't track Super Rollex numbers.

dave_whatever
17-Feb-2010, 06:20
No problem! I guess there had to be some limit to your powers.

CarstenW
27-Mar-2010, 04:52
I have just acquired a Linhof Master Technika, and I *believe* that it is a classic, but I am not certain how to tell. There is supposed to be a missing hole for the cable release somewhere around the front standard, and I indeed don't have a hole there. Can someone help me identify the camera more positively?

The serial number engraved in the hotshoe is 81822, but this seems much shorter than other serial numbers for the MT posted in this thread, so I am uncertain if it is the right one?

For some reason, neither of my cable releases fit the little block on the (original) Linhof lens boards, although they did fit the lenses. I guess I need to get a different kind.

I also seem unable to get the 30 degrees of front tilt, forwards or backwards, that the manual lists. The little sliding block on the tilt-locking side of the front standard doesn't move up and down enough for this, and the thin restrainer which attaches to this is too short. I probably get somewhere between 20 and 25 degrees. Is this normal?

Thanks for any help.

Bob Salomon
27-Mar-2010, 05:39
I have just acquired a Linhof Master Technika, and I *believe* that it is a classic, but I am not certain how to tell. There is supposed to be a missing hole for the cable release somewhere around the front standard, and I indeed don't have a hole there. Can someone help me identify the camera more positively?

The serial number engraved in the hotshoe is 81822, but this seems much shorter than other serial numbers for the MT posted in this thread, so I am uncertain if it is the right one?

For some reason, neither of my cable releases fit the little block on the (original) Linhof lens boards, although they did fit the lenses. I guess I need to get a different kind.

I also seem unable to get the 30 degrees of front tilt, forwards or backwards, that the manual lists. The little sliding block on the tilt-locking side of the front standard doesn't move up and down enough for this, and the thin restrainer which attaches to this is too short. I probably get somewhere between 20 and 25 degrees. Is this normal?

Thanks for any help.

81822 Would be a Super Technika V from 1964.

B.S.Kumar
27-Mar-2010, 06:18
A Master Technika has two buttons on the top that can be slid to let a flap be raised, allowing a little movement with wide-angle lenses.

Kumar

CarstenW
27-Mar-2010, 06:31
81822 Would be a Super Technika V from 1964.

Thanks, Bob.

Kumar, mine has the flap, but I seem to recall that Linhof has updated some older cameras with the flap. Hmm, perhaps mine is a V updated to MT spec, or perhaps the hotshoe isn't original. Is there a detailed list of differences somewhere which I can use to make a more positive identification? I have read of some internal differences, but never seen them described.

My rear standard swivel and tilt tightening knobs are black, btw, not silver as in the MT classic manual. The little sliding catch for limiting the front tilt is also black, and looks shorter than the one in the MT classic manual, which is silver. The carrying strap lugs are wide and would accomodate a strap, whereas the MT classic lugs are just for a ring, I believe.

In fact, my Technika looks exactly like this one (being sold as an MT classic, but who knows), except that the flap buttons are like the ones in the MT classic manual, ie. flat-round and smooth, and with a little arrow instead of the word "off", and the front-tilt restrainer is black, not silver as seen.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370350650607

The Master Technika is described as having more movements. Perhaps this is the best way to spot the differences. I will look for specs for both, and compare.

Peter K
27-Mar-2010, 06:53
Is there a detailed list of differences somewhere which I can use to make a more positive identification? I have read of some internal differences, but never seen them described.
Here (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/linhof/technika.html#differences) Bob has described the main differences between Technika 4x5" models.

My rear standard swivel and tilt tightening knobs are black, btw, not silver as in the MT classic manual. The little sliding catch for limiting the front tilt is also black, and looks shorter than the one in the MT classic manual, which is silver. The carrying strap lugs are wide and would accomodate a strap, whereas the MT classic lugs are just for a ring, I believe.
This sounds like a T V. The carrying strap lugs mounted on the top of the T V and older are arranged in the direction of the optical axis. But perpendicular and smaller with the Master Technika.

The camera shown on fleebay is a Master Technika.

The lever for rising the front standart is also different. For the T V it's made from plastic compared with metal for the Master.

CarstenW
27-Mar-2010, 07:03
Actually, upon closer examination, it looks rather unlikely that the flap was added later. It is cast into the body of the camera, not milled, and so the entire body would have had to be replaced. That seems rather a lot of trouble to go to, and a huge expense for an older body. My strap lugs go side-to-side and the tip of the rise lever is black metal.

It seems that there must have been a fair amount of variation in the bodies and the details of them. The strap lugs do not match the classic documentation, but the rise flap locks do, the black versus silver details, and so on. I guess my hotshoe just got swapped at some point.

Btw, the list you posted a link to is fairly rudimentary, and describes mainly functional differences, not cosmetic ones. My T is certainly functionally an MT, I just wonder if it is an MT classic, why the small colour differences, and so on.

Hmm, mine seems to be missing the black block under the coldshoe (not hotshoe, of course). I don't think there will be another tripod mounting hole underneath either. Very odd. Perhaps it is a cross-over period V/MT model.

Bob Salomon
27-Mar-2010, 11:33
Actually, upon closer examination, it looks rather unlikely that the flap was added later. It is cast into the body of the camera, not milled, and so the entire body would have had to be replaced. That seems rather a lot of trouble to go to, and a huge expense for an older body. My strap lugs go side-to-side and the tip of the rise lever is black metal.

It seems that there must have been a fair amount of variation in the bodies and the details of them. The strap lugs do not match the classic documentation, but the rise flap locks do, the black versus silver details, and so on. I guess my hotshoe just got swapped at some point.

Btw, the list you posted a link to is fairly rudimentary, and describes mainly functional differences, not cosmetic ones. My T is certainly functionally an MT, I just wonder if it is an MT classic, why the small colour differences, and so on.

Hmm, mine seems to be missing the black block under the coldshoe (not hotshoe, of course). I don't think there will be another tripod mounting hole underneath either. Very odd. Perhaps it is a cross-over period V/MT model.

