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ljsegil
17-Nov-2012, 10:42
Hi Bob,
Lovely Master Technika, B571059. But I'm keeping her regardless, whatever you come up with for her age. She's a very graceful lady.
Thanks,
Larry

Bob Salomon
17-Nov-2012, 11:27
Hi Bob,
Lovely Master Technika, B571059. But I'm keeping her regardless, whatever you come up with for her age. She's a very graceful lady.
Thanks,
Larry

1995 or so.

newsbabe
17-Nov-2012, 13:33
what about mine #2495001?

Bob Salomon
17-Nov-2012, 14:16
what about mine #2495001?

57 Super Technika V March 1983

filok
21-Nov-2012, 21:50
Hi Bob I have what I believe is a Technika V in grey. The serial number is 2161789. Can I get the info on it please. Thank you in advance. Take care.

Tin Can
21-Nov-2012, 21:58
A 57, now we are talking! cool. I love 5x7.


57 Super Technika V March 1983

Bob Salomon
22-Nov-2012, 00:57
Hi Bob I have what I believe is a Technika V in grey. The serial number is 2161789. Can I get the info on it please. Thank you in advance. Take care.

1970 Super Technika V

billhirst
28-Nov-2012, 13:19
Bob, please would you tell me the year of manufacture of my 6x9 cm Linhof Supertechnika V (I think), it is very light green/beige with cam coupled rangefinder. serial No is from the accessory shoe. Much appreciate the information - I have been using it since I got it in '86 and wondered just how old it is, many thanks, Bill Hirst

Bob Salomon
28-Nov-2012, 14:40
1969

MatchingMole
29-Nov-2012, 15:54
Hi Mr bob,
for a technika III 6x9 n49432, thanx!

Bob Salomon
29-Nov-2012, 16:04
Hi Mr bob,
for a technika III 6x9 n49432, thanx!

1955

willd
12-Dec-2012, 06:32
Hi Bob,

I wondered whether you could tell me what year relates to the serial number 6491143, for a Master Technika?

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
12-Dec-2012, 08:36
1989

Stefanel
13-Dec-2012, 04:16
Hei Bob, could you tell me in which year my linhof Master Technica has been made:
s/n: 6425142
In advance, many thanks!

Bob Salomon
13-Dec-2012, 04:56
Hei Bob, could you tell me in which year my linhof Master Technica has been made:
s/n: 6425142
In advance, many thanks!

1975

willd
13-Dec-2012, 12:25
Hi Bob,

I wondered whether you could tell me whether the following serial number was for a Technika IV, and what year: 2122751?

Thanks, Will

Bob Salomon
13-Dec-2012, 13:04
hi bob,

i wondered whether you could tell me whether the following serial number was for a technika iv, and what year: 2122751?

Thanks, will
1966 v

Stefanel
15-Dec-2012, 08:53
1975

Thanks!

GIO
3-Jan-2013, 08:47
Hi Bob!
I'd purchased a new Linhof.
Do you Know what model and year of my Linhof? It's a Technika, but I don't Know if Super or Master.
The serial n. is 74421.
Many thanks in advance
Have a good year e the best of light all year round!

Bob Salomon
3-Jan-2013, 09:19
Hi Bob!
I'd purchased a new Linhof.
Do you Know what model and year of my Linhof? It's a Technika, but I don't Know if Super or Master.
The serial n. is 74421.
Many thanks in advance
Have a good year e the best of light all year round!

Super Technika IV from 1960.

GIO
3-Jan-2013, 10:46
Thank you very much, Bob!

Scott Sharp
4-Jan-2013, 23:39
Hi Bob,

I just got a Kardan Super Color 4 x 5.
The serial number is: 8021092
What year was it manufactured, and what were the range of years for this Kardan model?

Thank you,

Bob Salomon
5-Jan-2013, 03:09
Jan/Feb 1978

As the SC JBL 45 (your camera, the original SC had a round rail) it was made from Sep. 1977 to 1982. But it is actually still made. The current Kardan re is virtually the same as your camera save for a different monorail profile and improved rise locks and a re-positioning of the rear standard U mounts to allow full insertion of film holder with more extreme tilts with the back in landscape position.
When your camera was made Linhof made an accessory Polaroid Spacer for the back to get full horizontal tilt without film holder insertion but the need for that spacer disappeared with later models with the re-positioned U frame in the rear.

Scott Sharp
5-Jan-2013, 09:17
You're a great resource Bob, thank you.

tony.s
6-Jan-2013, 02:57
Hi Bob!
I bought a Linhof Master Technika with the serial number 6441424
which year was it build?
much appreciated,

Bob Salomon
6-Jan-2013, 03:07
Late 1975

tony.s
6-Jan-2013, 03:37
thank you!

paddyokrash
28-Jan-2013, 13:21
Recently purchased 6x7 Linoff Color camera a an estate sale.
So far I have yet to find any substantial information on this Linof model.

the serial number is ...
3431119


thanks
p

Bob Salomon
28-Jan-2013, 13:56
That serial number is for the last series of the Linhof Color 6.5x9 camera from about 1968. It was not a 67 camera although you could mount a 67 roll back to it. Linhof's 67 cameras were a fixed lens, non-bellows series called the 220. They started with a serial number of 3511050. Linhof also made an interchangeable lens series of 67 cameras called the Aero Press, the Aero Electric and the Press 70 in the 70's. The Technika 70 was also a 6.5x9cm camera that could take 67 roll film backs.

Information and specifications on your camera is in the Linhof Camera Story book from Linhof.

paddyokrash
30-Jan-2013, 11:20
Thank You BOB. Curious, with your knowledge base do you happen to know how many 6.5x9 were made?


<<<
That serial number is for the last series of the Linhof Color 6.5x9 camera from about 1968. It was not a 67 camera although you could mount a 67 roll back to it. Linhof's 67 cameras were a fixed lens, non-bellows series called the 220. They started with a serial number of 3511050. Linhof also made an interchangeable lens series of 67 cameras called the Aero Press, the Aero Electric and the Press 70 in the 70's. The Technika 70 was also a 6.5x9cm camera that could take 67 roll film backs.

Information and specifications on your camera is in the Linhof Camera Story book from Linhof.>>>

Bob Salomon
30-Jan-2013, 11:37
Thank You BOB. Curious, with your knowledge base do you happen to know how many 6.5x9 were made?


<<<>>>

Sorry but Linhof does not release those numbers. And the TK23S, The Techno and the M679cs are all current 2x3 cameras from Linhof.

dick_duncan
2-Feb-2013, 23:30
Hi all,

Bob, could you answer this for me? I have what I believe to be a Master Technika. The serial number on the hot shoe adapter is B511182. Could you help me to identify year and model? Thanks so much for your work with this!

david.liu
3-Feb-2013, 00:03
Bob, I just bought an Linhof Technika. Serial number is C511199. I think it should be Technika Master 2000. but it seemed as if the up two knurled locking screws are on the side, rather than on the top of current new version.

could you please let me know which year it was made? and whether it's standard graflock back? thanks in advance!

Bob Salomon
3-Feb-2013, 03:07
Hi all,

Bob, could you answer this for me? I have what I believe to be a Master Technika. The serial number on the hot shoe adapter is B511182. Could you help me to identify year and model? Thanks so much for your work with this!

1990 Master technika

Bob Salomon
3-Feb-2013, 03:09
Should be the 2000. On the original 2000 the knobs were on the side to allow mounting the IR finder. But when they discovered that the finder did not work in all required conditions it wass recalled and the knobs were then moved to the top as on the Master technika Classic.

Colourman
3-Feb-2013, 17:15
I wish to buy a Linhof Technika classic that I have seen remotely on Ebay. The serial number is No.6491329. Does anyone know if this is a Technica Classic, or what year it might have been made? Any clues to how I would find out? This thread seems to be 8 years old, so not sure if it is still valid. Thanks.

Bob Salomon
3-Feb-2013, 17:55
I wish to buy a Linhof Technika classic that I have seen remotely on Ebay. The serial number is No.6491329. Does anyone know if this is a Technica Classic, or what year it might have been made? Any clues to how I would find out? This thread seems to be 8 years old, so not sure if it is still valid. Thanks.

It is a Master Technika from 1989.

david.liu
3-Feb-2013, 21:45
Should be the 2000. On the original 2000 the knobs were on the side to allow mounting the IR finder. But when they discovered that the finder did not work in all required conditions it wass recalled and the knobs were then moved to the top as on the Master technika Classic.

