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Bob Salomon
19-Oct-2015, 11:22
I would like to know about a Master Technika number B521526.

Many thanks in advance. Rob.

Early 1992

diablo1990
20-Oct-2015, 05:06
sorry , Bob

my Linhof Technika III SN:53713

thanks Bob !

Bob Salomon
20-Oct-2015, 05:13
sorry , Bob

my Linhof Technika III SN:53713

thanks Bob !

1956

Shootar401
25-Oct-2015, 14:17
Bob, you couldn't help me with my Tech II, but do you know of anyplace where I can get some pre-war Technika information? Maybe brochures, manuals, anything. German or English preferred.

Thanks

Bob Salomon
25-Oct-2015, 14:21
Bob, you couldn't help me with my Tech II, but do you know of anyplace where I can get some pre-war Technika information? Maybe brochures, manuals, anything. German or English preferred.

Thanks

Sorry, no, other then the book "Linhof Camera Story" either the first or second edition. They will have the same info on old cameras.

Quatsup
2-Nov-2015, 09:41
Hi Bob,
Sorry for poor english, I'm French.
I just bought a 4x5 Linhof Master Technika serial number 6481348 like new, when it was manufactured?
Many thank's for help
Kind regards
Claude

Bob Salomon
2-Nov-2015, 10:48
Hi Bob,
Sorry for poor english, I'm French.
I just bought a 4x5 Linhof Master Technika serial number 6481348 like new, when it was manufactured?
Many thank's for help
Kind regards
Claude

Late 1979 or Jan. 1980.

Alef Papas
3-Nov-2015, 15:48
Hi Bob ,
Please could you check the serial number of my Cameras - Linhof Technika 6x9 IV (or III ?) serial number 49255
and Linhof Super Technika 6x9 V serial number 5011142 ?
Thank you very much.
Al

Bob Salomon
3-Nov-2015, 16:16
Hi Bob ,
Please could you check the serial number of my Cameras - Linhof Technika 6x9 IV (or III ?) serial number 49255
and Linhof Super Technika 6x9 V serial number 5011142 ?
Thank you very much.
Al

49255 is late 1949 or early 1950. The other is 1970.

Jac@stafford.net
6-Nov-2015, 15:30
Would it not be good to build a web site of Linhof serial numbers to let anyone to lookup his own?

It would be TRIVIAL!

Bob Salomon
6-Nov-2015, 15:36
Would it not be good to build a web site of Linhof serial numbers to let anyone to lookup his own?

It would be TRIVIAL!

Then you can do it. I can't.

Jac@stafford.net
6-Nov-2015, 16:51
Then you can do it. I can't.

It was a small part of my successful career.
Send my your source and I will make it so.

Bob Salomon
6-Nov-2015, 17:06
It was a small part of my successful career.
Send my your source and I will make it so.

That I can't do. It was given to me under the agreement that I would not dessimate it.

Jac@stafford.net
6-Nov-2015, 20:28
That I can't do. It was given to me under the agreement that I would not dessimate it.

Dessimate? I doubt that word occurs in a contract.
Besides, the data already given here makes it available.
So what remains is that we acquire it.
Such is the 'net.
.

Bob Salomon
6-Nov-2015, 20:41
I
Dessimate? I doubt that word occurs in a contract.
Besides, the data already given here makes it available.
So what remains is that we acquire it.
Such is the 'net.
.
You are welcome to. But I can't share my list. And this system has been working quite well for a very long time on this forum.

Alef Papas
7-Nov-2015, 03:15
Hi Bob ,
You can tell me in what years were manufactured Linhof Technika III 6x9 and Super Technika III 6x9 ? I found the data only for the cameras IV , 70 and V.
Thank you very much.

Bob Salomon
7-Nov-2015, 08:35
Hi Bob ,
You can tell me in what years were manufactured Linhof Technika III 6x9 and Super Technika III 6x9 ? I found the data only for the cameras IV , 70 and V.
Thank you very much.

Oct 51 to Sep 56

Alef Papas
8-Nov-2015, 11:34
Please could you check the serial number of my Cameras - Linhof Technika 6x9 IV (or III ?) serial number 49255
49255 is late 1949 or early 1950.
You can tell me in what years were manufactured Linhof Technika III 6x9 and Super Technika III 6x9 ?
Oct 51 to Sep 56

Hi Bob, I'm sorry, but can not be serial number 49255 made in 1949-1950...

Bob Salomon
8-Nov-2015, 12:19
Hi Bob, I'm sorry, but can not be serial number 49255 made in 1949-1950...

Sorry, that is what my records show for a 69 III. It shows 49000 being made in June of 55. I now see that their is quite some confusion on the list for the 69 III and it shows the IV 69 without rangefinder pre dating the III. I just checked the Linhof Camera Story book and it does show a small picture of a III on page 96 but it does not list the 69 III in the technical spec section of the book and no manufacturing dates for the 69 III are given. However, the dates for the IV 69 model are different then what is on my list and are more likely correct.

Jac@stafford.net
9-Nov-2015, 15:25
Believe Bob. Why do you think his authoritative answer is wrong - what is your source, please.

Bob Salomon
9-Nov-2015, 15:50
Believe Bob. Why do you think his authoritative answer is wrong - what is your source, please.

I'm not sure what you are asking. I stated that there is some confusion with the old 69 cameras, that the 69 III is not listed in the Linhof book and that that book's dates for the 69 IV is different then the dates on my list and are probably correct.
Now, what didn't you understand? I would hate to reword this and have to post it a third time.

Robert Brazile
10-Nov-2015, 05:33
I suspect "Believe Bob" (and thus the whole statement) was intended for Alef.

Robert

Jac@stafford.net
10-Nov-2015, 09:14
I suspect "Believe Bob" (and thus the whole statement) was intended for Alef.

Yes it was for Alef. I should have used a quote to make that clear.
.

Alef Papas
10-Nov-2015, 14:28
Yes it was for Alef. I should have used a quote to make that clear.
I wanted to know where my Technika 6x9 was made. Bob wrote 1949/1950 . I'm not sure if it is III or IV , I thought that Bob knows by serial number . But the Technika III were produced 1951-1956 - it is Bob's data . Technika IV 1956-1964. So it is strange. III or IV can not be made 1949/50...
Bob explains to the top - "confusion". No problem.
p.s.
I'm sorry, I do not speak English - I use translator .

pierre506
20-Nov-2015, 18:02
Aero press
bundeswehr
1921124

pierre506
21-Nov-2015, 03:24
It might be about the year of 1970~142548

Bob Salomon
21-Nov-2015, 05:50
Aero press
bundeswehr
1921124

1965 aero Technika 69

pierre506
21-Nov-2015, 06:33
1965 aero Technika 69
Thank you, dear Bob.
It may be Aero Press without Technika.

Bob Salomon
21-Nov-2015, 07:15
Thank you, dear Bob.
It may be Aero Press without Technika.

It was the Aero-Press.

wll333301
30-Nov-2015, 08:06
Hi Bob, how about Linhof technika 5X7 s/n: 38716. Thanks

Bob Salomon
30-Nov-2015, 09:17
Hi Bob, how about Linhof technika 5X7 s/n: 38716. Thanks

1951 or 52 III

tlife
1-Dec-2015, 07:43
Dear Bob,

what about Linhof 3000 #C543189

thanks

Bob Salomon
1-Dec-2015, 08:00
Dear Bob,

what about Linhof 3000 #C543189

thanks
Too new.

roger-wilco-66
3-Dec-2015, 04:49
Got a new one here, supposedly a Technika V:

#2122998

Bob Salomon
3-Dec-2015, 06:50
Got a new one here, supposedly a Technika V:

#2122998

1966 Super Technika V

RussPhoto
12-Dec-2015, 18:49
Hello Bob,
Body Serial No. B541077. Has no rangefinder. Is it Master Technika Classic or 2000???
Thank you very much!!!!

pierre506
12-Dec-2015, 19:10
Dear Bob, a 6x9 set: No. 82186
thanks

Bob Salomon
12-Dec-2015, 23:53
Dear Bob, a 6x9 set: No. 82186
thanks

1949 super Technika IV

Bob Salomon
12-Dec-2015, 23:56
Hello Bob,
Body Serial No. B541077. Has no rangefinder. Is it Master Technika Classic or 2000???
Thank you very much!!!!

Serial number is for a 1993 Master. If your is missing the finder then it may be an aftermarket modification. To tell if it is A 2000 or a 3000 I would need to see quality images of the left and right sides as well as the front standard bearer.

pierre506
13-Dec-2015, 00:35
1949 super Technika IV
thank you, Bob~
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RussPhoto
13-Dec-2015, 06:05
Thank you for quick response Bob! Here are attached images, may be not the best quality but this is what I have from seller143454143455143456143457

Bob Salomon
13-Dec-2015, 06:15
It is definately a Master. It is not a 3000 but could be a 2000 however, the focusing lever of the 2000 is not visible in any of these images. I would have to see pictures of the front of the camera with the bed down and the front standard inside the body. Then you can see the lever for the extreme wide angle focusing system. By extreme, that men's 65 and shorter.