No. It is a V by serial number but since the serial number is on the removeable accessory shoe you might have a shoe from the V and not the original one from your camera. Linhof did not make V models in to Master models.

As for the strap lugs and knob positions those changed when the MT 2000 was introduced. When the 2000 first came out it was introduced with an optional electronic rangefinder/viewfinder which fit across the entire top of the camera and was also the same width of the body. That required that all protrusions like strap lugs and knobs be moved to the sides of the camera. The finder did not work as it was supposed to so it was recalled and taken off the market but the bodies were not changed again.
Yes, if you release the large locking knob under the top of your camera that holds the hot shoe onto the body you will find a 1/4-20 tripod socket when you remove the accessory shoe. However, someone may have modified yours to mount the shoe permanently to the top. Especially if you have the wrong shoe now and whoever put it there lost the large nut.

One easy way to ID an early MT is if it has the cable release holding block with two holes in it on the bed of the camera by the focusing knob. If the holes are their it is an early MT. If they are not then it is a later ones. The company that made the release that fit there went out of business 25 or so years ago and with their demise that holder was no longer useful so the holes were no longer put in the block.

CarstenW
27-Mar-2010, 12:09
It is probably easiest if I post a photo first.

38623

You can see the strap lugs at the back, and the black tilt-limiter on the front standard.

There is no screw under the accessory shoe. There is something against the metal under the entire top (except the flip-up part) which feels a little rubbery, so maybe that is covering a hole? The shoe has three screws in it, so maybe they are holding it?

The cable release block is there on my camera, so I suppose it is an early MT then. When would that be, roughly?

Bob Salomon
27-Mar-2010, 12:19
It is probably easiest if I post a photo first.

38623

You can see the strap lugs at the back, and the black tilt-limiter on the front standard.

There is no screw under the accessory shoe. There is something against the metal under the entire top (except the flip-up part) which feels a little rubbery, so maybe that is covering a hole? The shoe has three screws in it, so maybe they are holding it?

The cable release block is there on my camera, so I suppose it is an early MT then. When would that be, roughly?

Yours is definately, no question about it, a MT. A service center can tell you what the original serial number of your camera was by removing the covering material. Then we can tell you the year it was made. Look harder for the nut to remove the shoe. It is inside the body above the bellows.

CarstenW
27-Mar-2010, 12:56
There is no naked nut under the top. I have run my finger all along the inside top of the camera, and it is covered with something rubbery feeling, something like the external leather, but smooth. I guess the nut must be under that.

The leather doesn't fit quite perfectly everywhere, with some edges sticking out slightly, but the camera in general is like new. I can hardly tell that it wasn't made last week, although I guess in truth it is about 40 years old.

Thanks for the help, Bob.

zoneVIII
29-Mar-2010, 10:05
Bob, mine is MT s/n C541141 could you find the Year made, Thanks

Bob Salomon
29-Mar-2010, 13:19
Bob, mine is MT s/n C541141 could you find the Year made, Thanks

After 1993

zoneVIII
29-Mar-2010, 20:08
Thanks Bob,

eyesolation
21-Apr-2010, 07:11
Dear Bob,

one more here. I ve searched everywhere and Linhof has not answered yet. I need the Manufacture date for my insurance contract. Please help:



thanks a lot in advance



eLena



Linhof Master Technika Classic 4x5 serial: 6451737
Linhof Multifocus Viewfinder (75 to 360mm) serial: 6441265
Super Rollex 6x7 Magazine serial: B871339
Linhof 45 4-Way Right Angle Reflex for 4x5 Linhof Cameras serial: not found

Bob Salomon
21-Apr-2010, 08:09
Dear Bob,

one more here. I ve searched everywhere and Linhof has not answered yet. I need the Manufacture date for my insurance contract. Please help:



thanks a lot in advance



eLena

See our PM.


Linhof Master Technika Classic 4x5 serial: 6451737
Linhof Multifocus Viewfinder (75 to 360mm) serial: 6441265
Super Rollex 6x7 Magazine serial: B871339
Linhof 45 4-Way Right Angle Reflex for 4x5 Linhof Cameras serial: not found

Don Dudenbostel
21-Apr-2010, 14:25
Is this a Study 70? No RF or VF with a body like the Technika 70 I had. The date for SN 27111xx ?

Thanks in advance!

Don Dudenbostel
21-Apr-2010, 14:27
Here's a photo of 27111xx.

Bob Salomon
21-Apr-2010, 15:28
Is this a Study 70? No RF or VF with a body like the Technika 70 I had. The date for SN 27111xx ?

Thanks in advance!

Studienkamera made in 1965/66

Peter K
21-Apr-2010, 17:24
Is this a Study 70?
In a list from 1968 such a camera is called "Studienkamera 70". Earlier cameras like the Technika IV 2x3" without RF are called "Studienkamera" only.

Don Dudenbostel
21-Apr-2010, 19:00
Thanks for the info!

sbaruche
25-Apr-2010, 17:30
+Hi Bob

I have a 6x9 linhof SN 48866

I believe it is from 1956 correct ??

the lens is xenar 105mm 3819539 + matching cam

shutter 8656744


can you help

thanks

Sylvain

global-photos
2-May-2010, 06:28
Hi bob I have a Linhof master techinka #6415240 can you tell me the age of this camera it whuld be mutch appriciated.

Best regards, from Iceland

Bob Salomon
2-May-2010, 07:08
Hi bob I have a Linhof master techinka #6415240 can you tell me the age of this camera it whuld be mutch appriciated.

Best regards, from Iceland

1973, first series of the MT.

GuillaumeCo
14-May-2010, 02:47
Hi Mr Bob
for a "cream" linhof 220 n3551179. Thank you so much in advance

Robert Hughes
14-May-2010, 07:50
Holy Toledo! 26,899 views of this thread! And I don't even know how to spell Linnhof, much less ever having seen one.

I gotta get out more...

Bob Salomon
14-May-2010, 10:29
Hi Mr Bob
for a "cream" linhof 220 n3551179. Thank you so much in advance

1970/71

jsch
14-May-2010, 14:37
Hi,

I recently bought a Linhof Technika 13x18 with the serial number 3065. Do you know the age?