Thank you so much Bob. It's valuable for me.

Tin Can
7-Feb-2013, 01:20
Hello Bob,

I am afraid I bought another Linhof. I am awaiting the delivery of a Linhof Kardan Color 5x7 serial # 861. Can you date this? It is very similar to my 8x10 and my bitza 5x7 Kardan Color. It seems it may be a month coming across the pond. I also picked up a Pre War Technika 5x7, but I believe you have stated you cannot date those.

Thank you!

Bob Salomon
7-Feb-2013, 04:31
Hello Bob,

I am afraid I bought another Linhof. I am awaiting the delivery of a Linhof Kardan Color 5x7 serial # 861. Can you date this? It is very similar to my 8x10 and my bitza 5x7 Kardan Color. It seems it may be a month coming across the pond. I also picked up a Pre War Technika 5x7, but I believe you have stated you cannot date those.

Thank you!
861 was the Kardan Color 57/810 made about 1958. The only thing that that factory still makes for it is the 001040 lens board which is the same as the last 57 Super Technika V.

DennisD
10-Feb-2013, 12:53
Hi Bob,
This is probably the best place to reach you for a related HP product since I could not find a dedicated Rodenstock page. Sorry to interrupt the thread, but thought better than starting a new one. Perhaps this should be renamed the "Bob Salomon Questions Thread" !

The question regards a Rodenstock Sironar 5.6 / 300mm MC lens in C3 shutter, s/n 10554530. I tried the Rodenstock site, but could not find their published specs on this lens. Can you point me to a location.

Also, can you clarify differences between Sironar N and Apo-Sironar N. There's much discussion about Apo Sironars of types S an N, but not much about plain Sironar N types. From other posts, i gather that the Sironar N may have been renamed Apo Sironar N and that there's no difference. I thought best to check this directly with you, since you're the man.

I think an accurate date on this lens is about 1984-85 - am I correct ? Many thanks for all your contributions to the forum.

Dennis

Bob Salomon
10-Feb-2013, 12:58
Date is correct.
The Sironar-N MC evolved into the Apo SIronar-N. The specs are the same. But an Apo N will have better performance, espacially towards the edges and corners.
You can get the specs fromme since the Apo Sironar-N series is out of production and I don't think the specs are still on Rodenstock's site. Just email what specs you want.
bob@hpmarketingcorp.com. I only have curves on the Apo-N series, not for the Sironar-N MC or earlier versions.

BTW, these lenses were availble in both Copal 3 and Compur 3 so C3 could be either.

Pacher
19-Feb-2013, 14:10
Hi Bob, I went through 51 pages then renounced
I just got a Linhof 13x18 serial number 26177. Would you be so kind to let me know what model it is and the year of production? please
Thank you

Bob Salomon
19-Feb-2013, 14:52
Hi Bob, I went through 51 pages then renounced
I just got a Linhof 13x18 serial number 26177. Would you be so kind to let me know what model it is and the year of production? please
Thank you

I have no record of that number. Are you sure that the first three digits are 261 and not 267?

Otherwise this could be a pre 1946 camera and you can tell if that is the case if the RDP iniatials are on the camera. Post war cameras did not use the RDP designation.

Pacher
19-Feb-2013, 14:59
Thanks for the quick answer.
I suppose the serial number is the only number I find on the body on the upper part where there is an attachement of a kind I suppose a flash. The number is the one i wrote 26177. Then on the left there is written D.B.P., in the middle West-Germany and on the right A.P.a.
I live in Europe.

Bob Salomon
19-Feb-2013, 16:05
Thanks for the quick answer.
I suppose the serial number is the only number I find on the body on the upper part where there is an attachement of a kind I suppose a flash. The number is the one i wrote 26177. Then on the left there is written D.B.P., in the middle West-Germany and on the right A.P.a.
I live in Europe.
What about on the accessory shoe.

Pacher
19-Feb-2013, 16:20
sorry for my english Bob, the only serial number is on the flash attachment.

Tin Can
19-Feb-2013, 16:22
I just bought a Pre War. The serial # is on the folding front bed.89805

Pacher
19-Feb-2013, 16:39
No serial on the folding front bed:(
If it may help here are 4 images not taken from me, i do not have a digital camera so I can not take photographs of the serial number.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29074503@N03/
Thanks

Bob Salomon
19-Feb-2013, 16:43
That should have a serial number stamped on the accessory shoe. Looks like a IV.

Bob Salomon
19-Feb-2013, 16:44
I just bought a Pre War. The serial # is on the folding front bed.89805

We have no production info on pre 1946 cameras.

Tin Can
19-Feb-2013, 16:45
Looks real nice to me!

Enjoy!

Tin Can
19-Feb-2013, 16:48
Bob, Thanks! I knew that.

A question, wouldn't a serial number on the cold shoe be easily changed?

Bob Salomon
19-Feb-2013, 16:59
Bob, Thanks! I knew that.

A question, wouldn't a serial number on the cold shoe be easily changed?
Yes, if you get a new shoe. But there are other serial numbers that service can find.

Tin Can
19-Feb-2013, 17:02
I should have known Germans would not be that simple.


Yes, if you get a new shoe. But there are other serial numbers that service can find.

Bob Salomon
19-Feb-2013, 17:29
I should have known Germans would not be that simple.

Never know. For years Sinar put their serial number on a removable band around the base of the rail clamp. But they are not German.

saverio
20-Feb-2013, 15:43
Hi Bob, Thanks in advance Super Technika 4x5 82495

Tin Can
20-Feb-2013, 15:54
Hi Bob,

I just received the 1963 and 1967 Linhof English language sales catalogs. Now, I am in real big trouble. So many great options, I have never heard of. Very nice catalogs, with great image examples and images of the equipment in use. I am seriously looking for a Gigant. I saw one in a movie last week.

Do you know of any USA museum or display of 60's Linhof cameras? If not, is there a German museum with extensive Linhof collection?

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
20-Feb-2013, 16:49
Hi Bob, Thanks in advance Super Technika 4x5 82495

1985 or 4 Super Technika V

Bob Salomon
20-Feb-2013, 16:52
Hi Bob,

I just received the 1963 and 1967 Linhof English language sales catalogs. Now, I am in real big trouble. So many great options, I have never heard of. Very nice catalogs, with great image examples and images of the equipment in use. I am seriously looking for a Gigant. I saw one in a movie last week.

Do you know of any USA museum or display of 60's Linhof cameras? If not, is there a German museum with extensive Linhof collection?

Thanks!

The Linhof factory has some. I know of no other place but a museum of photographic equipment like the one in Dresden could have some. I didn't notice any when I visited it though. Seemed to be all cameras from the factories around Dresden.
The Linhof Camera Story book does have illustrations of almost all Linhofs and also includes pictures and stories about some Linhof prototypes including SLR and TLR roll film cameras.

There are also dealers like Samy's Cameras main store in LA that has older cameras on display including some Linhofs.

saverio
20-Feb-2013, 19:27
Thanks Bob for your, always, prompt reply.
And one more thing, will a K320? 8 1/4 in cam with number 777572 work with a Dagor 8 1/4 on the above 1985 or 4 Super Technika V?
Again, Thanks.

Tin Can
20-Feb-2013, 20:08
The Linhof factory has some. I know of no other place but a museum of photographic equipment like the one in Dresden could have some. I didn't notice any when I visited it though. Seemed to be all cameras from the factories around Dresden.
The Linhof Camera Story book does have illustrations of almost all Linhofs and also includes pictures and stories about some Linhof prototypes including SLR and TLR roll film cameras.

There are also dealers like Samy's Cameras main store in LA that has older cameras on display including some Linhofs.

Thanks Bob,

I do plan to buy the Linhof book, the next time I go to my bank, they require a money wire. I am in Chicago, so Samy's is a long drive. I need to check Central Camera. Helix just went under. A new Calumet is very close. I will check them all. Since I bought a few things on eBay, I see more old Linhof every day. One man moves a market. LOL

Thanks again!

Bob Salomon
21-Feb-2013, 03:09
Thanks Bob for your, always, prompt reply.
And one more thing, will a K320? 8 1/4 in cam with number 777572 work with a Dagor 8 1/4 on the above 1985 or 4 Super Technika V?
Again, Thanks.
That cam will only work properly with the lens it was cut for. And, if there is a serial number on the bottom of the cam, that particular cameras.