RussPhoto
13-Dec-2015, 06:58
Thanks a lot Bob! I'll upload more images once I get the camera. What was the reason that Linhof sold their cameras with or without rangefinders? Was it optional feature when they sell new cameras and what was the difference in pricing without having rangefinder?

Bob Salomon
13-Dec-2015, 11:24
Thanks a lot Bob! I'll upload more images once I get the camera. What was the reason that Linhof sold their cameras with or without rangefinders? Was it optional feature when they sell new cameras and what was the difference in pricing without having rangefinder?

The 2000 and the 3000 replaced the internal focusing system with an Extreme Wide Angle focusing system for 65 to 35mm focal lengths. With the Master Technika Classic, the V and the IV you needed a a special extreme wide angle focus adapter which is no longer made. Instead, today, you would need each focal length mounted at the factory on special boards each of which has a dedicated helical focus mount calibrated for that specific focal length and brand. In other words it uses a different board/focusing mount for a 65 4.5 Rodenstock then for the Schneider 65 5.6.

The 2000 and its successor, the 3000, eliminated the need for these special boards with dedicated focusing mounts as the focusing mount is built into the camera body.

RussPhoto
16-Dec-2015, 13:35
Bob, Thanks a lot for your previous information. Today I got the camera so I'm attaching few images to identify if this 2000 or just MT. This is my first time Technika, it is without rangefinder and what I noticed it even doesn't have infinity scale? Is If you will take a look on the last image (in red circle) What is that? I don't have it in my camera or it's only related to cameras with the rangefinders??143593143594143595143596

Bob Salomon
16-Dec-2015, 18:03
Bob, Thanks a lot for your previous information. Today I got the camera so I'm attaching few images to identify if this 2000 or just MT. This is my first time Technika, it is without rangefinder and what I noticed it even doesn't have infinity scale? Is If you will take a look on the last image (in red circle) What is that? I don't have it in my camera or it's only related to cameras with the rangefinders??143593143594143595143596
You have a Master Technika that has been defaced by someone removing the rangefinder system. I hope you have the parts that were removed. Fortunately they did not totally gut the camera. The part that you circled is the cam holder for the rangefinder system.

RussPhoto
16-Dec-2015, 18:15
I don't have any of these parts, I bought it as used camera. That the way camera was sold to me without rangefinder, I guess it work as simple view camera? How critical is it? I can see someone selling on eBay same camera in brand new condition without rangefinder system like mine. Here is the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Linhof-Master-Technika-50-Jahre-limited-Edition-45-4x5-Excellent-fm-JAPAN-/201486033429?hash=item2ee980e215:g:8MMAAOSwEetV~352

Bob Salomon
17-Dec-2015, 04:30
I don't have any of these parts, I bought it as used camera. That the way camera was sold to me without rangefinder, I guess it work as simple view camera? How critical is it? I can see someone selling on eBay same camera in brand new condition without rangefinder system like mine. Here is the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Linhof-Master-Technika-50-Jahre-limited-Edition-45-4x5-Excellent-fm-JAPAN-/201486033429?hash=item2ee980e215:g:8MMAAOSwEetV~352

So, like yours, this is also not really a Master Technika since the Master Technika does have a rangefinder system. Instead, like yours, it is a gutted version of a Master Technika.

Bob Salomon
17-Dec-2015, 04:36
You have a Master Technika that has been defaced by someone removing the rangefinder system. I hope you have the parts that were removed. Fortunately they did not totally gut the camera. The part that you circled is the cam holder for the rangefinder system.

Focus scales mount on the black stage on the left side of the camera bed. Each stage accepts up to 3 focusing scales. The focusing scales are made for each focal length lens from 75mm to 360mm and extra stages are available from any Linhof Service Center. So are the scales. The scales are sold normally as part of the rangefinder cramming package which includes the rangefinder cam, grinding the cam to the specific lens by serial number, a pair of infinity stops and the focusing scale for that lens as well as the installation of the infinity stops and the focusing scale. If there are more then 3 lenses crammed the additional scale stage for the extra lenses is also usally included in the camming charge.

wormeguy
17-Dec-2015, 15:42
Hi Bob
I am trying to find the manufacturing date on a Linhoff Technika serial number 77017. Thanks for your help

lookbook
22-Dec-2015, 09:32
So, like yours, this is also not really a Master Technika since the Master Technika does have a rangefinder system. Instead, like yours, it is a gutted version of a Master Technika.

it can be a Linhof 2000?
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Bob Salomon
22-Dec-2015, 10:21
it can be a Linhof 2000?
143859

The Master Technika 2000 and the newer 3000 are both Master Technika models. Except instead of the rangefinder they have an extreme wide angle focusing system built into the body housing for lenses shorter then 72mm. A gutted camera does not have the extreme wide angle system built into the camera.

Bob Salomon
22-Dec-2015, 10:22
Super Technika IV, 1962.

Wsufans
22-Dec-2015, 12:25
Hi Bob. Hope you are in good health and will spend the holidays with friends and family.

My Linhof is SN75526 so based upon your last post is it safe to assume it is a Super Technika IV. I have the purchase papers dated 1962.

BTW did you ever talk to that lady at the Smithsonian?

Bob Salomon
22-Dec-2015, 13:14
Hi Bob. Hope you are in good health and will spend the holidays with friends and family.

My Linhof is SN75526 so based upon your last post is it safe to assume it is a Super Technika IV. I have the purchase papers dated 1962.

BTW did you ever talk to that lady at the Smithsonian?

Probably closer to 1960 or 61.

No, I never heard from her.

eventsfoto
12-Jan-2016, 16:55
Hello Bob,
Please could you check the serial number of my camera - Linhof Kardan serial number 183 ?
Thank you very much.
Is there anyone here in the forum who can tell me the price?

Bob Salomon
12-Jan-2016, 17:00
Hello Bob,
Please could you check the serial number of my camera - Linhof Kardan serial number 183 ?
Thank you very much.
Is there anyone here in the forum who can tell me the price?

1953 or 54

Sorin Vladimir
19-Jan-2016, 09:51
Hello Bob,
A first time user here, and a new owner of a Linhof Kardan Standard serial number: 6915006 .It will be possible to find out the year of manufacturing?
It is amazing that the camera has more or less the same age as me (37) from the scarce information i found on web, and doesn`t appear to be used at all and it is in pristine condition so i`m a happy Linhof user by now. Thank you very much!
Sorin

terbay
22-Jan-2016, 11:17
Bob,
I purchased a Linhof 4x5 and am in the process of cleaning and refurbishing it. I would very much appreciate any information you might help provide, as I can't tell what the model is. The serial number I found was located on the bottom of the camera under the leather and is:

66766 with a number 2 following those numbers.

The rangefinder also had a number stamp which is 64.

Thank you in advance for any information you might have.

Bob Salomon
22-Jan-2016, 11:45
Hello Bob,
A first time user here, and a new owner of a Linhof Kardan Standard serial number: 6915006 .It will be possible to find out the year of manufacturing?
It is amazing that the camera has more or less the same age as me (37) from the scarce information i found on web, and doesn`t appear to be used at all and it is in pristine condition so i`m a happy Linhof user by now. Thank you very much!
Sorin

1975 Kardan Standard.

Bob Salomon
22-Jan-2016, 11:47
Bob,
I purchased a Linhof 4x5 and am in the process of cleaning and refurbishing it. I would very much appreciate any information you might help provide, as I can't tell what the model is. The serial number I found was located on the bottom of the camera under the leather and is:

66766 with a number 2 following those numbers.

The rangefinder also had a number stamp which is 64.

Thank you in advance for any information you might have.

That number is for a Super Technika IV from 1958. The number should be stamped on the accessory shoe and on the bottom of any cams.

LauraT
24-Jan-2016, 20:58
Hi Bob, I'm thinking of buying a Master Technika with the serial number 6431305 if you could tell me the date for that? Judging by some other answers am thinking late 70's? Thanks!

Bob Salomon
25-Jan-2016, 06:24
Hi Bob, I'm thinking of buying a Master Technika with the serial number 6431305 if you could tell me the date for that? Judging by some other answers am thinking late 70's? Thanks!
1983

LauraT
25-Jan-2016, 07:40
Thank you for the quick reply, I'm amazed how there seems to be no record of Linhof serial numbers online, so your dutiful diligence is much appreciated!

Delfi_r
29-Jan-2016, 09:17
Where to find the serial mumber on a modular raíl camera such a Master Kardan GTL?

Bob Salomon
29-Jan-2016, 10:11
Where to find the serial mumber on a modular raíl camera such a Master Kardan GTL?

On the accessory shoe on the front standard

Delfi_r
29-Jan-2016, 14:53
Thanks Bob. My accesory shoe reads #8851066, in present form it's a 13x18 (5x7) camera

Bob Salomon
29-Jan-2016, 14:58
Thanks Bob. My accesory shoe reads #8851066, in present form it's a 13x18 (5x7) camera

I can only tell you that it is too recent. I only have records up to 1983 and that was when the TL was still made.

Delfi_r
29-Jan-2016, 16:13
Thanks Bob. My estimate is 1996 aprox. It's a beatiful camera.