Thank you,
Johannes

Bob Salomon
14-May-2010, 19:12
Hi,

I recently bought a Linhof Technika 13x18 with the serial number 3065. Do you know the age?

Thank you,
Johannes

1946

Bob Salomon
15-May-2010, 07:47
Good evenig Sir, My Tech III is stamped 32577 on the inside bed. (the top shoes was changed and the number stamped on this part is not the original one)
Is it possible for you to give me a date for my Tech ?
With many thanks.
Laurent

1953

anthony marsh
15-May-2010, 09:40
Bob,i have bought what is supposed to be a Technika2,serial# 15708.What format is it and date of manufacture? Thank you,Tony.

Bob Salomon
15-May-2010, 12:23
Bob,i have bought what is supposed to be a Technika2,serial# 15708.What format is it and date of manufacture? Thank you,Tony.

Sorry but I have no info on cameras made before the end of WW II which would be a II.

However, 15708 is the serial number of a III from about 1957 so it would be no where near a II.

rodneyAB
16-May-2010, 15:52
wonderful thread.
my recent acquisitions of Linnhof,
kardan color 45s 5723048
color 101771

thankyou

Bob Salomon
16-May-2010, 16:15
1971

rodneyAB
16-May-2010, 16:36
Thanks Bob
1971 is for the 45s I take it,
what about the older linhof color 101771?

Bob Salomon
16-May-2010, 18:20
Thanks Bob
1971 is for the 45s I take it,
what about the older linhof color 101771?

1963

anthony marsh
17-May-2010, 09:39
Bob,I inquired about a Linhof serial #15708. also stamped on the plate behind the serial # is 116.You indicated that it is a Tech 3 from the serial #.The strange thing is that it doesn't have a spring back,it has a flap held in place by a metal strap across the bottom.Pictures that I've seen of Tech 3's don't look like mine.If it's of help there is a shield in the round indentation in the plate that is football shaped with flat ends that reads LINHOF MUNCHEN.

Bob Salomon
17-May-2010, 09:48
Bob,I inquired about a Linhof serial #15708. also stamped on the plate behind the serial # is 116.You indicated that it is a Tech 3 from the serial #.The strange thing is that it doesn't have a spring back,it has a flap held in place by a metal strap across the bottom.Pictures that I've seen of Tech 3's don't look like mine.If it's of help there is a shield in the round indentation in the plate that is football shaped with flat ends that reads LINHOF MUNCHEN.

You also have a very early III and the Technikas evolve over time. The first III looks more like a Medzin then the last III which looks more like a IV. But they are both III, both use the same orphaned lens board and both lack front tilt. All earmarks of a III.

anthony marsh
17-May-2010, 09:50
Bob,Tony again.Since the camera has a back flap what type of film holder can be used?.

Bob Salomon
17-May-2010, 10:41
Bob,Tony again.Since the camera has a back flap what type of film holder can be used?.

Wothout seeing a picture it is hard to tell.

Peter K
17-May-2010, 11:13
Bob,Tony again.Since the camera has a back flap what type of film holder can be used?.
Here (http://picz.to/image/3E7) is a back for single plate holders, "Million fold", often used with Technika II and early Technika III cameras.

The picture is taken from a Linhof brochure from the thirties.

anthony marsh
17-May-2010, 17:12
Peter,do you know if the plate holders are available?Also I'm new to L F photography.By plate holders does it mean glass plates or do they hold film?

saverio
17-May-2010, 18:19
Tech lll version v #56512?

Bob Salomon
17-May-2010, 19:30
Tech lll version v #56512?

1956

Bob Salomon
17-May-2010, 19:31
Peter,do you know if the plate holders are available?Also I'm new to L F photography.By plate holders does it mean glass plates or do they hold film?

New plate holders have not been made for decades. But the first question is what size film does your camera take? 4x5" or 9x12cm?

anthony marsh
17-May-2010, 21:11
Bob ,9x12.As I stated I'm new to large format.Does plate holder mean that the camera uses glass plates or can it take film?

Peter K
18-May-2010, 02:35
Peter,do you know if the plate holders are available?Also I'm new to L F photography.By plate holders does it mean glass plates or do they hold film?
As Bob mentioned before single plate and film holder have not been made for decades, so you can only lock for used ones. Your Technika needs holders with the "million fold", the lateral edges are smooth and not bended or folded.

You can use glass plate holders also with cut-films, in this case together with an inlet. This is a sheet-metal in the size of glass-plates with three flanged sides. The sheet-film will be pushed in the insert and than the insert is pushed in the film-holder.

Bob Salomon
18-May-2010, 06:01
Bob ,9x12.As I stated I'm new to large format.Does plate holder mean that the camera uses glass plates or can it take film?

Then you have another problem as 9x12 is not at all common, 4x5 is.

Rather then being so limited in film types and sizes and holder choices why not sell it and get a more modern 4x5 Technika?

Cor
18-May-2010, 11:00
Bob,

A Linhof Techika III (type IV), # 36726 ?

Thanks in advance!,


Best,

Cor

Bob Salomon
18-May-2010, 13:38
Bob,

A Linhof Techika III (type IV), # 36726 ?

Thanks in advance!,


Best,

Cor

1954

Cor
19-May-2010, 03:32
Thanks Bob,

So my most used LF camera is 10 years older than me..;-)..

And the bellows are still in nice shape, I assume these are leather and still the original ones..

Best,

Cor

ashokgoyal42@gmail.com
20-May-2010, 03:10
Hey Bob,

Thanks in advance. I want to know the yr of manufacture for these serial numbers of Linhof.

Lens Serial number:
105/3.5 = 2813805
180/3.5 = 4222281
65 /6.8 = 4230959

Technika serial number
body = 48576

Ashok

Peter K
20-May-2010, 03:46
105/3.5 = 2813805
Assumed its a Zeiss Tessar: from 1960

180/3.5 = 4222281
Are you shure its not a f/4,5? Possible a Linhof Tele Technikon from 1960

65 /6.8 = 4230959
If it is a Schneider Angulon its from about 1955

Bob Salomon
20-May-2010, 04:41
Hey Bob,

Thanks in advance. I want to know the yr of manufacture for these serial numbers of Linhof.