NewEinstein
25-Feb-2013, 12:04
I just received my very first large format camera (which also explains why this is my very first post here).

I bought a Linhof Technika III ... but I am a bit unsure which of the subtypes it is and from what year. I read the decriptions on Cameraquest and according to that it should be a type 2 or 3. It has the angled RF housing with the flash bracket (so no type 1) and the knob locks for the back on the sides (so no type 4 or 5). The shutter is a Synchro-Compur (which is 1951 or later) which also excludes type one if the shutter is original.

But now comes the problem: The serial of the camera is 22983 ... which would be a type 1 according to Cameraquest.

*confused*

Bob ... can you maybe help me to sort that out?

Thanks a lot

PHILIP

Bob Salomon
25-Feb-2013, 12:31
I just received my very first large format camera (which also explains why this is my very first post here).

I bought a Linhof Technika III ... but I am a bit unsure which of the subtypes it is and from what year. I read the decriptions on Cameraquest and according to that it should be a type 2 or 3. It has the angled RF housing with the flash bracket (so no type 1) and the knob locks for the back on the sides (so no type 4 or 5). The shutter is a Synchro-Compur (which is 1951 or later) which also excludes type one if the shutter is original.

But now comes the problem: The serial of the camera is 22983 ... which would be a type 1 according to Cameraquest.

*confused*

Bob ... can you maybe help me to sort that out?

Thanks a lot

PHILIP

Linhof doesn't catagorize them by type, just by model. But I have no record of Linhof using that serial number after WW II.

NewEinstein
26-Feb-2013, 01:22
But I have no record of Linhof using that serial number after WW II.

Could that maybe be because it was a camera for the European market and not for the US? Because that's the only number I can find.

PHILIP

Bob Salomon
26-Feb-2013, 03:25
Could that maybe be because it was a camera for the European market and not for the US? Because that's the only number I can find.

PHILIP

No, Are the initials DRP on the camera back?

NewEinstein
26-Feb-2013, 06:43
No, Are the initials DRP on the camera back?

Yes, D.R.P. and D.R.G.M.

here is a link to a (small) photo ... http://www.photo-phil.org/images/Technika.jpg
Sorry ... don't have a better one right now

PHILIP

Bob Salomon
26-Feb-2013, 09:39
Yes, D.R.P. and D.R.G.M.

here is a link to a (small) photo ... http://www.photo-phil.org/images/Technika.jpg
Sorry ... don't have a better one right now

PHILIP

DRP and DRGM mean that this camera was made during the Third Reich and we do not have records for cameras made then.

NewEinstein
26-Feb-2013, 10:25
DRP and DRGM mean that this camera was made during the Third Reich and we do not have records for cameras made then.

Thanks for the help.

I just send an email to Linhof directly and described my problem. Maybe they can help.

I am still confused. By how the camera is built it should be between 1950 and 1953. The serial number and the DRP and DRGM would point to a date before 1946 (wich would even before introduction of the Technika III on the market).

I will come back with info if I get anything from Linhof

PHILIP

ClassicalMusician-Colour
9-Mar-2013, 12:47
Hey, does anyone know the different in serial number between the Master Technika Classic and Master Technika 3000? I download from Linhof the spec for both of them, and in the cart of "recommended lens" for the classic, I don't see 65mm, for the 3000 yes. Does that mean that I can't use 65mm lens with a Master Classic? Or does it only means that I can't use 65mm with RF but it's still okay to use with te ground glass? Many many thanks!
btw, I'm a newbie to LF

Bob Salomon
9-Mar-2013, 19:14
The 2000 and 3000 both use lenses down to the 35mm Apo Grandagon and that includes the 65mm.
The Super Technika IV, V and Master Technika Classic use lenses down to 72mm and if you want to use shorter lenses, including the 65mm they must be mounted on special helical focusing lens boards. There is a board for the 35, 45 and 55 and 65 from Rodenstock and the 38, 47, 58 and 65mm from Schneider.

The lenses shorter then 72mm on the Classic, V and IV are ground glass focusing only.

Bob Salomon
9-Mar-2013, 19:15
Yes, D.R.P. and D.R.G.M.

here is a link to a (small) photo ... http://www.photo-phil.org/images/Technika.jpg
Sorry ... don't have a better one right now

PHILIP

Goggle those initials D.R.P. and D.R.G.M. and you will get your answer if you have not figured them out yet.

Bush
11-Mar-2013, 03:35
Here I have a linhof camera
Serial number is 13575
I measured the ground glass and it is exactly 17cmx12cm.
clearly it is not fit able to modern 5x7 film holders.

Could you please tell me what is this type of linhof camera and what holders I can use with it. Thank you!!


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IMG_0385 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aibolit_dr/8547354369/) by dr_aibolit (http://www.flickr.com/people/aibolit_dr/), on Flickr

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IMG_0383 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aibolit_dr/8547354139/) by dr_aibolit (http://www.flickr.com/people/aibolit_dr/), on Flickr

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cmace127
12-Mar-2013, 09:43
Any idea of the year of a Master Technika with the following serial number: 6451597

Thanks in advance!

Bob Salomon
12-Mar-2013, 18:34
Any idea of the year of a Master Technika with the following serial number: 6451597

Thanks in advance!

1978

tweenkle
16-Mar-2013, 02:28
Hi Bob.

Could you give me information about the Linhof Technika #2731116 ?

Thanks.

vishworks
16-Mar-2013, 15:03
Hi,
Can you kindly provide me the details of the following Linhof Serial Number: 2151843 in terms of

- Date of Make (Month and Year)
- Camera Name and version (E.g. Technika III/IV/V (with version) /Master Technika 2000/3000 etc.)
- Any other details (Original color) etc.

Is there a code/convention to decode/decipher any Linhof Serial Number? My emails to service@linhof.de seem to bounce back. Also not sure if Bob Salomon from HP Marekting is still around in this group to answer this (he has answered this for many folks in this forum)

Thanks & Regards,
Vishy(Chennai, India)

Bob Salomon
16-Mar-2013, 15:24
1975 Super Technika V

vishworks
16-Mar-2013, 16:09
1975 Super Technika V

WOW!! Thanks a ton, Bob!! Really nice to know you still helping in this group!

Regards,
Vishy, Chennai (India)

anglophone1
17-Mar-2013, 04:44
Vishy, should be a much nicer piece of kit than the one you were looking at before....

tweenkle
18-Mar-2013, 06:47
I can add that the #2731116 Linhof seems to be a 6x9 study camera.
Which year as it been manufactured ?
It comes with a Biogon 53mm from the 50's.
How much would be a fair price for the set (in very good condition with a 6x9 back) ?
Thanks.

tweenkle
18-Mar-2013, 14:23
I can add that the #2731116 Linhof seems to be a 6x9 study camera.
Which year as it been manufactured ?
It comes with a Biogon 53mm from the 50's.
How much would be a fair price for the set (in very good condition with a 6x9 back) ?
Thanks.

I saw the camera. It is a Linhof 70 study camera (with no rangefinder and no viewer). It is in very good condition and comes with a Biogon 53 and a Schneider 100mm, a sport viewer and a 6x7 super rollex back.

What would be a fair price ?

Is it easy to use a study camera ?

Thanks everybody.

Bob Salomon
18-Mar-2013, 14:41
I can add that the #2731116 Linhof seems to be a 6x9 study camera.
Which year as it been manufactured ?
It comes with a Biogon 53mm from the 50's.
How much would be a fair price for the set (in very good condition with a 6x9 back) ?
Thanks.

The Study Cameras from Linhof was a variation of the Technika 70 without the meter and the rangefinder. Your camera was part of the series made from March 1965 to March 1971. Yours would be from about 1969. The first series of the Study Cameras had a 5 digit serial number and were made from April 1964 to March 1965.

Have no idea what a 45 year old stripped down version of a Tecnika 70 would be worth. Since 1980 you are the first to ask me about the camera. From that I would assume that there are not a lot of people looking for it by itself. Now if you had a pair of them for 3-D work it might be more desirable.

tweenkle
18-Mar-2013, 16:50
Thank you very much Bob for those very precise and usefull informations.

vishworks
18-Mar-2013, 17:43
Vishy, should be a much nicer piece of kit than the one you were looking at before....