Bob Salomon
29-Jan-2016, 16:40
Thanks Bob. My estimate is 1996 aprox. It's a beatiful camera.

That it is, but it will also keep you in shape!

astres000
31-Jan-2016, 02:49
Bob, would you possibly know the date of an 6.5x9 and name ?
Serial # 62

Thank you.145832145833145834

Bob Salomon
31-Jan-2016, 05:54
Bob, would you possibly know the date of an 6.5x9 and name ?
Serial # 62

Thank you.145832145833145834
No, there are only records for post WW II cameras.

astres000
31-Jan-2016, 11:13
No, there are only records for post WW II cameras.

about, based on your experience?

Bob Salomon
31-Jan-2016, 11:24
I am no where near that old and have never handled anything older then a III. You might find a page on it in the Linhof Camera Story book.

karl french
1-Feb-2016, 19:08
Just picked up a 5x7 Super Technika. Serial number 140300. I've seen pictures of a passport from 5x7 Super Technika 140437 dated 12/1961, so I suspect this is very close. 1960 or 1961? Thanks, Karl

Bob Salomon
2-Feb-2016, 03:12
Just picked up a 5x7 Super Technika. Serial number 140300. I've seen pictures of a passport from 5x7 Super Technika 140437 dated 12/1961, so I suspect this is very close. 1960 or 1961? Thanks, Karl

About 1963

diluted dilated
3-Feb-2016, 06:03
Hello Bob,

Could you tell me when my Technikardan was manufactured please? The serial number is C251377. Thanks!

Bob Salomon
3-Feb-2016, 06:07
Hello Bob,

Could you tell me when my Technikardan was manufactured please? The serial number is C251377. Thanks!

Too new, I don't have numbers for cameras that recent.

Nooky41
5-Feb-2016, 02:21
Hello Bob,

I have recently purchased a Linhof Kardan Bi-System 4x5" Serial # 3621516.
Could you give me detail about it. When was it manufactured ?

Many thanks

Nooky41

Bob Salomon
5-Feb-2016, 06:38
Hello Bob,

I have recently purchased a Linhof Kardan Bi-System 4x5" Serial # 3621516.
Could you give me detail about it. When was it manufactured ?

Many thanks

Nooky41
1962/63

art-towski
7-Feb-2016, 11:57
Hello Bob,
number is Linhof 4721053 model 4x5/9x12.
Thanks!

Bob Salomon
7-Feb-2016, 12:44
Hello Bob,
number is Linhof 4721053 model 4x5/9x12.
Thanks!

1968 Technika V.

Nooky41
8-Feb-2016, 00:55
1962/63

Hello Bob,

I am very surprised… I believed that the Linhof Kardan Bi-System was manufactured for 10 years from 1968 to 1978 !
Am I wrong ? How can we found a serial number from 1962/3 on it ?

Thanks for your answer

Best regards

Nooky41

Bob Salomon
8-Feb-2016, 04:29
Hello Bob,

I am very surprised… I believed that the Linhof Kardan Bi-System was manufactured for 10 years from 1968 to 1978 !
Am I wrong ? How can we found a serial number from 1962/3 on it ?

Thanks for your answer

Best regards

Nooky41

Sorry, my mistake, 1968/69.

Nooky41
9-Feb-2016, 01:18
Thanks for your answer !
So I believe that the first models were with silver knobs and later models with black painted knobs ?

Bob Salomon
9-Feb-2016, 06:43
Thanks for your answer !
So I believe that the first models were with silver knobs and later models with black painted knobs ?

I don't remember. Details like screw shapes, sizes, colors, knobs, placement are done at the factory's discretion and can change at any time, without any warning. A year ago a large university in NY state purchased one of the Linhof Digital Repro Stand Systems and when it arrived it could not be assembled so that all of the three feet could be placed on the floor without the stand rocking back and forth. When we contacted the factory we were assured that the stand had been fully assembled and tested prior to shipping. So I drove to the school and together we laid the tracks that the stand rode on and reassembled the column base following detailed instructions from the factory and again the stand could not be assembled without wobbling. We took detailed pictures of the problem and sent them to the factory and then called the factory and they got the. Technician that actually put the system together. Then we solved the problem. It turned out that the manufacturer of the rollers on the base of the stand had gone out of business. So a new supplier was found that was supposed to have the same spec rollers. Turned out that they used thes new rollers and told no one about the change and they did not properly fit the tracks the stand rolled on so the column could not fit properly on the stand. That meant that the factory had to change the block that actually fit around the rail and so they did, and every stand sold since now has this changed block. But the model number is exactly the same.

Another example is the Aero Technika 45 EL. When NASA did their out gassing tests on the first one they bought they told us that the internal wiring had to be changed so they would be safe for use in the Space Shuttle program. So from that test on all future camera bodies had new wiring. But no change in model name.

Lastly the Technika 2000. When it was first introduced there was an IR focus/viewing module made for it as an accessory that fit across the entire top of the camera and had a small sender unit that would fit under the top of the housing through a small rectangular slot. So all Technikas had the locking knobs and the neckstrap lugs moved from the top plate of the camera. Turns out that the IR did not work as expected and all were recalled but that knob placement moved but the model names stayed the same. And on the Master Technika, by the focusing knob, for the past 30 plus years, there is a small raised rectangular panel that does nothing. On older MT and the older Technikas that same panel is their but has holes in it to accept a cable release. However the manufacturer of that particular release closed down and there no longer was a release that fit it. So they changed the mold and closed the holes. But it is still a Master Technika.

I only pay attention to the serial numbers to ID a camera as I was never selling camera collections. Only new cameras for shooting - save for the occasional special editions from Linhof as well as Rollei and Minox when we're their distributors.

Xipho
12-Feb-2016, 15:31
Hello Bob,

a guy here in Germany has inherited a prewar Linhof Ser. 13352 with a Heliar 150mm.
I am still waiting for a photo of the camera for identificatin. Can you help with the production year?

thanks!

Bob Salomon
12-Feb-2016, 15:42
Hello Bob,

a guy here in Germany has inherited a prewar Linhof Ser. 13352 with a Heliar 150mm.
I am still waiting for a photo of the camera for identificatin. Can you help with the production year?

thanks!

Not if it is pre war. I only have records starting in 1946.

chp
13-Feb-2016, 05:07
Hi everybody,

would be interested in Details to a Linhof found in my Frieds cellar... Linhof Seriennummer / Serial Number 26417
including:

Tessar 1:4,5 f=15cm Carl Zeiss
Symmar 1:5,6/300 1:12/500 Schneider-Kreuznach
Super-Angulon 1:8/121 Schneider-Kreuznach
Studio Stativ

Could someone kindly give me a helping Hand? Does it make sense to buy it FOR TAKING PICTURES and what would be a fair offer to my friend?
THX a lot & greetings from Austria
:-)

Bob Salomon
13-Feb-2016, 06:00
Hi everybody,

would be interested in Details to a Linhof found in my Frieds cellar... Linhof Seriennummer / Serial Number 26417
including:

Tessar 1:4,5 f=15cm Carl Zeiss
Symmar 1:5,6/300 1:12/500 Schneider-Kreuznach
Super-Angulon 1:8/121 Schneider-Kreuznach
Studio Stativ

Could someone kindly give me a helping Hand? Does it make sense to buy it FOR TAKING PICTURES and what would be a fair offer to my friend?
THX a lot & greetings from Austria
:-)

Sorry, can't help, that number looks like it is pre war.

blanchenickens
13-Feb-2016, 08:04
I have a Linhof 4X5 Technika Master I am trying to get additional information on(year made, value, etc) and am wondering if there is a reference site or person to contact. Many thanks

What model and when was it manufactured?

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Bob Salomon
13-Feb-2016, 08:49
What model and when was it manufactured?

http://hautavis.net/129/o.png

He has, as he states, a Master Technika and the year of date was answered 12 years ago when he originally asked.

Xipho
15-Feb-2016, 03:38
Hello Bob,

do you know what the first Serial numbers in 1946 were?

Are the Linhof Camera Serial numbers just used in a running series, not regarding the different models?

And do you have a raw guess (feeling) of the relative prdution numbers of the Technikas vs the other Cameras, and of the number of 4x5 Technikas compared to the 6x9 technikas?



Thanks in advance...

Bob Salomon
15-Feb-2016, 07:44
Hello Bob,

do you know what the first Serial numbers in 1946 were?

Are the Linhof Camera Serial numbers just used in a running series, not regarding the different models?

And do you have a raw guess (feeling) of the relative prdution numbers of the Technikas vs the other Cameras, and of the number of 4x5 Technikas compared to the 6x9 technikas?



Thanks in advance...

2021 was the first 45 Technika in 1946
No, they are sometimes in a running series and sometimes not.
No

zhenetto
17-Feb-2016, 07:06
Hi, Bob !
Please, the year of a Linhof Super Technika III number 25134 ?
Thanks !

Bob Salomon
17-Feb-2016, 08:00
Hi, Bob !
Please, the year of a Linhof Super Technika III number 25134 ?
Thanks !

It would be easier if you ask and give the size of the camera as the numbers are by size.
That is a 1954 Technika 57 camera.

JoeDakota
17-Feb-2016, 19:40
Bob:

Would you please provide the date information for Technikardan 45s S/N C221143.