Lens Serial number:
105/3.5 = 2813805
180/3.5 = 4222281
65 /6.8 = 4230959

Technika serial number
body = 48576

Ashok

Please always supply the size of the camera when posting a serial number.

HOTTA
31-May-2010, 02:23
Hello there & thanks in advance for taking care my question....

linhof munchen technika 5073

Bob Salomon
31-May-2010, 03:04
Hello there & thanks in advance for taking care my question....

linhof munchen technika 5073

1946 Technika III. The 71st one made!

HOTTA
31-May-2010, 04:34
Bob,
Many thanks, you are a MACHINE !!!
Im thirsty of info about this technika.
If you feel like orient me , main poin to me is to fit a rollex back, may I.Or a pollaroid back...may I?, Or I have to go to customize the back attachment....

Tell me more about this beaty.....jajajaja....

Thanks Gentleman.

Bob Salomon
31-May-2010, 05:52
Bob,
Many thanks, you are a MACHINE !!!
Im thirsty of info about this technika.
If you feel like orient me , main poin to me is to fit a rollex back, may I.Or a pollaroid back...may I?, Or I have to go to customize the back attachment....

Tell me more about this beaty.....jajajaja....

Thanks Gentleman.

The III is so old that it is unsupported by Linhof. It accepts no parts or most accessories of the later models so while the IV uses the same boards, gg, Fresnel screen, accessories, etc. Of the current Master series the III accepts none of them. Also repair parts are not available for all III and some IV models. lastly the III is missing the most important view camera movement, a forward tilt on the board, you can only drop the bed or tilt the back, both of which creates an image shift and a focus shift. So don' invest too much into a III.

Bob Salomon
31-May-2010, 05:58
Also your camera can use any slip-in style back like a Rapid Rollex but you don't want a Rollex back as they are son old that unless they have been modified for current roll film the backs will not space properly. Rollex backs (knob wind) were replaced many decades ago by the Super Rollex (lever wind) roll backs.

HOTTA
2-Jun-2010, 16:17
Thanks Bob,
For the advice, anyway I still having the camera, and its lovely, it has a Schneider 150mm, serial # 1833626, and works, I wont quit ,jajajajjaja

HOTTA
2-Jun-2010, 16:22
I have a super rollex 4x5 that belongs to my kardan color, but doesnt fit...

HOTTA
2-Jun-2010, 16:39
Bob,
In case I go foward to an old rollex , which size do I have to look after...?....when I mean size I mean attachment perimeter........
Bob, you are a Machine, I live in Madrid, spain, if you pass by, it will be my pleasure to invite you not one....many beers, and chat...!!!!
thanks for everything,
Hotta.-

Bob Salomon
2-Jun-2010, 16:56
Bob,
In case I go foward to an old rollex , which size do I have to look after...?....when I mean size I mean attachment perimeter........
Bob, you are a Machine, I live in Madrid, spain, if you pass by, it will be my pleasure to invite you not one....many beers, and chat...!!!!
thanks for everything,
Hotta.-

You just need the 45 roll backs. Won't be in Madrid anytime soon. Next trip to Europe will be Cologne in Sept.

HOTTA
2-Jun-2010, 17:02
GOT IT.
anytime in Madrid, post me, & schedulle!!!
rgrds.
HOTTA

Paul Metcalf
6-Jun-2010, 20:23
4x5 tech V 2151132 :)
universalsucher 3212154 :):)

Bob Salomon
7-Jun-2010, 03:26
4x5 tech V 2151132 :)
universalsucher 3212154 :):)

1969/70

larryb
14-Jun-2010, 20:26
technika III #60592?

Bob Salomon
15-Jun-2010, 00:42
technika III #60592?

1956

sergiob
8-Jul-2010, 18:08
Bob, thank you very much in advance for this service you are doing to the community.

Linhof Master Technika 6431304 ?

Bob Salomon
8-Jul-2010, 23:43
Bob, thank you very much in advance for this service you are doing to the community.

Linhof Master Technika 6431304 ?

74/75

Peter K
29-Jul-2010, 05:30
Bob, can you help me with the age of two Linhof cameras?

Technika III 4x5" No #55417

Kardan 18x24cm No #446

Many thanks in advance

Peter

Bob Salomon
29-Jul-2010, 07:11
Bob, can you help me with the age of two Linhof cameras?

Technika III 4x5" No #55417

1956

Kardan 18x24cm No #446

1954/55

Many thanks in advance

Peter

Zewrak
29-Jul-2010, 11:29
s/n 2532013

Probably a Kardan Color?

tia. :)

Bob Salomon
30-Jul-2010, 06:04
s/n 2532013

Probably a Kardan Color?

tia. :)

Super Technika V 5x7 from the late 60s or 1970. Since you think it is a different camra someone probably added the shoe from a different camera.

Zewrak
30-Jul-2010, 08:54
Probably. This is an image of it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zewrak/4841597124/

Bob Salomon
30-Jul-2010, 18:58
That is a Kardan Color but it isn't the right serial number

lschi
29-Aug-2010, 09:52
Hi Bob,
I have a Linhof 13X18 (write inside the rotating back ), serial number 17246 ( on the front plate under LINHOF MUNCHEN ), and a number 152, this number on many parts of the camera. Any information (year of made, value, etc) ?

Bob Salomon
29-Aug-2010, 10:55
Hi Bob,
I have a Linhof 13X18 (write inside the rotating back ), serial number 17246 ( on the front plate under LINHOF MUNCHEN ), and a number 152, this number on many parts of the camera. Any information (year of made, value, etc) ?

I have no info on that serial number. Is this a pre WW II camera?

lschi
29-Aug-2010, 12:00
Hi Bob,
Thanks for reply.
This 13x18 is a very old camera use single sheet metal film holder. Without back tilt/swing neither front swing, only rise/fall and back tilt on front stand. All black color, should be vintage. Maybe made pre WW2.
I have others in my collection:
1, SN 2302, 4x5 Technika III, strange to find I have 2 cameras of 2302 ( the other is a
press camera ). Why same SN?
2, SN 41059, 4x5 Standard Press. The only one I found. Front rise/fall only. Is it really rare?
3, SN 34330, seem to be Technika III V5, but flat front bed.
4, 4x5, No SN at all, no made in Germany, only Linhof Munchen on front bed and the back shade. The rangefinder is different, it's a big plate...not knife like.
Any info is appreciated.