Yeah, Clive. Just waiting for the Technika to arrive by post now... :-)

Regards,
Vishy, Chennai (India)

ekiri22
22-Mar-2013, 11:10
There is a 13x18 Technika with serial number 2475022. When was the camera manufactured? And what is the exact model?

Thank you for your help.

Bob Salomon
22-Mar-2013, 11:49
There is a 13x18 Technika with serial number 2475022. When was the camera manufactured? And what is the exact model?

Thank you for your help.

It was a Super Technika V made in Feb. 1980.

robbyD
26-Mar-2013, 17:13
Bob,
Technika 5x7 with sn 26492 on accessory shoe.
Looks like a Tech IV but serial number seems very low.
Can you confirm date & model?

Bob Salomon
27-Mar-2013, 01:58
Bob,
Technika 5x7 with sn 26492 on accessory shoe.
Looks like a Tech IV but serial number seems very low.
Can you confirm date & model?

No record of that serial number for any size Linhof. Do the letters DRP appear on the back?

robbyD
27-Mar-2013, 03:37
9211792118
No record of that serial number for any size Linhof. Do the letters DRP appear on the back?

Yes, DRP & West Germany. Although the back is Black with slightly different tan covering...it doesn't quite match the rest of the camera.

Bob Salomon
27-Mar-2013, 04:07
9211792118

Yes, DRP & West Germany. Although the back is Black with slightly different tan covering...it doesn't quite match the rest of the camera.

It is a camera made before 1946 and we have no serial number records prior to 1946.

Valdecus
27-Mar-2013, 14:18
I may be mistaken by the tiny image, but doesn't the back say "DBP" (which would be "Deutsches Bundespatent"). In that case, at least the back is from after the war. West Germany only exists since after the war, too... ;-)

Cheers,
Andreas

Bob Salomon
27-Mar-2013, 15:15
I may be mistaken by the tiny image, but doesn't the back say "DBP" (which would be "Deutsches Bundespatent"). In that case, at least the back is from after the war. West Germany only exists since after the war, too... ;-)

Cheers,
Andreas

I didn't look at the pictures, just his answers. You are, of course, correct. It is a later camera but that serial number is not listed. I would suggest he read it with a loupe to be sure he posted the correct number.

robbyD
28-Mar-2013, 02:24
I didn't look at the pictures, just his answers. You are, of course, correct. It is a later camera but that serial number is not listed. I would suggest he read it with a loupe to be sure he posted the correct number.

Bob,
My mistake, as Andreas points out the Back says DBP.
The Tech has Tan coloured covering.
Matching coloured finish to the bed & track.
3 red line detail on the front standard.
It seems to have all the features of a very early 60's Tech IV 5x7 camera.
But the number stamped on the accessory shoe is 26492.

Bob Salomon
28-Mar-2013, 04:03
Bob,
My mistake, as Andreas points out the Back says DBP.
The Tech has Tan coloured covering.
Matching coloured finish to the bed & track.
3 red line detail on the front standard.
It seems to have all the features of a very early 60's Tech IV 5x7 camera.
But the number stamped on the accessory shoe is 26492.

Sorry, I can't find that number. What number, if any, is stamped on the bottom of the cam?

robbyD
28-Mar-2013, 12:30
Sorry, I can't find that number. What number, if any, is stamped on the bottom of the cam?

Bob,
I can't find any other numbers or markings anywhere.
What I'm trying to confirm is whether the Tech is an early IV or a late III.
Were there any obvious differences with the 5x7 models?
thanks
Rob

BTMarcais
28-Mar-2013, 12:48
Robby- fwiw your camera looks just like my Tech IV 5x7. (although just because I haven't seen a tan III doesn't mean they don't exist!). The red stripes on the front standard seem to go along w/ the IV's, and it's got the newer style focus scale (well, the rail for the focus scale/ scale holder anyway).
Possibly a replacement shoe?

-Brian

Bob Salomon
28-Mar-2013, 13:17
Bob,
I can't find any other numbers or markings anywhere.
What I'm trying to confirm is whether the Tech is an early IV or a late III.
Were there any obvious differences with the 5x7 models?
thanks
Rob
Of course, that is why the III was replaced.

The biggest difference between a III and a IV was that it's front standard only tilted back, not forward. The later cameras added forward lens tilt (not drop bed. The front standard).
Unfortunately the Linhof Camera Story Book details the 57 III and V but nothing about a 57 IV.

robbyD
28-Mar-2013, 14:12
Of course, that is why the III was replaced.

The biggest difference between a III and a IV was that it's front standard only tilted back, not forward. The later cameras added forward lens tilt (not drop bed. The front standard).
Unfortunately the Linhof Camera Story Book details the 57 III and V but nothing about a 57 IV.

Bob,
There's no forward tilt, so it must be a late Tech III. Question answered. Thanks.
For some reason I thought forward tilt came in with the V, not the IV.
I also have an early 5x7 III. No.21601. Offset folding optical finder & DRP DRGM on the back.
Would that be war-time?
regards
Rob

BTMarcais
28-Mar-2013, 15:05
Of course, that is why the III was replaced.

The biggest difference between a III and a IV was that it's front standard only tilted back, not forward. The later cameras added forward lens tilt (not drop bed. The front standard).
Unfortunately the Linhof Camera Story Book details the 57 III and V but nothing about a 57 IV.


Bob... I know that's true on the 4x5's... but all the 5x7 tech IV's I've seen (photos or for real) have a front standard that only tilts backwards. I thought the full movement front didn't show up until the V on the 5x7's.
(I know mine only tilts back. ser#140151

I haven't really found any big differences between the III's and IV's though, aside from the red stripes on the front standard, pretty much all of them being a tan color (leather and interior finish), the focus scale, and every one I've seen anyway coming with a back for standard holders (not the single sheet metal holders III's are sometimes set up for).

-Brian

Bob Salomon
28-Mar-2013, 15:26
Bob,
There's no forward tilt, so it must be a late Tech III. Question answered. Thanks.
For some reason I thought forward tilt came in with the V, not the IV.
I also have an early 5x7 III. No.21601. Offset folding optical finder & DRP DRGM on the back.
Would that be war-time?
regards
Rob
DRP would be war time or before and a II or a Medezin. The III is post war.

Bob Salomon
28-Mar-2013, 15:29
Bob... I know that's true on the 4x5's... but all the 5x7 tech IV's I've seen (photos or for real) have a front standard that only tilts backwards. I thought the full movement front didn't show up until the V on the 5x7's.
(I know mine only tilts back. ser#140151

I haven't really found any big differences between the III's and IV's though, aside from the red stripes on the front standard, pretty much all of them being a tan color (leather and interior finish), the focus scale, and every one I've seen anyway coming with a back for standard holders (not the single sheet metal holders III's are sometimes set up for).

-Brian
You could be right but Linhof's book does not detail the IV other then a mention that it replaced the III and that the V replaced the IV. But no technical specs on the IV.
So if you know yours is a IV then you have the correct info.

BTMarcais
28-Mar-2013, 15:49
Info on the IV's is rather tough to find, that's for sure!

I should measure the degree of movements some time,
and see if there's any change from a III.

Thanks Bob-

-Brian

robbyD
29-Mar-2013, 17:49
DRP would be war time or before and a II or a Medezin. The III is post war.

Thanks Bob

robbyD
29-Mar-2013, 18:15
Hi Brian,
The accessory shoe & its number has been bothering me, but looking on the Bay there's an identical model with a similar low serial number...242XX or 262xx.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180842748289?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Also found a slightly earlier 57 with s/n 39810
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150935010856?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Seems like the some 57's have strange s/n's & my Tech is one of them :D
The supplied 210mm Symmar looks to be all original & Schneider date it to 1963. Would that be a similar vintage to your 57?
regards
Rob

BTMarcais
30-Mar-2013, 20:48
Bob dated mine to 1960/61 before I think. So pretty close, yes.
-Brian

Bob Salomon
31-Mar-2013, 02:45
39810 is a Technika IV from April/May 1960

robbyD
31-Mar-2013, 13:16
39810 is a Technika IV from April/May 1960

Bob,
The other 57 I linked to is s/n 26268. Is that a listed s/n?

Bob Salomon
31-Mar-2013, 13:55
Bob,
The other 57 I linked to is s/n 26268. Is that a listed s/n?

No, My lists show a Technika III series ending with #25331 and a Technika V series starting with 26765.