Thanks

Bob Salomon
18-Feb-2016, 05:45
Bob:

Would you please provide the date information for Technikardan 45s S/N C221143.

Thanks

Post 1993, it is very recent and my numbers stop before that.

JoeDakota
18-Feb-2016, 06:42
Post 1993, it is very recent and my numbers stop before that.

THank you

Sean Mac
23-Feb-2016, 15:06
Hi Bob,

I would like to know when a 4x5 Linhof Color, serial number 100894, was made?

Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Bob Salomon
23-Feb-2016, 15:59
Hi Bob,

I would like to know when a 4x5 Linhof Color, serial number 100894, was made?

Thanks for taking the time to do this.

1963

wthaler
5-Mar-2016, 04:42
I have a technika 6x9 with the serial: 5015040 and I would like to know from which year it is. thx

Bob Salomon
5-Mar-2016, 06:16
I have a technika 6x9 with the serial: 5015040 and I would like to know from which year it is. thx

1969/70

cme37
6-Mar-2016, 08:23
Hi Bob,

Technika with serial C542323 was made when?

Thank you!

Bob Salomon
6-Mar-2016, 09:02
Hi Bob,

Technika with serial C542323 was made when?

Thank you!
After 1993

Courtlux
16-Mar-2016, 00:04
Hallo Bob,

a Technorama with the number 9711067

Thank you

Bob Salomon
16-Mar-2016, 04:23
Hallo Bob,

a Technorama with the number 9711067

Thank you
After 1983

Courtlux
16-Mar-2016, 11:32
Supi ! Thank you

$1600 plus Taxes used condition with some scratches. Should I buy ? I think the 612 is not easy to find.The 617 is to big for me,

Xipho
16-Mar-2016, 15:16
Hello Bob,

I have a Super Technika III Mod 1 with serial Nr 23743

the coupled angulon 90 is dated 2. half 1949...

Do you think the (missing) 2nd cammed lens to this camera should have been the Xenar 150 then?

thanks in advance
Xipho

Bob Salomon
16-Mar-2016, 15:38
Hello Bob,

I have a Super Technika III Mod 1 with serial Nr 23743

the coupled angulon 90 is dated 2. half 1949...

Do you think the (missing) 2nd cammed lens to this camera should have been the Xenar 150 then?

thanks in advance
Xipho

It would depend on what lenses were crammed for your specific camera.

Xipho
16-Mar-2016, 16:07
It would depend on what lenses were crammed for your specific camera.

from the serial number on the cam the other lens was deinitely a schneider lens... I think symmar or xenar should be the two common lenses these days...

Bob Salomon
16-Mar-2016, 16:15
from the serial numer on the cam the other lens was deinitely a schneider lens... I think symmar or xenar should be the two common lenses these days...

It is immaterial what it was. The cam is only accurate for the camera whose serial number is on the bottom of the cam and the lens whose serial number is on the top of the cam.

Xipho
16-Mar-2016, 17:28
I know but I could try a gamble with a similar Xenar. I would assume that the schneider lenses are quite low in the tolerances, so I would assume the correct camming is more dependent of the right cam for the camera serial...
Anyway, if I would get a cheap shot on a 150 Xenar from around 1950, I wolud try...

Besides, Is 1949 for the camera correct?

TiktianC
17-Mar-2016, 00:51
Hey Bob,

I've got two cameras I'd be interested in finding the age of,

Ones a technika IV s/n 71934

and the other is a standard press s/n 41957

The press I'm quite interested in as the back has "Germany" instead of "West-Germany" engraved. It also came with a right hand grip that's got some scratches on it, and it appears to be made of wood.

Finally, do you know what lens board the Linhof Select Zeiss Planar 135/3.5 with a 58mm filter thread needs for it to be kept inside the camera? I've estimated it's something around a 8-9mm recess?

Thanks in advance!
Tiktian

Bob Salomon
17-Mar-2016, 05:51
I know but I could try a gamble with a similar Xenar. I would assume that the schneider lenses are quite low in the tolerances, so I would assume the correct camming is more dependent of the right cam for the camera serial...
Anyway, if I would get a cheap shot on a 150 Xenar from around 1950, I wolud try...

Besides, Is 1949 for the camera correct?

Can't tell as that is not a serial number for a 45 Technika.

Bob Salomon
17-Mar-2016, 05:54
Hey Bob,

I've got two cameras I'd be interested in finding the age of,

Ones a technika IV s/n 71934

and the other is a standard press s/n 41957 the other is from 1961/62. I have no listing for boards for that lens but if it is in a 0 shutter it is probably a 001015 board.

The press I'm quite interested in as the back has "Germany" instead of "West-Germany" engraved. It also came with a right hand grip that's got some scratches on it, and it appears to be made of wood.

Finally, do you know what lens board the Linhof Select Zeiss Planar 135/3.5 with a 58mm filter thread needs for it to be kept inside the camera? I've estimated it's something around a 8-9mm recess?

Thanks in advance!
Tiktian
The Press is from 1952,

Ricardo Maydana
17-Mar-2016, 07:28
Hola, a que año corresponde el serial number 73385 (4x5 Technika)

Bob Salomon
17-Mar-2016, 08:50
Hola, a que año corresponde el serial number 73385 (4x5 Technika)

Super Technika IV from about 1961

Ricardo Maydana
17-Mar-2016, 08:58
gracias por la pronta repuesta.

thanks for the reply. I take and consult, where I can get damaged parts of the equipment.

Xipho
17-Mar-2016, 12:46
Can't tell as that is not a serial number for a 45 Technika.

Yes, it is a 9x12 cm Technika.

Shootar401
18-Mar-2016, 15:06
Bob,

I have a Technica II with S/N 46, 46 also stamped on the extension rail.

Jac@stafford.net
18-Mar-2016, 15:12
Bob,

I have a Technica II with S/N 46, 46 also stamped on the extension rail.

I can hardly wait for the response. You probably have a historically important camera.
.

Xipho
18-Mar-2016, 15:22
Bob will not have the prewar numbers.
You should post some photos of this camera in the thread "Linhof cameras before 1945"
Then we maybe can help. What size is the camera?
If it is really a early Technika, it is clearly 1936..
But I am not shure that the 46 is a Serial number, as I dont think Linhof started with 1 with the Technika. they made cameras Long before.
And I have never seen a numer ON the Extension rail. Usually the prewar technikas an the early postwar III had the number on the bed below the rails...

So photos (also of the logo) will e necessary.

Mila265
23-Mar-2016, 03:36
Hello Bob, I've got a camera and I don't know which type is it, or the age. Can you help me?
Linhof Technika, I think that serial number is : 5536531
Thanks!

Bob Salomon
23-Mar-2016, 06:36
Hello Bob, I've got a camera and I don't know which type is it, or the age. Can you help me?
Linhof Technika, I think that serial number is : 5536531
Thanks!

Are you sure that first digit isn't a letter?

Mila265
23-Mar-2016, 06:50
Are you sure that first digit isn't a letter?


Sorry, mistake. I found a serial number on the top of camera on contact for flash serial number is : 82560
And I have two containers for film, on the first container serial number is : 87624, and on the second : 86754.

imageB4.com
25-Mar-2016, 20:10
Hi Bob,

What looks to be a older Linhof tripod has a serial number plate "Linhof Germany" with a serial number 31540.

It also looks like the camera attachment plate is secured to the tripod via a clamp - would this be similar to the modern day 90mm clamp in size and function?

Any info available would help me track down its history, thanks!

Bob Salomon
26-Mar-2016, 06:09
Sorry, mistake. I found a serial number on the top of camera on contact for flash serial number is : 82560
And I have two containers for film, on the first container serial number is : 87624, and on the second : 86754.

1964 Super Technika V.

Bob Salomon
26-Mar-2016, 06:11
Hi Bob,

What looks to be a older Linhof tripod has a serial number plate "Linhof Germany" with a serial number 31540.

It also looks like the camera attachment plate is secured to the tripod via a clamp - would this be similar to the modern day 90mm clamp in size and function?

Any info available would help me track down its history, thanks!
1953 Technika III. There were two different size top plate rings, 90mm for the larger cameras and 77mm for the smaller cameras.

imageB4.com
30-Mar-2016, 07:07
Thanks Bob, much appreciated!

Also now have a Kardan GT 5x7 with serial #A141054 - production year?

For down the road, are replacement bellows (std. and bag) still available?

Thanks again!

Bob Salomon
30-Mar-2016, 08:03
Thanks Bob, much appreciated!

Also now have a Kardan GT 5x7 with serial #A141054 - production year?

For down the road, are replacement bellows (std. and bag) still available?

Thanks again!

Sorry, the GT is too new, I don't have those numbers. All accessories are available new.

bideford
6-Apr-2016, 06:49
Hi Bob,

Super Technika IV with a serial number of (if I read the photo correctly - camera en-route) 83094.

Thanks in advance.

James

bideford
6-Apr-2016, 08:01
Hi Bob,

Super Technika IV with a serial number of (if I read the photo correctly - camera en-route) 83094.

Thanks in advance.

James

Sorry - 6x9 (but I'm sure you would have gathered that!).