Bob Salomon
29-Aug-2010, 15:01
Hi Bob,
Thanks for reply.
This 13x18 is a very old camera use single sheet metal film holder. Without back tilt/swing neither front swing, only rise/fall and back tilt on front stand. All black color, should be vintage. Maybe made pre WW2.
I have others in my collection:
1, SN 2302, 4x5 Technika III,
1947

strange to find I have 2 cameras of 2302 ( the other is a
press camera ). Why same SN

Probably? also pre WW II


2, SN 41059, 4x5 Standard Press. The only one I found. Front rise/fall only. Is it really rare?
1951 made with limited features to compete with the Graflex in the USA. But Linhof owners didn't want the limited feature set of the Graflex so this model was only made for 3.5 years

3, SN 34330, seem to be Technika III V5, but flat front bed.

1954

4, 4x5, No SN at all, no made in Germany, only Linhof Munchen on front bed and the back shade. The rangefinder is different, it's a big plate...not knife like.
Any info is appreciated.

Probably also pre war. There are no records of serial numbers prior to October of 1946 when the first III was introduced as the successor to the Medezin.

El Topo
1-Sep-2010, 09:43
Oh my god!!! I just registered in this forum and found this thread......
Who are you (apart from my new hero) Bob???? I haven't seen a database like you in my entire life!

Anyway, and easy one for you:

What year is a Master Technika with serial number 6491143 ?. Could this one be considered a "modern" one, or rather old?. Have there been any significant improvements in this model since this one?

I'm thinking on purchasing one, but for the price I might just make an extra effort and go for a brand new one....

Thanks in advance!

Bob Salomon
1-Sep-2010, 14:11
Oh my god!!! I just registered in this forum and found this thread......
Who are you (apart from my new hero) Bob???? I haven't seen a database like you in my entire life!

Thanks

Anyway, and easy one for you:

What year is a Master Technika with serial number 6491143 ?. Could this one be considered a "modern" one, or rather old?. Have there been any significant improvements in this model since this one?

1980/81 and yes the camera is slightly different, knobs are in different places, etc. but specs are the same as it is still a MT.

I'm thinking on purchasing one, but for the price I might just make an extra effort and go for a brand new one....

Thanks in advance!

khaki8
1-Sep-2010, 22:26
Hi Bob...please let me know what model and year this is. It is a 4x5 super Technika.
The serial number from the shoe is 2122425. Supposed to be a V.
Many thanks

Bob Salomon
2-Sep-2010, 02:55
Hi Bob...please let me know what model and year this is. It is a 4x5 super Technika.
The serial number from the shoe is 2122425. Supposed to be a V.
Many thanks

1966 Super Technika V

GIO
2-Sep-2010, 09:54
Hi Bob.
Do you Know what model and year of my Linhof? It a Technika, but I don't Know if Super or Master.
The serial n. is 6431418
Many thanks in advance

Bob Salomon
2-Sep-2010, 12:04
Hi Bob.
Do you Know what model and year of my Linhof? It a Technika, but I don't Know if Super or Master.
The serial n. is 6431418
Many thanks in advance

74/75 Master Technika

GIO
3-Sep-2010, 03:36
Thank you, Bob.

Ciao

Seamus7474
6-Sep-2010, 17:57
HI Bob
I have two Master Technika's which I am attempting to date their origin..?
6451754
6455101
Thanks
JAy

Bob Salomon
7-Sep-2010, 01:34
HI Bob
I have two Master Technika's which I am attempting to date their origin..?
6451754

1978

6455101

1985

Thanks
JAy

Seamus7474
7-Sep-2010, 06:20
Many Thanks, Bob

torontogal
9-Sep-2010, 16:22
36897

I am considering a purchase and am wondering what model is the beauty?

Thanks in advance..
N

torontogal
9-Sep-2010, 16:23
Also it is a Linhof Technika...black in color...thanks again.

torontogal
9-Sep-2010, 16:31
The other choice is a s/n 6451548...also a technika. I am looking for a iv or v.

Bob Salomon
9-Sep-2010, 16:35
36897

I am considering a purchase and am wondering what model is the beauty?

Thanks in advance..
N

Technika III from 1954. There are no parts or accessories available for the III. It also does not have the most commonly used front movement, forward lens tilt. Look for the IV or later. Those use accessories that are current and parts are available for some IV models and all IV and later have front tilt.

Bob Salomon
9-Sep-2010, 16:37
The other choice is a s/n 6451548...also a technika. I am looking for a iv or v.

That is a much better choice. It is a Master Technika from 1978.

torontogal
9-Sep-2010, 17:30
Your the best(and speedy too!)

You might be seeing a lot of me until I find (and can pay for) the right one!!

~~
N

torontogal
9-Sep-2010, 18:02
Scenario - The techkina iii with three lenses, several film holders, retired owner of the camera for 23 years. Claims it is in great shape and getting ready to move to a different province. Is it worth fiddling with this camera to learn it and if so what might be a fair price??

Thanks " )

torontogal
9-Sep-2010, 19:41
Okay...I won't be here long afterall. I bought a V. Serial number 2161238.

Thanks so much for year and confirmation of model!

Nancy

Bob Salomon
10-Sep-2010, 02:59
Okay...I won't be here long afterall. I bought a V. Serial number 2161238.

Thanks so much for year and confirmation of model!

Nancy

1970

Francois Croizet
27-Sep-2010, 10:59
Hi Bob,

Thanls in advance again for my camera : 2411149

Regards

Francois

pmw
17-Oct-2010, 08:20
Hi Bob,

Just bought a Master Technika 5x4 with serial no. B521216. I'm guessing it's from 1990. Could you please help me verify.