I will check my master file at work tomorrow to make sure that the missing numbers weren't left off the list that I work from.

Bob Salomon
1-Apr-2013, 12:41
Bob,
The other 57 I linked to is s/n 26268. Is that a listed s/n?

Found it!

Technika IV from about 1960

Bob Salomon
1-Apr-2013, 12:43
Bob,
My mistake, as Andreas points out the Back says DBP.
The Tech has Tan coloured covering.
Matching coloured finish to the bed & track.
3 red line detail on the front standard.
It seems to have all the features of a very early 60's Tech IV 5x7 camera.
But the number stamped on the accessory shoe is 26492.

Found that one also! Also a Technika IV from about 1961 or 2.

robbyD
1-Apr-2013, 13:16
Found that one also! Also a Technika IV from about 1961 or 2.

Bob,
Great stuff! It's good to know my 57 checks out ok. Thanks very much!
Rob

1750Shooter
2-Apr-2013, 06:33
Hi, Bob! Thanks for your dedicated help to all of us! Here's another one - marked "DRP" on back w/serial #222132. BTW, it's a 5x7. Any idea if the back on this thing rotates & how? It seems to be set up for a single-sheet filmholder. Thanks again.

Bob Salomon
2-Apr-2013, 13:37
Hi, Bob! Thanks for your dedicated help to all of us! Here's another one - marked "DRP" on back w/serial #222132. BTW, it's a 5x7. Any idea if the back on this thing rotates & how? It seems to be set up for a single-sheet filmholder. Thanks again.

Since that is a camera made before or during the war I don't have information on the 3rd Reich cameras. Only on the ones made starting in 1946 or later.

robbyD
3-Apr-2013, 02:54
Shooter, I have a war-time 5x7 and the back rotates exactly like the later models...just push at the corner edges and move it past the detente position. There aren't any locking knobs or levers.
Rob

EvaV
11-Apr-2013, 00:54
Hi Bob!

I have got a Linhof Super Technica with serial number on accessory shoe 82232. The camera is with rangefinder and it came with two lenses but the RF cams are missing.
Can you help me with the camera model, so I will know what I should look for.

Thank you in advance,
Eva

Bob Salomon
11-Apr-2013, 02:26
Hi Bob!

I have got a Linhof Super Technica with serial number on accessory shoe 82232. The camera is with rangefinder and it came with two lenses but the RF cams are missing.
Can you help me with the camera model, so I will know what I should look for.

Thank you in advance,
Eva

1964 Super Technika V

Scott Sharp
24-Apr-2013, 16:54
Hi Bob,

I bought another Kardan Super Color 4 x 5,
Serial number: 8081114
What year was it manufactured?

Thank you,

crzero
3-May-2013, 17:10
Hi Bob,

Any info on a Master Technika, Serial No. 6465027 would be appreciated.

Many thanks!

Cliff

Bob Salomon
4-May-2013, 03:29
1983/4

Bob Salomon
4-May-2013, 03:31
Hi Bob,

Any info on a Master Technika, Serial No. 6465027 would be appreciated.

Many thanks!

Cliff

1986

coisasdavida
10-May-2013, 15:07
Any info on a Tech IV # 75531 would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Bob Salomon
10-May-2013, 16:13
Any info on a Tech IV # 75531 would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Super Technika IV 1960/61

franktsui
10-May-2013, 20:12
Hi Bob,

I got a Technorama 617S from my friend. The camera and lens combination is quite interesting.
It is the 617S version, but it comes with a bigger Super Angulon 90mm f5.6 XL lens. (the same lens for the current 617s III model)

617S serial number: B071070
Super Angulon 90mm F5.6 XL (110 degree): 14 608 579

Do you have any idea about that model? any idea about the year of production?
Appreciate for your feedback. Thanks.

Regards,
Frank T.

Bob Salomon
11-May-2013, 03:44
Hi Bob,

I got a Technorama 617S from my friend. The camera and lens combination is quite interesting.
It is the 617S version, but it comes with a bigger Super Angulon 90mm f5.6 XL lens. (the same lens for the current 617s III model)

617S serial number: B071070
Super Angulon 90mm F5.6 XL (110 degree): 14 608 579

Do you have any idea about that model? any idea about the year of production?
Appreciate for your feedback. Thanks.

Regards,
Frank T.

The S was made from 1988 until the S III was introduced in 1997. During this production time the 90mm SA XL was introduced and the camera then came with the XL version. I don't have the year that that happened. The original series of the S was 120 only. Then they changed it back to be 120/220. Yours should be 120/220.

J-J-W
11-May-2013, 17:43
Hi Bob,

I just got a new (new to me) Linhof Technika and was wondering what year it was made. The serial number on is says "32901". Any info you have on that would be great ! Thanks in advance!

-Joey.

franktsui
12-May-2013, 00:48
The S was made from 1988 until the S III was introduced in 1997. During this production time the 90mm SA XL was introduced and the camera then came with the XL version. I don't have the year that that happened. The original series of the S was 120 only. Then they changed it back to be 120/220. Yours should be 120/220.

Thanks Bob,
You are right. My 617s is 120/220. Thank you so much for your comments.

Bob Salomon
12-May-2013, 03:06
Hi Bob,

I just got a new (new to me) Linhof Technika and was wondering what year it was made. The serial number on is says "32901". Any info you have on that would be great ! Thanks in advance!

-Joey.

Technika III 1953/54

coisasdavida
12-May-2013, 06:17
Super Technika IV 1960/61

Thank you, Bob!

donniexiao
27-May-2013, 09:43
Hi, Bob, I had two Linhof Technikas, one is Tecknika V 45 with serial no. 2191093. Another is vintage Linhof Technika 57 but I am not sure the version, with the serial no. 13575 and the logo "Linhof Munchen"

Could you help me confirm both the year of born?

So thanks.

Bob Salomon
27-May-2013, 10:23
Hi, Bob, I had two Linhof Technikas, one is Tecknika V 45 with serial no. 2191093. Another is vintage Linhof Technika 57 but I am not sure the version, with the serial no. 13575 and the logo "Linhof Munchen"

Could you help me confirm both the year of born?

So thanks.

2191093 1975
13575 is not listed so it is pre 1946 If it has RBP on the back then it is third reich era.

donniexiao
27-May-2013, 21:45
2191093 1975
13575 is not listed so it is pre 1946 If it has RBP on the back then it is third reich era.

So Thanks, Bob!

I attached the vintage Linhof pictures here for your reference. Could you make sure the period and model?( I suppose that Technika I or Technika II)
95908959099591095911

donniexiao
27-May-2013, 21:47
2191093 1975
13575 is not listed so it is pre 1946 If it has RBP on the back then it is third reich era.

And what is the RBP means? Rotate Back? The back could be rotated any direction like my Technika V

Bob Salomon
28-May-2013, 03:50
Reich Bund Patent.

After the war and the defeat of the Reich the initials are DBP. D = Deutch.

donniexiao
28-May-2013, 21:42
So Thanks, Bob!

I attached the vintage Linhof pictures here for your reference. Could you make sure the period and model?( I suppose that Technika I or Technika II)
95908959099591095911

Bob, Could you pick up the period of this vintage Linhof via those pictures?

Bob Salomon
29-May-2013, 02:59
Bob, Could you pick up the period of this vintage Linhof via those pictures?

Pre war.

donniexiao
9-Jun-2013, 18:31
Hi, Bob, My friend have also a Linhof Technika V with No. 79076, could you help to find out the year of made?

So thanks

Bob Salomon
9-Jun-2013, 19:52
Pre war.

1963/64

Bob Salomon
10-Jun-2013, 12:53
So far I had a chance to get the 1st edition.
It is nowhere close in details as "Hasselblad compedium" by R.Nordin or "Rollei Report" by C.Prochnov but it is useful. I would recommend it to anyone who like me has nothing but random Linhof ADs. In the book there is no serial ## info, no accessory description, but the main Linhof cameras are listed (with photos), tech.specs are given, some differences are emphasized. Plus some historical information about Linhof company and few anecdotes.. -- Not bad for a start!
I'll get the last edition if there will be chance.

I think that you are talking about the book "The Linhof Camera Story" It is a compendium of the cameras that Linhof made as well as some prototypes that were never manufactured; like the 645 SLR, the 6x9 SLR and the 6x9 TLR with interchangeable backs, lenses and finders.