James

Bob Salomon
6-Apr-2016, 08:07
Sorry - 6x9 (but I'm sure you would have gathered that!).

James

1948

cme37
12-Apr-2016, 03:11
Hi Bob,

Linhof Master Technika Serial #6491541. Many thanks and I appreciate this service!

cme37

Bob Salomon
12-Apr-2016, 05:55
1990

bideford
14-Apr-2016, 05:47
Hi Bob,

I would again be grateful for your knowledge of Linhof serials!

s/n 48372 Super Technika 6x9

Sold to me as III but has the single lever lock to release the back. Black leather (shows wear, as expected - looks to be original but may not be).

James

Bob Salomon
14-Apr-2016, 05:58
Hi Bob,

I would again be grateful for your knowledge of Linhof serials!

s/n 48372 Super Technika 6x9

Sold to me as III but has the single lever lock to release the back. Black leather (shows wear, as expected - looks to be original but may not be).

James

Part of the 1952/54 original Technika III production.

bideford
14-Apr-2016, 07:56
Part of the 1952/54 original Technika III production.

Many thanks again Bob - it makes even me feel young!

Really looking forward to getting to grips with it.

James

bideford
21-Apr-2016, 15:03
Part of the 1952/54 original Technika III production.

Hi Bob - just a quick question if I may.

Info on other websites and forums suggest the differentiator between the III and IV is the single lever release for the back.

Presume this is not so?

I guess it matters not a jot to me as I have three lenses that appear to match the rangefinder - three Linhof stamped Schneider - Kreunznach lenses (Angulon 1:6.8/65, Xenar 1:3.5/105 and Tele-Xenar 1:5.5/180) - all of which seem to rangefinder focus correctly with the GG. Interestingly only the 105 serial is engraved on the 3 way cam but all three lens serials do match the production date of the camera, but I am interested to know should I look to source additional lenses (the III has a unique lens board apparently).

Again, thanks in advance for any info.

James

Bob Salomon
21-Apr-2016, 16:15
Hi Bob - just a quick question if I may.

Info on other websites and forums suggest the differentiator between the III and IV is the single lever release for the back.

Presume this is not so?

I guess it matters not a jot to me as I have three lenses that appear to match the rangefinder - three Linhof stamped Schneider - Kreunznach lenses (Angulon 1:6.8/65, Xenar 1:3.5/105 and Tele-Xenar 1:5.5/180) - all of which seem to rangefinder focus correctly with the GG. Interestingly only the 105 serial is engraved on the 3 way cam but all three lens serials do match the production date of the camera, but I am interested to know should I look to source additional lenses (the III has a unique lens board apparently).

Again, thanks in advance for any info.

James

The IV, and later models, has front and rear tilt on the front standard, the III did not have front tilt. The IV and later use the same lens boards, the III used a different board. The IV, and later models, have more movement.

bideford
22-Apr-2016, 07:27
The IV, and later models, has front and rear tilt on the front standard, the III did not have front tilt. The IV and later use the same lens boards, the III used a different board. The IV, and later models, have more movement.

Bob - thanks for clarifying.

Regards,

James

Islandor
6-May-2016, 09:23
Hi Bob, I'm new here and just bought a Technika 70, serial number is 1711467... from comparing it to others it seems it may be from 1963, is that correct? Thanks in advance for your kind help.

Bob B.

Bob Salomon
6-May-2016, 10:28
Hi Bob, I'm new here and just bought a Technika 70, serial number is 1711467... from comparing it to others it seems it may be from 1963, is that correct? Thanks in advance for your kind help.

Bob B.

1965

Islandor
6-May-2016, 18:10
1965

Thank you very much for your quick response, much appreciated!

Courtlux
12-May-2016, 13:35
Hallo Bob,

my "new" Linhof - 612 PCII
Number 9791083
Thank you !

Bob Salomon
12-May-2016, 15:07
Hallo Bob,

my "new" Linhof - 612 PCII
Number 9791083
Thank you !
Sorry, I don't have numbers for the 612 but yours is the current model. If yours is set up for the 65 and 135mm you have the older model.

Courtlux
14-May-2016, 00:05
I looked after the serial number in the homepage from Schneider. The lens -and I think the camera than also- is from 1994

mponeill
17-May-2016, 13:30
Hello Bob,

My name is Michael and I am doing some research on some large format cameras we own and was hoping you could me find the date of manufacturing and model name for a few cameras.

Here is the list of cameras I am curious about

Three Linhof Technika 4x5
Serial Number: 81721
B541219
78054

Linhof Technika 5x7
Serial Number: 26583

M.P.P. Micro Technical Camera
Serial Number: 8519

Thank you for your time.

Bob Salomon
17-May-2016, 13:36
Hello Bob,

My name is Michael and I am doing some research on some large format cameras we own and was hoping you could me find the date of manufacturing and model name for a few cameras.

Here is the list of cameras I am curious about

Three Linhof Technika 4x5
Serial Number: 81721 Super Technika V 1964
B541219 Master Technika 1993
78054 Super Technika IV 1963

Linhof Technika 5x7
Serial Number: 26583 Sorry, don't see this number in my files

M.P.P. Micro Technical Camera have no idea as it is not a Linhof
Serial Number: 8519

Thank you for your time.
are you a dealer looking to sell these?

mponeill
17-May-2016, 14:08
are you a dealer looking to sell these?


No, I am not a dealer but yes I am looking to sell these. I work for Erickson Productions (commercial photographer Jim Erickson) based in Petaluma, CA.

Ian Alex Ross
20-May-2016, 07:26
Hello Bob

Could you please date my Technika 5x7? The serial number is 38233.
The camera is equipped with a Heliar 4.5/24 cm No. 3125563 and a matching cam (should it matter).

Many thanks!

Bob Salomon
20-May-2016, 07:28
Hello Bob

Could you please date my Technika 5x7? The serial number is 38233.
The camera is equipped with a Heliar 4.5/24 cm No. 3125563 and a matching cam (should it matter).

Many thanks!

1951 Technika III, the matching cam is critical if you want the rangefinder to track properly.

pierre506
29-May-2016, 02:56
151294dear Bob, what is this Photometer for?
Shutter speed calibration? Densitometer?

通过我的 SCH-I959 上的 Tapatalk发言

Bob Salomon
29-May-2016, 06:03
151294dear Bob, what is this Photometer for?
Shutter speed calibration? Densitometer?

通过我的 SCH-I959 上的 Tapatalk发言

Enlarger timer.

pierre506
29-May-2016, 13:54
Enlarger timer.
Thanks, Bob.

通过我的 SCH-I959 上的 Tapatalk发言

Kiwicamera
22-Jun-2016, 21:51
Hi Bob,
A friend of mine has recently come across a couple of Linhof cameras, some lenses and backs in his Late Grandfathers estate,
The Collection is as follows:
Linhof Standard Press Serial #41843
Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 150mm f4.5 Serial 2895680 with number matching Cam
Schneider-Kreuznach Tele-Xenar 240mm f5.5 Serial #2697036
Linhof Rollex 6x9 back Serial#71015

There is also a kit with:
Linhof Technika Super 23 Serial #43033
SChneider-Kreuznach Angulon 65mm f6.8 Serial #2530404
SChneider-Kreuznach Xenar 105mm f3.5 Serial #2646731
Schneider-Kreuznach Tele-Xenar 180mm f5.5 Serial #2467314
With matched focus cam
There is also a Rodenstock Heligon 90mm f3.2 #Serial #2369251
Linhof Rollex 6x9 back Serial #73776

Any help would be most appreciated
Regards
Hayden

Bob Salomon
23-Jun-2016, 03:39
Hi Bob,
A friend of mine has recently come across a couple of Linhof cameras, some lenses and backs in his Late Grandfathers estate,
The Collection is as follows:
Linhof Standard Press Serial #41843
Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 150mm f4.5 Serial 2895680 with number matching Cam
Schneider-Kreuznach Tele-Xenar 240mm f5.5 Serial #2697036
Linhof Rollex 6x9 back Serial#71015

There is also a kit with:
Linhof Technika Super 23 Serial #43033
SChneider-Kreuznach Angulon 65mm f6.8 Serial #2530404
SChneider-Kreuznach Xenar 105mm f3.5 Serial #2646731
Schneider-Kreuznach Tele-Xenar 180mm f5.5 Serial #2467314
With matched focus cam
There is also a Rodenstock Heligon 90mm f3.2 #Serial #2369251
Linhof Rollex 6x9 back Serial #73776

Any help would be most appreciated
Regards
Hayden

41843 is about 1952
43033 is a Technika III from 1951.
The factory no longer has repair parts or service for either.

Kiwicamera
23-Jun-2016, 14:27
41843 is about 1952
43033 is a Technika III from 1951.
The factory no longer has repair parts or service for either.

Many thanks, this info will help my friend out immensly,

beegee
30-Jun-2016, 20:53
<h2>Linhof Technika
Serial No. 89144</h2>



There is a "B" below the serial number...
What model and when was it manufactured?



Thanks...