Thanks & best regards,

Philip

yurihramov
18-Oct-2010, 02:51
Hi Bob,

Linhof Technika 4x5 2131323

Thanx

Bob Salomon
18-Oct-2010, 03:35
Hi Bob,

Just bought a Master Technika 5x4 with serial no. B521216. I'm guessing it's from 1990. Could you please help me verify.

Thanks & best regards,

Philip

1991

Bob Salomon
18-Oct-2010, 03:36
Hi Bob,

Linhof Technika 4x5 2131323

Thanx

67/68 V

Collodion
22-Oct-2010, 00:59
Hi! I've got Linhof Technika 9x12 no19179. Is it Model II or Medizin, and if you know the year of production I will be gratefull! :)

Best Regards
Michał

Bob Salomon
22-Oct-2010, 04:09
Hi! I've got Linhof Technika 9x12 no19179. Is it Model II or Medizin, and if you know the year of production I will be gratefull! :)

Best Regards
Michał

We have no numbers from the war or pre war so we would have to see a picture of your camera. The III started with 2021 in 1946 and we have no records earlier then that

Collodion
22-Oct-2010, 04:16
http://img98.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc00843jr.jpg

These are only photos i've got on the moment

Bob Salomon
22-Oct-2010, 04:32
http://img98.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc00843jr.jpg

These are only photos i've got on the moment

Looks like the original pre war Linhof.

Collodion
22-Oct-2010, 04:35
I think the same, IMHO this is Linhof Model II Technika, but in this topic I've read than serial no for model II is between 15000-19000, and mine is 19179:)

http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/linhof_1.html

Peter K
22-Oct-2010, 05:20
These are only photos i've got on the moment
It's a Technika II 9x12cm resp 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" with a back for single-plate holders.

The leather parts of the focussing screen hood and also the wire-frame for the finder are missing.

Collodion
22-Oct-2010, 11:52
Thanks for your help:)

Dave Gesell
24-Oct-2010, 13:57
Kardan Color 45S, Serial #5751662.

Thanks in advance Bob.

Dara Herlihy
2-Nov-2010, 03:24
Hi Bob,

I'm shopping around for a technika and I'm hoping to get the dates before I buy. Hope you don't mind.

Many thanks

Dara

B541221

Bob Salomon
2-Nov-2010, 05:05
Kardan Color 45S, Serial #5751662.

Thanks in advance Bob.

1974

Bob Salomon
2-Nov-2010, 05:06
Hi Bob,

I'm shopping around for a technika and I'm hoping to get the dates before I buy. Hope you don't mind.

Many thanks

Dara

B541221

1993

Dara Herlihy
5-Nov-2010, 13:08
Thanks Bob,

Much obliged

B581052?

Bob Salomon
5-Nov-2010, 16:20
Thanks Bob,

Much obliged

B581052?

After 93

hlavacekt
6-Nov-2010, 00:25
Hi Bob:

Master Technika S/N 2191135?

Thanks very much.

Bob Salomon
6-Nov-2010, 01:08
Hi Bob:

Master Technika S/N 2191135?

Thanks very much.

1976 Super Technika V this is not a Master Technika number.

RoMFOTO
6-Nov-2010, 10:20
Hi Bob,
Is it posible to give me the production date of a Kardan TL, 8931054?
Thanks in advance!

Dara Herlihy
8-Nov-2010, 12:52
After 93

Hi Bob,

Thanks again for helping with the dates.

Does Linhof not keep records for technikas after 1993?

Bob Salomon
8-Nov-2010, 14:51
Hi Bob,
Is it posible to give me the production date of a Kardan TL, 8931054?
Thanks in advance!

If it is the 810 then April 1982.

Bob Salomon
8-Nov-2010, 14:52
Hi Bob,

Thanks again for helping with the dates.

Does Linhof not keep records for technikas after 1993?

Don't know' I don't.

Dara Herlihy
16-Nov-2010, 12:05
serial no. 6491143

Thanks a million Bob

Hopefully last one.

D

Bob Salomon
16-Nov-2010, 13:52
serial no. 6491143

Thanks a million Bob

Hopefully last one.

D

1980/81

hiroki
19-Nov-2010, 08:44
Hello, I have a Linhof Master Technika and would like to know the year and the exact model name if possible.
Many thanks in advance!

6421500

Bob Salomon
19-Nov-2010, 09:06
Hello, I have a Linhof Master Technika and would like to know the year and the exact model name if possible.
Many thanks in advance!

6421500

1973. When it was made its name was the Master Technika. Today its name Master Technika Classic.

After your version was made Linhof came out with a version with a built-in extreme wide angle focusing system inside the camera body and they did that by removing the rangefinder mechanism. That camera was replaced a couple of years ago with an improved version. The first was called the Master Technika 2000 and the later one is the Master Technika 3000. Since they are all Master Technika versions the original one that you have had its name changed to Master Technika Classic as it is the rangefinder version.

So you can officially call yours either a Master Technika or a Master Technika Classic. Both would be correct.

hiroki
20-Nov-2010, 08:01
Thanks a lot, Bob!
And thanks for the extra info & quick reply!

craig nye
22-Nov-2010, 16:07
date of manufacture for a Super Tech V - 2122108 please.

thanks Bob! :)

Bob Salomon
22-Nov-2010, 16:22
date of manufacture for a Super Tech V - 2122108 please.

thanks Bob! :)

1966

craig nye
22-Nov-2010, 18:54
excellent, thanks! i had guessed '67 judging by other serial numbers here, was close.

dofmaster
24-Nov-2010, 22:06
MT Classic, sn: 6425060. Thank in advance, Bob :)

Bob Salomon
25-Nov-2010, 02:23
MT Classic, sn: 6425060. Thank in advance, Bob :)

1982

dofmaster
25-Nov-2010, 21:13
Thanx, Bob! Yoy're the best Linhof man i ever talked :)

outabounds
27-Nov-2010, 00:04
6x9 Technika III
sn 45470

Thanks, Bob.

Bob Salomon
27-Nov-2010, 02:55
6x9 Technika III
sn 45470

Thanks, Bob.

1951/52. This is the first series.