There were, as mentioned, two editions. The one you should look for is the current edition, the 2nd version. It was printed in 2000 and is readily identifible as it has a color picture of the M679cc on the cover along with the Aero Technika EL the Technika prototype. The first edition does not have the M679cc on the cover. One important note missing from nono2020's posting. There are dates of manufacturing for each camera mentioned. Not by serial number but by model numbers. So while I might be able to give you the month and year a particular camera was made this book can tell you what years that model was made in.

Guy Scharf
14-Jun-2013, 14:00
Can someone tell me the age and general reputation of a Super Technika IV(?), s/n 67673? Photos of camera are at http://photos.moxis.com/p808624644.

I bought this 25 or more years ago and probably haven't used it in 20 years. Where would I look to assess its value?

Bob Salomon
14-Jun-2013, 15:35
Can someone tell me the age and general reputation of a Super Technika IV(?), s/n 67673? Photos of camera are at http://photos.moxis.com/p808624644.

I bought this 25 or more years ago and probably haven't used it in 20 years. Where would I look to assess its value?

About 1959. Check with dealers like KEH or completed auctions. Be aware, due to its age, the factory no longer has repair parts specific to the IV.

MonkeyBrain
17-Jun-2013, 23:36
Hi Bob, wondering if you can provide me with model and year for SN: 2141665

It's beige (or grey...so hard to tell from photos) and I'm informed is a Tech IV, but looks more like a V to my untrained eye (i.e it has the little ratchet lever to the front of the front standard on the right when looking at the camera front on, rather than the knob just behind the front standard on the left).

Thanks

Bob Salomon
18-Jun-2013, 05:43
Hi Bob, wondering if you can provide me with model and year for SN: 2141665

It's beige (or grey...so hard to tell from photos) and I'm informed is a Tech IV, but looks more like a V to my untrained eye (i.e it has the little ratchet lever to the front of the front standard on the right when looking at the camera front on, rather than the knob just behind the front standard on the left).

Thanks

1968 Super Technika V

MonkeyBrain
18-Jun-2013, 06:37
Thanks, much appreciated.

jimmygcreative
19-Jun-2013, 10:43
Hi Bob,
could you please date my Linhof B541283 thank you, and any leads on who would sell and replace my ground glass with very quick turnaround?
thank you

Bob Salomon
19-Jun-2013, 15:35
Hi Bob,
could you please date my Linhof B541283 thank you, and any leads on who would sell and replace my ground glass with very quick turnaround?
thank you

After 1993. We stock the Linhof ground glasses. You can order them from Samy's, Bel Air, Silvio's, Pro Photo Connection, Camera's West or any other dealer you normally shop at.

etk
25-Jun-2013, 13:22
Could anyone confirm the date of manufacture of a Tech IV with Serial # 78288?

Bob Salomon
25-Jun-2013, 13:39
Could anyone confirm the date of manufacture of a Tech IV with Serial # 78288?

1963

lilsphinx
29-Jun-2013, 11:52
hello!

I believe I have inherited a Linhof Kardan Color, serial 2611113.
Any info on this would be much appreciated!

Bob Salomon
29-Jun-2013, 12:06
hello!

I believe I have inherited a Linhof Kardan Color, serial 2611113.
Any info on this would be much appreciated!

1965/66

lilsphinx
29-Jun-2013, 16:58
Thanks Bob!

Delfi_r
2-Jul-2013, 00:59
I'm cleaning the dust from a Linhof Technika 13X18 S/n 2421088, it would be nice to know the exact model and date.

Delfi_r
2-Jul-2013, 16:07
My answer it's in an old post: (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?9975-Linhof-Serial-Numbers&p=369748&viewfull=1#post369748)


Hi Bob,

Could you please provide a manufacturing date for these 2 cameras…..

5x7 model V Technicka, sn 2541064, After 1983
and
5x7 model V Super Technicka, sn 2421090 1976

Thanks!

So I undestand mine is a 5x7 model V Super Technicka made circa 1976

Bob Salomon
2-Jul-2013, 16:39
I'm cleaning the dust from a Linhof Technika 13X18 S/n 2421088, it would be nice to know the exact model and date.

2411050 to 2421230 = Super Technika V from Jan 1965 to the end of 1966.

Delfi_r
4-Jul-2013, 12:49
Thanks, this is more aligned to the date of the included lens.

Michael Lloyd
8-Jul-2013, 06:04
Where do I find the SN. All that I've found so far are the letters DBP

comode
8-Jul-2013, 07:50
Can I get information of Technica with serial 6481392 ?
Thanks!

Bob Salomon
8-Jul-2013, 11:22
Where do I find the SN. All that I've found so far are the letters DBP

On the accessory shoe.

Bob Salomon
8-Jul-2013, 11:25
Can I get information of Technica with serial 6481392 ?
Thanks!
You sure that that is an 8?

Michael Lloyd
8-Jul-2013, 11:35
On the accessory shoe.

Oh I see... the old hidden in plain site trick

Mine is B571178 I think that it's fairly new but I would like to know what I have. As far as I know I don't need it but where is service performed? I'm located near Houston, TX

Bob Salomon
8-Jul-2013, 13:28
Oh I see... the old hidden in plain site trick

Mine is B571178 I think that it's fairly new but I would like to know what I have. As far as I know I don't need it but where is service performed? I'm located near Houston, TX
It is after 1993.

Service is Nippon Photoclinic in Manhattan

comode
8-Jul-2013, 15:25
You sure that that is an 8?

Thanks for reply.
Yes, I'd attach image. Is there anything wrong?


98404

Bob Salomon
8-Jul-2013, 15:45
Thanks for reply.
Yes, I'd attach image. Is there anything wrong?


98404

Sorry, I don't have a record of that number. 6481299 was a 1988 Master Technika but the next camera was 6485001. Send a picture of the camera and see if we can ID it from a photo.

This is a 45 Technika, correct?

comode
9-Jul-2013, 06:52
Sorry, I don't have a record of that number. 6481299 was a 1988 Master Technika but the next camera was 6485001. Send a picture of the camera and see if we can ID it from a photo.

This is a 45 Technika, correct?

Bob-san,

I bought this at 2nd hands camera shop in Tokyo and they say that it's Master Technika. I thought this is Technika 45 but not really sure. I attach other photos. Thanks for your help!



98433

98434

Bob Salomon
9-Jul-2013, 07:46
Bob-san,

I bought this at 2nd hands camera shop in Tokyo and they say that it's Master Technika. I thought this is Technika 45 but not really sure. I attach other photos. Thanks for your help!

It is a Master Technika and since it says West Germany on the back it was made prior to reunification so it would still be a 1989 or earlier model. I just don't have that number listed.

98433

98434

comode
9-Jul-2013, 08:17
Understood. Thanks!!

sibea
24-Jul-2013, 11:08
Hi Bob,
I recently bought an used Master Technika and wonder if you provide me with information on date of manufacturing s/n 6461132. I am also interested in the latest Linhof lens board and wonder who is the Linhof dealer in Cambridge, MA area?

Thanks,
Simon

Bob Salomon
24-Jul-2013, 11:14
Hi Bob,
I recently bought an used Master Technika and wonder if you provide me with information on date of manufacturing s/n 6461132. I am also interested in the latest Linhof lens board and wonder who is the Linhof dealer in Cambridge, MA area?

Thanks,
Simon

1977.

Hunt, EP Levine and all other Boston area dealers are HP Marketing dealers so you can order it from any of them. However, none have the very latest price list. They will have that by this Friday. So whatever price they give you it will be low by about 7%.

sibea
24-Jul-2013, 12:51
Hi Bob,
Thanks for the information. How about Linhof Technika 70 Serial No: 92146 (manufacturing date?)

Thanks,
Simon

Bob Salomon
24-Jul-2013, 12:55
Hi Bob,
Thanks for the information. How about Linhof Technika 70 Serial No: 92146 (manufacturing date?)

Thanks,
Simon
That was from the first production series. 1963 or 64.

coisasdavida
6-Aug-2013, 11:09
I'd love to get some info about #59863 if possible. Thank you!

Bob Salomon
6-Aug-2013, 14:23
I'd love to get some info about #59863 if possible. Thank you!

Super Technika III 4x5 from 1956

coisasdavida
6-Aug-2013, 16:01
Super Technika III 4x5 from 1956

Thank you!