Probably you have Technika 23, 6x9, the "B" below the serial # stands for Biogon, technika's delivered with Zeiss set, had a different viewfinder to accommodate the wider view of the 53mm biogon. the others with the Schneider with the Angulon 65mm , did not have the B

Bob Salomon
1-Jul-2016, 04:36
Probably you have Technika 23, 6x9, the "B" below the serial # stands for Biogon, technika's delivered with Zeiss set, had a different viewfinder to accommodate the wider view of the 53mm biogon. the others with the Schneider with the Angulon 65mm , did not have the B

That number is for a 1961 Technika IV 23.

lts
3-Aug-2016, 06:02
Hi,
i have a Technika 4x5, serial: 2151266
Do you know what model and year?

Probably a Technika V?

Thank you!

Bob Salomon
3-Aug-2016, 07:05
Hi,
i have a Technika 4x5, serial: 2151266
Do you know what model and year?

Probably a Technika V?

Thank you!
1970 Super Technika V

Karlpeter
6-Aug-2016, 18:41
Hi! Got two Linhof's. One color s/n 5821 and a Technika III probably type 1, s/n 23355. Year of production?

Bob Salomon
7-Aug-2016, 04:01
Hi! Got two Linhof's. One color s/n 5821 1960
and a Technika III probably type 1, s/n 23355. Year of production?

I can find no record of a Linhof having a serial number of 23355, where did you find the number and what size and kind of camera is it?

Karlpeter
7-Aug-2016, 12:29
[QUOTE=Bob Salomon;1344224]I can find no record of a Linhof having a serial number of 23355, where did you find the number and what size and kind of camera is it?[/QUOTE

Both are 4x5. It's one Linhof color and one Technika III

Bob Salomon
7-Aug-2016, 13:20
[QUOTE=Bob Salomon;1344224]I can find no record of a Linhof having a serial number of 23355, where did you find the number and what size and kind of camera is it?[/QUOTE

Both are 4x5. It's one Linhof color and one Technika III

Sorry, I can't find any Technicha III with that number, or any number remotely close to it. Are you sure it isn't the Medcin? If it is a III DRP should be engraved on the camera. If it is a Medcin then RDP will be on the camera.

Karlpeter
7-Aug-2016, 13:59
[QUOTE=Bob Salomon;1344310][QUOTE=Karlpeter;1344299]

Sorry, I can't find any Technicha III with that number, or any number remotely close to it. Are you sure it isn't the Medcin? If it is a III DRP should be engraved on the camera. If it is a Medcin then RDP will be on the camera.[/QUOT

How about the Linhof color serial# 5821?

Bob Salomon
7-Aug-2016, 14:25
[QUOTE=Bob Salomon;1344310][QUOTE=Karlpeter;1344299]

Sorry, I can't find any Technicha III with that number, or any number remotely close to it. Are you sure it isn't the Medcin? If it is a III DRP should be engraved on the camera. If it is a Medcin then RDP will be on the camera.[/QUOT

How about the Linhof color serial# 5821?

About 1960

Karlpeter
7-Aug-2016, 14:56
The letters on the top: DRP DRGM. The camera looks exactly like another one in this thread with knobs on the upper side with an angular RF and serial# close to each other (227xx something and mine 23355). What more is the lens (a 4.5/150 Xenar) is from 1948/49 due to it's serial#. The Cam has the lens# on it's upper side but lack the cameras serial# on the lower side. So I can't say that this and the lens were sold with the camera when new. According to the shutter wich is a dial compur, the serial# says construction 1928!!

I Googled around for DRP DRGM. It was used until 1949 and in some cases as late as 1952.

Bob, does DRP mean for shure that my camera is a Technika III?
I don't know what a "Medizin" looks like...

My last question is: The serial# present at cameraquest on Linhof III type 1, 22xxx-23xxx, where do they got them from?

Bob Salomon
7-Aug-2016, 15:07
The letters on the top: DRP DRGM. The camera looks exactly like another one in this thread with knobs on the upper side with an angular RF and serial# close to each other (227xx something and mine 23355). What more is the lens (a 4.5/150 Xenar) is from 1948/49 due to it's serial#. The Cam has the lens# on it's upper side but lack the Galeras serial# on the lower side. So I can't say that this and the lens were sold with the camera when new. According to the shutter wich is a dial compur, the serial# says construction 1928!!

I Googled around for DRP DRGM. It was used until 1949 and in some cases as late as 1952.

Bob, does DRP mean for shure that my camera is a Technika III?
I don't know what a "Medizin" looks like...

My last question is: The serial# present at cameraquest on Linhof III type 1, 22xxx-23xxx, where do they got them from?

DRP is post WW II, RDP is not.

The last models of the Medcin looked like a III. Many Medcin cameras had a very durable white finish so it could be cleaned for use in operating rooms.

I have no contact with camera quest and have no idea where they got their info, other then a lot of it is incorrect, it is not current and they misspelled my name.

CameraRabbit
20-Aug-2016, 15:03
@Bob Salomon

Can you identify this one for me? 6961074 Also, is it possible to say what model it is? Someone lent it to me and the bellows needs to be replaced so looking for the model number to get the proper replacement on eBay. Thank you!

Bob Salomon
20-Aug-2016, 15:22
@Bob Salomon

Can you identify this one for me? 6961074 Also, is it possible to say what model it is? Someone lent it to me and the bellows needs to be replaced so looking for the model number to get the proper replacement on eBay. Thank you!

You sure the third number is a 6. In any case, if it is a Technika it needs the current Master Technika bellows, no other 45 Technika is available from the factory. But it will fit all 45 Technikas from the IV on.

CameraRabbit
21-Aug-2016, 07:15
You sure the third number is a 6. In any case, if it is a Technika it needs the current Master Technika bellows, no other 45 Technika is available from the factory. But it will fit all 45 Technikas from the IV on.

Thanks, Bob! Here are two pics of it. Do you think this bellows would work ok? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Professional-Made-Bellows-For-Linhof-Kardan-Color-E-TL-Bi-E45-GT-GTL-4x5-Camera-/281090592185?hash=item41724e0db9:g:ePkAAOSw1S9WgU75 Also, easy enough to install myself? Thanks so much for your help!154097154098

Bob Salomon
21-Aug-2016, 07:21
Thanks, Bob! Here are two pics of it. Do you think this bellows would work ok? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Professional-Made-Bellows-For-Linhof-Kardan-Color-E-TL-Bi-E45-GT-GTL-4x5-Camera-/281090592185?hash=item41724e0db9:g:ePkAAOSw1S9WgU75 Also, easy enough to install myself? Thanks so much for your help!154097154098

No, that is a Kardan Standard and it had a unique and special bellows that worked with any lens from 65mm up, with full movements with no need for a wide angle bellows. Nor was it interchangeable so no accessory bellows were made for it. Marflex made have had a spare one but, if they did, I sold it to Rim ar Nippon Photo in NYC and that is probably the best place to start looking. Otherwise Bob Watkins could have one at Zprecision in Niles, IL.

CameraRabbit
21-Aug-2016, 07:25
If it has a lot of leaks do you think it would be better/cheaper to just look into getting a new one or having it repaired?

Bob Salomon
21-Aug-2016, 08:09
If it has a lot of leaks do you think it would be better/cheaper to just look into getting a new one or having it repaired?

It's an excellent and extremely versatile camera. You would never buy as versatile and well made camera for less then having it repaired would cost.

Lundsgaard
1-Sep-2016, 01:17
hi bob
i am offered a technika serial no 314368. it is offered as a master with biogon 4,5 75 mm.
is it master or IV , V, or master, from ? year.
yours klaus
thank you

Bob Salomon
1-Sep-2016, 05:33
hi bob
i am offered a technika serial no 314368. it is offered as a master with biogon 4,5 75 mm.
is it master or IV , V, or master, from ? year.
yours klaus
thank you

Double check the number and include the size of the camera and a picture.

Lundsgaard
2-Sep-2016, 03:10
Double check the number and include the size of the camera and a picture.
BOB
first number appears to be a casting number in chassis.
they found a reciept with number 6415431.
master technika 4x5
hope this is right number, camera is not in my vicinity.
i have a photo, beeing totally analog, i find no way to attatch it for you.
klaus

Bob Salomon
2-Sep-2016, 04:49
BOB
first number appears to be a casting number in chassis.
they found a reciept with number 6415431.
master technika 4x5
hope this is right number, camera is not in my vicinity.
i have a photo, beeing totally analog, i find no way to attatch it for you.
klaus

1972 Master Technika

Xipho
15-Oct-2016, 04:28
Hi Bob,

I have a Super Technika here in Germany which is for sale.

Ser 2181850

with brown leatherette, should have been bought 1972 new??
Any hints if it a V oder Master?

thanks in advance

Harald

Bob Salomon
15-Oct-2016, 04:43
Hi Bob,

I have a Super Technika here in Germany which is for sale.

Ser 2181850

with brown leatherette, should have been bought 1972 new??
Any hints if it a V oder Master?

thanks in advance

Harald

1977 Super Technika V, covering should be light gray. If it is tan then it was probably recovered.

Xipho
17-Oct-2016, 04:31
Hi Bob,

thanks for your information. You are right, it is (seen the photos) indeed light grey, I am not so firm with the english words for the "fiftiy shades of grey"...