Andrey Vorobyov
29-Nov-2010, 06:57
Hello, Bob,
I was recently told that few years ago (3-4) there was a special (Anniversary?) edition of MT CLASSIC (e.i with rangefinder), may be made for American market only.
The cameras are said to be black only and with serial numbers like В5711xx.
Is it true or a sort of urban legend?
If true, is there indeed anything special in the construction or just color?

I've attached the photo of the real camera supposed to belong to that series.

Bob Salomon
29-Nov-2010, 07:05
Hello, Bob,
I was recently told that few years ago (3-4) there was a special (Anniversary?) edition of MT CLASSIC (e.i with rangefinder), may be made for American market only.
The cameras are said to be black only and with serial numbers like В5711xx.
Is it true or a sort of urban legend?
If true, is there indeed anything special in the construction or just color?

I've attached the photo of the real camera supposed to belong to that series.

No. For Linhof's 120th anniversary back then 120 Master Technika 2000 cameras were made for worldwide use which had Ferrari red covering instead of black covering and were serially numbered on the back, 1 of 120, 50 of 120, etc. 12 were sold in the USA. Currently Samy's Camera in Los Angeles has new ones of these for sale and FotoCare Ltd in New York City had a used one for sale. Linhof also made a matching 120th anniversary Technorama 617S III and Samy's still has that as well. If I remember correctly Samy's had 2 of each with consecutive serial numbers for sale.

For the 50th anniversary of the Technika camera in the 1980s Linhof made a special edition Technika with black covering and a gold plated Schneider 150mm lens. Those were also serailly numbered 1 of xxx etc. Those are long sold out and one piece was sold without the gold plated lens as the lens was stolen from our warehouse. These lenses were also made for worldwide distribution and only a few came to the USA.

For quite a few years we used to buy entire production runs of Technikas finished in the black paint used for the Kardan and Technorama and TK cameras rather then with the chrome finish of the regular Technika cameras. These were simply special production runs that were made for us and were not anniversary or serially numbered cameras. We bought both the Classic and 2000 cameras in this finish. This finish did cost us less then the chrome finish so we also sold them for less. Before we sold the black finished cameras we would also have Linhof make us cameras from bodies that had "blemish" marks on the chrome plating. These we also sold as "blemished" cameras at a lower price then the non-blemished bodies. When we had them make the bodies with the black paint the blemished versions stopped as any "blemishes" would not be visible under the painted finish. These blemished cameras used the same serial numbers as the non-blemished versions, so did the black bodied cameras.

Andrey Vorobyov
29-Nov-2010, 07:13
Ok, then the camera on the photo is just a regular MT body in good condition, not better and not worse that any other MT body.
-- One misinformation less! Thank you, Bob!

Andrey Vorobyov
29-Nov-2010, 07:51
Bob, a little follow up: I've just got the full serial #: В571179.
Could you please tell the production year to crown the owner's disappointment? :)

Bob Salomon
29-Nov-2010, 08:06
Bob, a little follow up: I've just got the full serial #: В571179.
Could you please tell the production year to crown the owner's disappointment? :)

After 1993. It is one of the black bodied Master Technika cameras.

Just looked up the black body in our old price lists. It was catalog number 000056 and we first offered it in July 1998 for $1700.00 less then the chrome plated Master Technika and we stopped selling it in January of 2006. Apparently it was a USA exclusive per our older price lists and was not available as a 2000 model.

Sorry for the confusion.

Andrey Vorobyov
29-Nov-2010, 08:21
No problem, thanks anyway.
Bob, can you recommend a book about Linhof cameras from historical point of view?
Something like "Hasselblad compedium" by R.Nordin?
You seem to be the only reliable source of information these day!
I saw once "Das Linhof Kamera Buch" Hildrun Kerkmann & Gert Schlegel -- is it a good one (if you know)?
Something else?

Bob Salomon
29-Nov-2010, 08:47
No problem, thanks anyway.
Bob, can you recommend a book about Linhof cameras from historical point of view?
Something like "Hasselblad compedium" by R.Nordin?
You seem to be the only reliable source of information these day!
I saw once "Das Linhof Kamera Buch" Hildrun Kerkmann & Gert Schlegel -- is it a good one (if you know)?
Something else?

Linhof publishes The Linhof Camera Story which is in English and German. That is probably the best. The current edition is by Peter Bauernschmid and Gerty Schlegel. Baurenschmid is the owner of Linhof and Schlegel was a longtime Linhof employee. Kerkmann is Nicholas Karpf's widow and was the factory owner after Karpf died and until Baurenschmid bought the factory. The version of the book that you listed is the first edition. The version I listed is the second and later edition.

Andrey Vorobyov
29-Nov-2010, 08:51
Thanks! Staring the search...

Scratched Glass
3-Dec-2010, 09:47
Here is another one Super Technika V 80951

Thanks much

Bob Salomon
3-Dec-2010, 10:40
Here is another one Super Technika V 80951

Thanks much

You don't say what size it is. Size will make looking the info up easier.
This number would be a 45 Super Technika V from 1964 or 5.

SilverBreeze
8-Dec-2010, 05:37
Greetings from snowy Dublin and a million thanks for this informative thread.

Please, can you date my Linhof Color, serial number 3273

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
8-Dec-2010, 07:10
Greetings from snowy Dublin and a million thanks for this informative thread.

Please, can you date my Linhof Color, serial number 3273

Thanks!

If it is a 45 it is the Linhof Color 45 from 1959/60

Frank Bunnik
11-Dec-2010, 16:33
I hope you can also date mine, serial# B571098.

Thanks for your help,
Frank

Bob Salomon
12-Dec-2010, 02:00
I hope you can also date mine, serial# B571098.

Thanks for your help,
Frank

After 1994

Frank Bunnik
12-Dec-2010, 02:02
Thanks again, Frank

Stefaan VB
22-Dec-2010, 07:30
Hello, since today I'm the proud owner of a Technika 6x9. The serial number is 82445 B and it came with two lenses, a Symmar 5,6/100 mm and a Tele-Arton 4/180 mm. The serial numbers of the lenses match the numbers of the tri-cam disk in the body, but there are only two inifinity stops, one for 65 mm and for 100 mm (I suppose). Is it possible that the 100 mm inifinity stop also matches the 180 mm-Arton? I'm also curious whether this is a technika IV (which I suppose since the back is taken of by one knob) and about the manufacturing date.
Many thanks!
Stefaan.