Courtlux
12-Aug-2013, 14:39
I bought yesterday a Technika 4x5 as my birthdaypresent. The number is 6431156. Can you tell me how old the camera is. I know only that she is younger then I. Thank you !

Bob Salomon
12-Aug-2013, 17:30
I bought yesterday a Technika 4x5 as my birthdaypresent. The number is 6431156. Can you tell me how old the camera is. I know only that she is younger then I. Thank you !

1974 Master Technika

Courtlux
12-Aug-2013, 22:27
Thank you ! So old. It was sold as an Technika classic. Is the Master Technika and the Technika Classic the same model ? In my Linhof book is only a discription of the Master Technika -build since 1972.

Bob Salomon
13-Aug-2013, 06:49
Thank you ! So old. It was sold as an Technika classic. Is the Master Technika and the Technika Classic the same model ? In my Linhof book is only a discription of the Master Technika -build since 1972.

When Linhof introduced the Master Technika 2000 they changed the name of the Master Technika to Master Technika Classic. The current cameras in this series are the Master Technika Classic and the Master Technika 3000.

Courtlux
13-Aug-2013, 07:27
Thank you. Then is Technika Classic for my camera not correct. It is a Master Technika -but no problem

Bob Salomon
13-Aug-2013, 18:55
Thank you. Then is Technika Classic for my camera not correct. It is a Master Technika -but no problem

You have the Master Technika Classic.

Linhof
23-Aug-2013, 19:56
I acquired this Linhof 5x7 20 years ago. Its serial number is 25655 as printed in hot shoe. Can you help identifying its version and year of production? Thanks a lot.

100755100756100757100758

numnutz
24-Aug-2013, 16:16
Hi Bob another one for you - A Linhof Technika IV with beige coloured leather, serial number is 77022 can you confirm the model and date of manufacture?

Also when having a cam made for a particular lens is it only suitable if the lens is kept in the same mount?

Thanks in advance

nn :)
john wills

Bob Salomon
25-Aug-2013, 07:56
Hi Bob another one for you - A Linhof Technika IV with beige coloured leather, serial number is 77022 can you confirm the model and date of manufacture?

Also when having a cam made for a particular lens is it only suitable if the lens is kept in the same mount?

Thanks in advance

nn :)
john wills

1962 Super Technika IV.

For a IV the cam has to match the camera and the specific lens, mounted in the board it was cut for. For instance, the current 001015 is made differently then the 001015 board from when your camera was current.

numnutz
26-Aug-2013, 07:43
1962 Super Technika IV.

Thanks very much Bob...

nn :)

Bob Salomon
26-Aug-2013, 07:49
I acquired this Linhof 5x7 20 years ago. Its serial number is 25655 as printed in hot shoe. Can you help identifying its version and year of production? Thanks a lot.

100755100756100757100758

1963 Technika IV

Linhof
26-Aug-2013, 08:40
1963 Technika IV

Thanks, Bob

BTMarcais
27-Aug-2013, 21:21
Bob- I have a 2x3 tech, serial 82783 B. What year would this one be from?

Thanks,

-Brian

Bob Salomon
28-Aug-2013, 03:03
Bob- I have a 2x3 tech, serial 82783 B. What year would this one be from?

Thanks,

-Brian

1947/48

mihag
2-Sep-2013, 04:19
Dear Bob, what is the year of manufacture of a recent Kardan # A701154

Thank you!

Bob Salomon
2-Sep-2013, 07:34
Dear Bob, what is the year of manufacture of a recent Kardan # A701154

Thank you!

After 1993

mihag
2-Sep-2013, 07:38
After 1993

Thank you. It's a Kardan re, a demo item.

mamanton
5-Sep-2013, 07:44
Dear Bob!
Will you please tell what is the year of Linhof Kardan Master L serial number 7021067 ?
Thank you!

Bob Salomon
5-Sep-2013, 09:39
Dear Bob!
Will you please tell what is the year of Linhof Kardan Master L serial number 7021067 ?
Thank you!

December 1975 Master L 5x7

supertony
18-Sep-2013, 13:49
Dear Bob,
I have inherited a kit (in a beautiful wooden box) as follows:
- Linhof Technika serial 25889, on the accessory shoe. it also says DBP and APa on two corners
- super angulon 1:8/121
- Symmar 1:5,6/210 1:12/370
- carl zeiss Biogon 1:4,5 f=53mm
- carl zeiss Sonnar 1:4,8 f=180mm
- negative holders saying '13x18' on them

Questions:
1. what is the exact model and year of the camera?
2. was this sold as a standard kit from the beginning?

Thanks so much for your amazing Linhof-help!
Andrea

Bob Salomon
18-Sep-2013, 14:02
Dear Bob,
I have inherited a kit (in a beautiful wooden box) as follows:
- Linhof Technika serial 25889, on the accessory shoe. it also says DBP and APa on two corners
- super angulon 1:8/121
- Symmar 1:5,6/210 1:12/370
- carl zeiss Biogon 1:4,5 f=53mm
- carl zeiss Sonnar 1:4,8 f=180mm
- negative holders saying '13x18' on them

Questions:
1. what is the exact model and year of the camera?
2. was this sold as a standard kit from the beginning?

Thanks so much for your amazing Linhof-help!
Andrea

25889 was a Technika IV 5x7 made in 1962 or 63.

It is doubtful that it is a factory kit since the 53mm won't cover 5x7 and the factory normally sold a Zeiss kit or a Schneider kit or a Rodenstock kit but not a mixed kit. The selling dealer may have put this one together. Also, if this was a factory kit those film holders would probably have the Linhof name on them.

tangyimail
29-Sep-2013, 05:51
Hi Bob,

Can you help me with this one? Serial number 2161331, it's a Linhof Super Technika V.

Also, is it possible to buy leather strap and put it back on in place of the anatomical grip?

Thanks

TY

Bob Salomon
29-Sep-2013, 06:33
Hi Bob,

Can you help me with this one? Serial number 2161331, it's a Linhof Super Technika V.

Also, is it possible to buy leather strap and put it back on in place of the anatomical grip?

Thanks

TY

Late 69 to early 1970.

Yes you can order the strap and its required plate and screws from Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC.

tangyimail
30-Sep-2013, 07:43
Thanks Bob. Appreciate that.


Late 69 to early 1970.

Yes you can order the strap and its required plate and screws from Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC.

gloster1974
2-Oct-2013, 04:07
hi bob, I am a new user and was wondering if you can help me for my Linhof
I have just a Linhof Master Technika V (the seller sold me for this) and was wondering if you can confirm this and say, year of manufacture

102866

Serial number W 543832

thanks

Roby

P.S. excuse my bad English

Bob Salomon
2-Oct-2013, 08:07
hi bob, I am a new user and was wondering if you can help me for my Linhof
I have just a Linhof Master Technika V (the seller sold me for this) and was wondering if you can confirm this and say, year of manufacture

102866



thanks

Roby
Serial number W 543832.
P.S. excuse my bad English

After 1994. It is a Master Technika. The last V was made in 1976.

gloster1974
2-Oct-2013, 08:14
so it is technik Master Classic? excuse my ignorance. thanks roby

Bob Salomon
2-Oct-2013, 08:43
so it is technik Master Classic? excuse my ignorance. thanks roby

Correct

gloster1974
2-Oct-2013, 08:50
Thanks for great help, very gently

roby

Vick Ko
21-Oct-2013, 14:03
Bob, can you tell me the year of manufacture for Super Technika V 2181160?

Thanks
Vick

Bob Salomon
21-Oct-2013, 14:59
1975

Vick Ko
21-Oct-2013, 17:00
Thank you Bob

klaus
23-Oct-2013, 04:10
Hi Bob,

Could you help with this Linhof serial number from a Technika IV No. 72857?

Thanks
Klaus

Bob Salomon
23-Oct-2013, 13:49
Hi Bob,

Could you help with this Linhof serial number from a Technika IV No. 72857?

Thanks
Klaus

About 1959

klaus
24-Oct-2013, 06:52
thank you very much for your help! :)

Farside
16-Nov-2013, 16:30
Bob, would I be right in thinking a Tech III, number 31976, is about 1953?

Bob Salomon
16-Nov-2013, 18:03
Bob, would I be right in thinking a Tech III, number 31976, is about 1953?

yes

Farside
17-Nov-2013, 03:47
Cheers, Bob. Much appreciated.