1977 is quite new, thought the V era ended in 72, or were there so many years V and Master both in production?

You think such a late V model would be worth for some hundred miles extra driving for checking it and maybe buying it as "ultimate" user technika (comes in full set from the son of the only owner...

Bob Salomon
17-Oct-2016, 06:13
Hi Bob,

thanks for your information. You are right, it is (seen the photos) indeed light grey, I am not so firm with the english words for the "fiftiy shades of grey"...

1977 is quite new, thought the V era ended in 72, or were there so many years V and Master both in production?

You think such a late V model would be worth for some hundred miles extra driving for checking it and maybe buying it as "ultimate" user technika (comes in full set from the son of the only owner...
It probably should have a proper CLA and it should be perfectly good. The major difference between it and a
Master Technika Classic is the lift up flap on the top of the MT.

Michael Kline
17-Oct-2016, 15:24
Hi,

A friend gave me some of his dad's old cameras. One is a Linhof monorail 4x5, s/n is 2661315. I'd appreciate if you can tell me the model and year produced.

Thanks,
Michael

Bob Salomon
17-Oct-2016, 16:05
Hi,

A friend gave me some of his dad's old cameras. One is a Linhof monorail 4x5, s/n is 2661315. I'd appreciate if you can tell me the model and year produced.

Thanks,
Michael

Its a 1970 Kardan Color 45

Brett Rogers
17-Oct-2016, 19:59
Dear Bob,
This is my first post at this forum, which I joined after I was offered the chance to acquire a complete Linhof 4" x 5" kit earlier this year from the son of the original owner. I have since purchased it. Its specification aligns with the final type of Super Technika III. If it's not too much trouble, I'd be most obliged if you could pass on whatever details pertaining to it that you may have available please. The body serial number is: 59450.
Thank you for your time on this, it is appreciated.
Best Regards,
Brett

Xipho
18-Oct-2016, 00:08
Yes, I had a long "meet and greet" with a MT Classic and the nice Linhof people at Photokina this year...
What they said that the older Linhofs have a better Chromium because today because of environmental laws it connot be made in this perfection.
Still thinking, if this camera is worth a 500 km drive for checking...

Were there some reliability gear issues in eary V in the front stand shift mechanism that were fixed in the later V?

Bob Salomon
18-Oct-2016, 06:17
dear bob,
this is my first post at this forum, which i joined after i was offered the chance to acquire a complete linhof 4" x 5" kit earlier this year from the son of the original owner. I have since purchased it. Its specification aligns with the final type of super technika iii. If it's not too much trouble, i'd be most obliged if you could pass on whatever details pertaining to it that you may have available please. The body serial number is: 59450.
Thank you for your time on this, it is appreciated.
Best regards,
brett
1956 iii.

Bob Salomon
18-Oct-2016, 06:27
Yes, I had a long "meet and greet" with a MT Classic and the nice Linhof people at Photokina this year...
What they said that the older Linhofs have a better Chromium because today because of environmental laws it connot be made in this perfection.
Still thinking, if this camera is worth a 500 km drive for checking...

Were there some reliability gear issues in eary V in the front stand shift mechanism that were fixed in the later V?

The chrome issue is the same for all cameras, cars, trucks, busses, etc. made in Germany after certain environmental laws were passed. It isn't an issue when using the camera.

There really wasn't any issue with the gears, some people had trouble with them stripping, very few actually, and any that did were replaced with the latest version of the gear. If they had a problem with the lever that pulled out to change direction then that was also changed, if the camera was in warranty. We have seen many model V cameras, all from the 70 s and this was rarely a problem, except for the few people who made it into a problem. Today all Linhof monorail cameras from the light weight re to the extremely heavy GTL use a combination of brass on aluminum for their focusing without stripping problems. Also without lubrication problems as brass on the plastic used is self lubricating. There were no shift issues on any modern Technika. Just release the lever and slide and relook the lever.

Brett Rogers
18-Oct-2016, 06:43
1956 iii.
Thank you Bob, much appreciated!

Michael Kline
18-Oct-2016, 08:51
Its a 1970 Kardan Color 45

Thanks, Bob!
Michael

ratsumi
19-Oct-2016, 15:32
Dear Mr. Bob Salomon,
would it be possible to identify the model and year of a recently acquired Linhof Technika with the following serial number: 2751053.

Thank you for your time on this, it is appreciated.

Best regards,
Roberto.

Bob Salomon
19-Oct-2016, 16:22
Dear Mr. Bob Salomon,
would it be possible to identify the model and year of a recently acquired Linhof Technika with the following serial number: 2751053.

Thank you for your time on this, it is appreciated.

Best regards,
Roberto.

If that is the correct serial number it is a 23 Linhof Studio Camera from 1970. Not a Technika.

ratsumi
20-Oct-2016, 20:38
If that is the correct serial number it is a 23 Linhof Studio Camera from 1970. Not a Technika.

Apologies, the serial number is correct but it seems to be a Linhof Technika 6x9. Please see attached pictures.

Thank you,
R.

156463156464

Xipho
21-Oct-2016, 03:12
1977 Super Technika V, covering should be light gray. If it is tan then it was probably recovered.


1977 for sure as all lenses in the set are1971/72 Schneiders and the late owner also stated 1972 to is son?
The set looks not put togehter from various sources. Another hint might be a "zebra"-Design Viewfinder, was it also on sale in the early 70s in this zebra desgin?

Bob Salomon
21-Oct-2016, 04:29
1977 for sure as all lenses in the set are1971/72 Schneiders and the late owner also stated 1972 to is son?
The set looks not put togehter from various sources. Another hint might be a "zebra"-Design Viewfinder, was it also on sale in the early 70s in this zebra desgin?

Don't know what you mean by a "zebra" design. A picture would help.

Bob Salomon
21-Oct-2016, 04:30
Apologies, the serial number is correct but it seems to be a Linhof Technika 6x9. Please see attached pictures.

Thank you,
R.
That number is listed as a Studio Camera. As it does not have the rangefinder.
156463156464

Xipho
21-Oct-2016, 08:32
Don't know what you mean by a "zebra" design. A picture would help.

In germany you call the 1970s Zeiss Jena FF lenses "zebra" the grip for turning are silver field/black/silver field..

see one here:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Linhof-Universalsucher-9x12-4x5-fur-75-360mm-in-Schwarz-/400986219695?hash=item5d5ca424af:g:KGIAAOSwgQ9V34GX

in one hour I will meet the camera for checkup... The owner got it from his late father and cant handle or check a technika himself.

ratsumi
21-Oct-2016, 08:36
Thank you, so model would be Linhof Studio 6x9? Would it be possible to determine the year?

Best regards,
R.

Bob Salomon
21-Oct-2016, 08:51
Thank you, so model would be Linhof Studio 6x9? Would it be possible to determine the year?

Best regards,
R.

1970

Bob Salomon
21-Oct-2016, 08:53
That's the same as the latest model except for the finish which is now all black.

Xipho
21-Oct-2016, 14:08
Thanks!

Camera has a Linhof Passport, bought in 12/72..

wiliam
22-Oct-2016, 12:00
Hi Bob,

Serial number is 2191144. What might be a model?

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
22-Oct-2016, 12:11
Hi Bob,

Serial number is 2191144. What might be a model?

Thanks!

1974 or 75 Super Technika V

wiliam
22-Oct-2016, 12:24
Thanks Bob!

ratsumi
9-Nov-2016, 10:58
Hi Mr. Solomon,

could you help me identify year and model of the Linhof Technica 6x9 that goes by the serial number 80235?

Thanks & regards,
R.

Bob Salomon
9-Nov-2016, 11:11
Hi Mr. Solomon,

could you help me identify year and model of the Linhof Technica 6x9 that goes by the serial number 80235?

Thanks & regards,
R.

1956 Technika III

ratsumi
9-Nov-2016, 19:50
1956 Technika III

Thank you... You rock!

cme37
1-Dec-2016, 02:08
Hi Bob,

serial is 2541070, it is a Technika V, 13x18 / 5x7 without range finder. D you know what year it was made?

Thank you very much!

Milonian
1-Dec-2016, 05:09
Hi Bob,
Hope you can help with year for a Technika 6x9 serial 84721.
Thanks in advance!

Bob Salomon
1-Dec-2016, 06:28
Hi Bob,

serial is 2541070, it is a Technika V, 13x18 / 5x7 without range finder. D you know what year it was made?

Thank you very much!

1970

Bob Salomon
1-Dec-2016, 06:29
Hi Bob,
Hope you can help with year for a Technika 6x9 serial 84721.
Thanks in advance!

About 1950

Susie Frith
2-Dec-2016, 05:24
Dear Bob,

I recently bought a 13x18 Technika which has been fitted with a Gandolfi black-and-chrome 1/2 plate back, rather than the standard Linhof ground-glass and folding hood. I know the Technika 11's were available with a Kodak back as an alternative (as shewn in the leaflet on the Camera eccentric site http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/linhof_1.html) so I wonder if here in the UK the factory had a silmilar arrangement with Gandolfi?