Bob Salomon
22-Dec-2010, 07:55
Hello, since today I'm the proud owner of a Technika 6x9. The serial number is 82445 B and it came with two lenses, a Symmar 5,6/100 mm and a Tele-Arton 4/180 mm. The serial numbers of the lenses match the numbers of the tri-cam disk in the body, but there are only two inifinity stops, one for 65 mm and for 100 mm (I suppose). Is it possible that the 100 mm inifinity stop also matches the 180 mm-Arton? I'm also curious whether this is a technika IV (which I suppose since the back is taken of by one knob) and about the manufacturing date.
Many thanks!
Stefaan.

82445 is a Technika IV from 1947/48. It should have an infinity stop for each cammed lens. 65 and 180mm would require different stops.

Stefaan VB
22-Dec-2010, 08:35
Thanks for the quick information, Bob !
I tought that the "B" at the end of the serial number had something to do with the fact that a Zeiss Biogon can be used on the camera (53 mm wide-angle). Were those lenses made that early?
If I understand your information correctly, does that mean that the cam infact doesn't match the body, so that I can't use the tele-arton with the viewviender?
Thanks, Stefaan.

Bob Salomon
22-Dec-2010, 09:09
Thanks for the quick information, Bob !
I tought that the "B" at the end of the serial number had something to do with the fact that a Zeiss Biogon can be used on the camera (53 mm wide-angle). Were those lenses made that early?
If I understand your information correctly, does that mean that the cam infact doesn't match the body, so that I can't use the tele-arton with the viewviender?
Thanks, Stefaan.

No, that would mean that you need the missing infinity stop installed. You would have to check with Linhof Service to see if they still have them for your camera.

The cam has 3 lobes, cams were made for"
65/100/180mm
53/80/180mm
53/100/180mm
"neutral" cam to be completely ground by service.
Which one you have can be told by what is stamped on each lobe but you seem to have the 65/100/180 one.

To rangefinder couple a 53mm you would have to find an uncut 53/80/180 or 53/100/180 cam and let service cut it for you. However, your camera series has no parts left for servicing at the factory due to its age so the cam may also no longer be available since the 23 has been out of production for several years now. I have nothing to reference if the B stands for Biogon or something else.

Stefaan VB
22-Dec-2010, 09:40
Ok, I'm starting to understand... Nevertheless: if all those camera's were built to be coupled with tri-cam disks, how come mine has only two inifinity stops? That's what keeps bothering me.
Since I'm not planning to buy a 53 mm-lens, I don't need to worry about searching other cams...

Thanks again for your appreciated support, Bob!
Stefaan

Bob Salomon
22-Dec-2010, 10:19
Ok, I'm starting to understand... Nevertheless: if all those camera's were built to be coupled with tri-cam disks, how come mine has only two inifinity stops? That's what keeps bothering me.
Since I'm not planning to buy a 53 mm-lens, I don't need to worry about searching other cams...

Thanks again for your appreciated support, Bob!
Stefaan

Stefan,

Made an error on the date. It is a 1956/57 model sorry for the confusion.
Camming for a 23 Technika includes:
1: a cam
2: cutting whichever lobe is required for the lens

You also want to look at the 100mm lobe and see if that has a serial number stamped on it. That would indicate that the third lens was sold or lost over time.

Then to have a 3 lens set or to add a new lens you would need to have all the lenses re-cammed or have a new cam cut and change cams when necessary.

The oldest set of instructions that I have for the camera does not discuss infinity stops at all and I have used the Super Technika V and the V, 23B but never used the IV so you would have to check with a service center regarding the stops. The book I have does list the 53 mm Biogon as being possible to cam couple with the camera and the 47 SA as being useable with a "helical geared focusing mount". That means that you can also use modern optic like the 45mm and 55mm Apo Grandagons which outperform the older lenses by a wide margin. Linhof also makes an adapter plate to convert your camera to any digital back that fits a Hasselblad V type camera. That would also mean that even higher optical performance is available for film and digital with the Rodenstock digital series of lenses from 45 to 180mm with your camera.

Bob Salomon
22-Dec-2010, 11:28
Well, I just found the instruction book for your camera. Under Zero Position for infinity it states:

Draw the front standard by both spring handles up to the point where the infinity position is reached for the different lenses (ball notch). For better distinction the notches on the upper rail are marked with different color points, so a
black point is infinity position for the 65mm
red point is normal lens (90 or 105mm infinity position
green point is infinity position for tele-lens 180 and 240mm.

Stefaan VB
22-Dec-2010, 12:17
On my camera, there are two points: a black one and a red one. The green point is simply not there, and since the points are engraved, I suppose it has never been there.
I wonder, if someone knew the exact distances between those points, I could maybe engrave one myself.

Bob Salomon
22-Dec-2010, 12:24
On my camera, there are two points: a black one and a red one. The green point is simply not there, and since the points are engraved, I suppose it has never been there.
I wonder, if someone knew the exact distances between those points, I could maybe engrave one myself.

Again, check with a service center.

Stefaan VB
22-Dec-2010, 12:28
Ok, that's what I'm going to do first.
Thanks for your help, Bob !
Stefaan.

tweenkle
28-Dec-2010, 11:41
Hello.

75xxx ?

Bob Salomon
28-Dec-2010, 13:44
Hello.

75xxx ?

1960 appx.

tweenkle
28-Dec-2010, 14:18
Thanks.

And what about 6491186 (Master Technika Classic).

By the way, what would be a reasonable price for this camera, like new, with a SYMMAR-S 150/5.6 and a grip ?

Bob Salomon
28-Dec-2010, 14:55
Thanks.

And what about 6491186 (Master Technika Classic).

By the way, what would be a reasonable price for this camera, like new, with a SYMMAR-S 150/5.6 and a grip ?

We are the distributor for Linhof not a camera store so we don't track retail prices of used cameras. For that you can check listings and sales on Ebay or with a camera store.

1989