Johnnyhc
19-Nov-2013, 21:12
Hi Bob,

Can you help me with model/year of production
A Linhof 4x5 50 jahre: 6445404
087

Thank you!

Bob Salomon
20-Nov-2013, 05:29
Hi Bob,

Can you help me with model/year of production
A Linhof 4x5 50 jahre: 6445404
087
1976/77
Thank you!

Johnnyhc
20-Nov-2013, 18:08
Hi Bob,

Can you tell me what model it is, is it a Linhof Technika IV (Linhof 4x5 50 jahre: 6445404
)?

On a side note, I am from Taiwan and where is the closest place to send my Linhof camera to, to get a new focusing cam with my Fujinon W 125/5.6 lens so I can use RF?

Thanks again.

gloster1974
23-Nov-2013, 04:09
Hello Bob, I have a new question, I realized that my master technika there are two serial numbers as you can see in the photos that I add at this point which of the two is the right one and then that is the model of the camera and that year built?

Thank you Bob

105208

Bob Salomon
23-Nov-2013, 06:10
Hello Bob, I have a new question, I realized that my master technika there are two serial numbers as you can see in the photos that I add at this point which of the two is the right one and then that is the model of the camera and that year built?

Thank you Bob

105208

The one in the shoe is Linhof's serial number. The other one is Volkwagon's inventory control number. You will have to print the one in the shoe.

gloster1974
23-Nov-2013, 07:46
Ok so my Linhof has the serial number 6471068 and if I am not mistaken is a Master Technika V???

Volkwagon's inventory control number for whatever reason, was supplied to the German car group or is a special series?

thanks

Roby

Bob Salomon
23-Nov-2013, 09:30
Ok so my Linhof has the serial number 6471068 and if I am not mistaken is a Master Technika V???

Volkwagon's inventory control number for whatever reason, was supplied to the German car group or is a special series?

thanks


Roby

It is a 1978/79 Master Technika. The Master series replaced the V series in 1972.

There is no reason to suspect that it is anything other then a standard Master technika from 1978/79 the VW bought and engraved their control number on. They certainly have that capability in house.

cgrisewood
16-Dec-2013, 09:29
My father has a Linhof Technika in a silver case complete with lenses and filters. The serial number is 81656. Could you give me some more information on the model and year of this camera? Many thanks.

Bob Salomon
16-Dec-2013, 12:07
My father has a Linhof Technika in a silver case complete with lenses and filters. The serial number is 81656. Could you give me some more information on the model and year of this camera? Many thanks.

1964 Super Technika V 4x5

Liquid Artist
17-Dec-2013, 00:19
Hi Bob, l am hoping you can look up the only number I see on my Standard Press camera.
41005
Thanks

cgrisewood
17-Dec-2013, 01:09
1964 Super Technika V 4x5

Many thanks.

Bob Salomon
17-Dec-2013, 03:06
Hi Bob, l am hoping you can look up the only number I see on my Standard Press camera.
41005
Thanks

1951

Camillou
22-Dec-2013, 02:37
Hello Bob,
Thanks to your advises on this forum, I've bought a Master Technika and it's a real jewel.
Its serial is B551921
Could you tell me more about it?
By the way, I've also got a little question. I live in Europe and want to have a lens (150mm Apo-Sironar S) coupled with my camera. I don't know how if I have to send my lens straight to the factory or if I have to contact them first but when I try to send messages on info@linhof.de I got no answer...
Thanks a lot!

Bob Salomon
22-Dec-2013, 04:02
Hello Bob,
Thanks to your advises on this forum, I've bought a Master Technika and it's a real jewel.
Its serial is B551921
Could you tell me more about it?
By the way, I've also got a little question. I live in Europe and want to have a lens (150mm Apo-Sironar S) coupled with my camera. I don't know how if I have to send my lens straight to the factory or if I have to contact them first but when I try to send messages on info@linhof.de I got no answer...
Thanks a lot!

Made after 1993. You can probably just send it but I would call them instead of emailing.

Camillou
22-Dec-2013, 06:16
Oh thanks Bob for this quick reply!
Happy to see it's a really recent camera.
And yeah, I'll try to call Linhof directly. My german is not as good as it used to be but I'll do my best ;)
Merry Christmas to you!

cikaziva
26-Dec-2013, 20:31
Hi Bob, i just got Technika IV 67514 can you please tell me what year is it. thanks and Merry Christmas

Luka

Bob Salomon
27-Dec-2013, 03:14
Hi Bob, i just got Technika IV 67514 can you please tell me what year is it. thanks and Merry Christmas

Luka

about 1960

Chris Lange
2-Jan-2014, 21:06
The ebay listing said the camera I got was a "Linhof Master Technika Classic," but now I'm unsure if this is a correct model label...

I unscrewed the center, top-piece shoe to reveal this serial number: 68102

Please help me with the model version?

Thanks a lot!

Chris

Bob Salomon
3-Jan-2014, 03:09
The ebay listing said the camera I got was a "Linhof Master Technika Classic," but now I'm unsure if this is a correct model label...

I unscrewed the center, top-piece shoe to reveal this serial number: 68102

Please help me with the model version?

Thanks a lot!

Chris

That number is for a Super Technika IV from about 1960. If so it should have tan covering, a knob for the front rise on the back of the front standard and no lift-up top flap. Not a Master.

jibanes
8-Jan-2014, 23:26
Bob,

8121075

Thanks,
Jerome

Bob Salomon
9-Jan-2014, 03:53
Bob,

8121075

Thanks,
Jerome

1964 Super Technika V

jibanes
9-Jan-2014, 09:04
1964 Super Technika V

Interesting, it's a technar.

Bob Salomon
9-Jan-2014, 09:33
Interesting, it's a technar.

Sorry, I read it as 6 digits.

Yours is an early 1979 (after Feb. of that year.

jibanes
9-Jan-2014, 10:46
Sorry, I read it as 6 digits.

Yours is an early 1979 (after Feb. of that year.

Thank you Bob, a great camera.

jibanes
9-Jan-2014, 15:49
Do we have numbers on how many technar were ever produced?

Bob Salomon
9-Jan-2014, 16:01
Do we have numbers on how many technar were ever produced?

no

w4m0330
13-Feb-2014, 14:18
Hi, Bob,

I got a Linhof Technika IV
Could you tell me the year of made?
76364
BTW, is it a Tech IV or Super Tech IV? What is the difference between Super and "non-super"?

Bob Salomon
13-Feb-2014, 14:44
Hi, Bob,

I got a Linhof Technika IV
Could you tell me the year of made?
76364
BTW, is it a Tech IV or Super Tech IV? What is the difference between Super and "non-super"?

Super Technika IV. 1961/62. Super was with the rangefinder.

diablo1990
15-Feb-2014, 23:24
Linhof Technika III 4x5,NO.5454

thanks!

aero
16-Feb-2014, 19:48
Hello Bob, appreciate your helpfulness from what I've seen! Can I trouble you to identify the year and hopefully the exact model as well of this Linhof I recently acquired: 6471181.

Thanks!

Kimberly Anderson
16-Feb-2014, 19:58
Bob, my Tech III's number is: 60951

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
17-Feb-2014, 03:47
Linhof Technika III 4x5,NO.5454

thanks!

1955/56

Bob Salomon
17-Feb-2014, 03:49
Hello Bob, appreciate your helpfulness from what I've seen! Can I trouble you to identify the year and hopefully the exact model as well of this Linhof I recently acquired: 6471181.

Thanks!

1978 Master Technika

Bob Salomon
17-Feb-2014, 03:50
bob, my tech iii's number is: 60951

thanks!

1956 iii

diablo1990
17-Feb-2014, 05:40
Very grateful, Bob, body and bellows state is very good, very good use, collectible value?
1955/56

Bob Salomon
17-Feb-2014, 06:12
Very grateful, Bob, body and bellows state is very good, very good use, collectible value?

Minimal, a III does not have forward lens tilt, it uses orphaned accessories like lens boards and ground glasses and Fresnels that have not been made in over 40 years.And no repair paets are available either. So what ever a beat up IV is worth a good III would be less.

aero
17-Feb-2014, 10:14
1978 Master Technika

Many thanks, Bob! Any idea where I might source an odd part or two such as the rangefinder rubber eye piece?

Kimberly Anderson
17-Feb-2014, 10:50
Thanks Bob. :)