The serial number is 13251. There is no swing on the front, but it does have the usual rising, cross and back-tilt movements. There is the patent swing back. Would this make it a Technika 1 from between 1934 and 1936 then?

Any infomation you have would be most welcome.

Best wishes,

Susie

Bob Salomon
2-Dec-2016, 05:48
Dear Bob,

I recently bought a 13x18 Technika which has been fitted with a Gandolfi black-and-chrome 1/2 plate back, rather than the standard Linhof ground-glass and folding hood. I know the Technika 11's were available with a Kodak back as an alternative (as shewn in the leaflet on the Camera eccentric site http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/linhof_1.html) so I wonder if here in the UK the factory had a silmilar arrangement with Gandolfi?

The serial number is 13251. There is no swing on the front, but it does have the usual rising, cross and back-tilt movements. There is the patent swing back. Would this make it a Technika 1 from between 1934 and 1936 then?

Any infomation you have would be most welcome.

Best wishes,

Susie
Not a, if it was made before or during the war there are no serial number lists. It sounds like it was.

Milonian
3-Dec-2016, 10:08
About 1950

Hi again Bob and thanks for your reply. I'm a bit confused as the camera was sold to me as a Technika IV and the #84721 serial number is from the hot shoe. I had been looking at Cameraquest and they say the Technika III (version V) ceased production in 1955 and the final serial number was #62235. They go on to say that the Technika IV started with #62501 and I assumed that mine would be a later model. I'm surprised that it comes out as 1950.
More confusion arises because they say that from #70500 onwards the top of the RF housing is flush with the top of the body but mine is not. It sits above the top of the body.
Any further assistance greatly appreciated.

Bob Salomon
3-Dec-2016, 11:40
Hi again Bob and thanks for your reply. I'm a bit confused as the camera was sold to me as a Technika IV and the #84721 serial number is from the hot shoe. I had been looking at Cameraquest and they say the Technika III (version V) ceased production in 1955 and the final serial number was #62235. They go on to say that the Technika IV started with #62501 and I assumed that mine would be a later model. I'm surprised that it comes out as 1950.
More confusion arises because they say that from #70500 onwards the top of the RF housing is flush with the top of the body but mine is not. It sits above the top of the body.
Any further assistance greatly appreciated.

I never look at Cameraquest so I can't care what errors they have on their site.

Serial numbers 81000 to 90595 were for a 69 IV, without rangefinder, made from 9/46 to 10/62.

Ricardo Maydana
23-Dec-2016, 06:51
Hola a qué año corresponde linhof technika # 2123260. Gracias


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Bob Salomon
23-Dec-2016, 07:09
Super Technika from late 1968

Ricardo Maydana
23-Dec-2016, 18:18
Thk - muchas gracias


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jbpcamarat
8-Jan-2017, 10:31
Hi Bob,
I am interested in a Linhof Technika with serial number 79261, with brown coverings. According to seller it is a model IV. Is this true?
Thanks!

Bob Salomon
8-Jan-2017, 11:00
Hi Bob,
I am interested in a Linhof Technika with serial number 79261, with brown coverings. According to seller it is a model IV. Is this true?
Thanks!

Super Technika V from 1964. Should have light gray covering and a lever for front rise. The IV would have had a knob for front rise.

filok
8-Jan-2017, 11:26
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jbpcamarat
8-Jan-2017, 11:52
Super Technika V from 1964. Should have light gray covering and a lever for front rise. The IV would have had a knob for front rise.

Thanks!!!

pierregiraud
9-Jan-2017, 02:01
HI i have a tecnika number 40966 please what are year and model Thanks Bob

Bob Salomon
9-Jan-2017, 07:33
HI i have a tecnika number 40966 please what are year and model Thanks Bob

1952 Standard Press 45. Made for the US market only.

pierregiraud
10-Jan-2017, 00:20
Merci beaucoup Bob, cet appareil appartenait à un reporter de l'Associated Press qui l'a vendu à mon père en 1968 quand il a pris sa retraite.
Many thanks BOB, this device belonged to a press reporter of the Associated Press in paris. He solded it for money to my father (agent for AP in Paris) when he retired.
It is very plaisant for me to understand the story.

JMO
10-Jan-2017, 11:30
Mr. Solomon, A couple of years ago in this thread you gave me the production date of my MT Classic; but now I have also purchased a Technikarden 45S with Serial No. C251440. I have the Linhof factory's warranty card with signatures, but (surprisingly) there appears to be no date anywhere on it. Can you tell me the "born on date" for my TK 45S? Thanks again...

Bob Salomon
10-Jan-2017, 12:33
Mr. Solomon, A couple of years ago in this thread you gave me the production date of my MT Classic; but now I have also purchased a Technikarden 45S with Serial No. C251440. I have the Linhof factory's warranty card with signatures, but (surprisingly) there appears to be no date anywhere on it. Can you tell me the "born on date" for my TK 45S? Thanks again...

Sorry, no, it is too recent.

graymaster2
14-Jan-2017, 17:47
Hey Bob,

I have a 37084 that my late grandfather gave to me. Curious to know the vintage of it.

Much thanks

Bob Salomon
15-Jan-2017, 03:41
Hey Bob,

I have a 37084 that my late grandfather gave to me. Curious to know the vintage of it.

Much thanks

Late 1954 Technika III

graymaster2
15-Jan-2017, 11:49
Late 1954 Technika III

Thanks Bob, appreciate it. Now gotta use this forum and learn how to use it :)

CWidick
16-Jan-2017, 20:47
Hi Bob. I am a new member. I was gifted what I suspect is a 1936ish Linhof Technica. Serial number is 16383.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob Salomon
17-Jan-2017, 05:52
Hi Bob. I am a new member. I was gifted what I suspect is a 1936ish Linhof Technica. Serial number is 16383.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry, there are no records prior to the end of the war.

Starline
17-Jan-2017, 13:40
Hi Bob,
I have a technika (don't know if IV or V) owned by my grandpa.
Serial n 2152628 (on the finder shoe)
Thanks in advance,
Alessandro

Bob Salomon
17-Jan-2017, 13:51
hi bob,
i have a technika (don't know if iv or v) owned by my grandpa.
Serial n 2152628 (on the finder shoe)
thanks in advance,
alessandro
1970 v

Starline
17-Jan-2017, 13:55
1970 v
Thank you! It's with rangefinder so Super technika V?

Bob Salomon
17-Jan-2017, 13:59
Thank you! It's with rangefinder so Super technika V?

Yes

jbpcamarat
25-Jan-2017, 08:59
Hi Bob, does the serial number 4741172 correspond to a 4x5'' Technika IV?

Bob Salomon
25-Jan-2017, 09:28
Hi Bob, does the serial number 4741172 correspond to a 4x5'' Technika IV?

No, it would be a 74 V.

jbpcamarat
26-Jan-2017, 03:10
No, it would be a 74 V.

Thanks again!

andre1960
26-Jan-2017, 05:52
Hi Bob

Hello from the netherlands.
My linhof technika with rangefinder has serial number 80371.
It belonged to the policeforce long time and is in great condition with 4 lenses and lots of original linhof accessoires (of course they bought it with gouvernement tax money [emoji41])

What would be the built year?

Thanks
Best Regards
André




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Bob Salomon
26-Jan-2017, 06:09
hi bob

hello from the netherlands.
My linhof technika with rangefinder has serial number 80371.
It belonged to the policeforce long time and is in great condition with 4 lenses and lots of original linhof accessoires (of course they bought it with gouvernement tax money [emoji41])

what would be the built year?

Thanks
best regards
andré




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1964 v

andre1960
26-Jan-2017, 15:15
1964 v

Many Thanks

Best regards
André



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Gretas
5-Feb-2017, 12:14
Hello,
I have a Linhof Technorama 617 with SN 7411175 and lens Super Angulon 90/5.6 SN 11549580 are these from same year? I have problems with mounting the lens to the camera body as the connection is not tight.

cheers
Ivan

Bob Salomon
5-Feb-2017, 12:22
Hello,
I have a Linhof Technorama 617 with SN 7411175 and lens Super Angulon 90/5.6 SN 11549580 are these from same year? I have problems with mounting the lens to the camera body as the connection is not tight.

cheers
Ivan

I don't understand what you are doing. The original Technorama had a fixed 90mm 5.6 Super Angulon and the camera has three accessory shoes on the top of the camera.
The Technorama 617S III is the model that accepts interchangeable lenses from 72 to 250mm mounted at the factory on special lensboards.
According to the serial number above you have a 1977 original Technorama with a fixed mount lens. If it is loose then it needs to go in for service.

Gretas
5-Feb-2017, 12:42
Problem is that camera was without original lens first so the lens was bought afterwards. And mounting is not tight now. So you propose to go to service with it?

Bob Salomon
5-Feb-2017, 13:07
Problem is that camera was without original lens first so the lens was bought afterwards. And mounting is not tight now. So you propose to go to service with it?

You have absolutely no choice. You bought a camera that does not accept interchangeable lenses. It was also designed for the much older Super Angulon then the later versions.

Gretas
5-Feb-2017, 14:45
Oh, ok. So the lens I have Angulon 90/5.6 SN 11549580 is not even compatible with the camera I have? I will try to find a service for the camera then.