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Jay Wolfe
9-Sep-2019, 19:15
Bob,

Serial number B541138? Thanks.

Bob Salomon
9-Sep-2019, 19:33
Bob,

Serial number B541138? Thanks.

1993

Embdude
11-Sep-2019, 15:12
Technika 70 sn# 1731353? Thanks Bob!

Bob Salomon
11-Sep-2019, 16:52
Technika 70 sn# 1731353? Thanks Bob!

Late 67 to early 68

DerekW
18-Sep-2019, 02:23
Hi Bob, B511517 please and thank you.

Bob Salomon
18-Sep-2019, 05:54
Hi Bob, B511517 please and thank you.

1990

Embdude
24-Sep-2019, 19:45
Hi Bob!

Press 70 1841062... Single handle w/crank... additionally I have seen a 2 handle version without a crank, like a cross between the press70 and aero press, is this the final version of the press70 or a different model?

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
24-Sep-2019, 20:05
Hi Bob!

Press 70 1841062... Single handle w/crank... additionally I have seen a 2 handle version without a crank, like a cross between the press70 and aero press, is this the final version of the press70 or a different model?

Thanks!

Mid 67

Technika 70 from 1969 to end 79.

Press 70mm from Nov 63 to Jan 79.

Electric 70m from Sept 65 to Jan 72

Take you pick.

Embdude
24-Sep-2019, 21:14
Mid 67

Technika 70 from 1969 to end 79.

Press 70mm from Nov 63 to Jan 79.

Electric 70m from Sept 65 to Jan 72

Take you pick.

Thanks Bob! .... any idea what kind of camera strap will work with the pegs on the 70???

Bob Salomon
24-Sep-2019, 21:44
Thanks Bob! .... any idea what kind of camera strap will work with the pegs on the 70???

Best ask Bob Watkins if he as a Linhof strap.

DerekW
24-Sep-2019, 23:44
Hi Bob, could you please check serial C542075
Much appreciated.

Bob Salomon
25-Sep-2019, 06:00
Hi Bob, could you please check serial C542075
Much appreciated.

After,1994

Tin Can
25-Sep-2019, 06:19
Bob Salomon provides a great service with dating Linhof.

Amazing how quick he replies. Well done Bob!

I wish his petitioners would also post a pic of their camera so we could observe variance.

MakeitWrite
14-Oct-2019, 10:47
Bob, wondering if you could date this for me. Its a Super Technika 23 serial number 80759. Appreciate you doing this for everyone. All the best, Bob
196532

Bob Salomon
14-Oct-2019, 14:33
Bob, wondering if you could date this for me. Its a Super Technika 23 serial number 80759. Appreciate you doing this for everyone. All the best, Bob
196532

Fall 1956

Bill Fowle
19-Oct-2019, 14:53
Thanks for doing this Bob. Much Appreciated. After going through about 40 pages of this tread I can't find a serial that is close to mine. Next time you are looking at your lists would you mind dating mine? I believe it is a V (not 100% sure) with a serial number 73242.

Bob Salomon
19-Oct-2019, 15:44
Thanks for doing this Bob. Much Appreciated. After going through about 40 pages of this tread I can't find a serial that is close to mine. Next time you are looking at your lists would you mind dating mine? I believe it is a V (not 100% sure) with a serial number 73242.

That is a IV from around 1960. If a V it would have a lever rise on the front standard. Yours has a knob rise on the back side of the front standard. The IV had tan covering, the V grey covering.

Bill Fowle
19-Oct-2019, 16:04
Thanks Bob

bentgreene
24-Oct-2019, 09:35
Hi Bob-

Thank you so much for doing this! Might you be able to confirm what year my camera dates to? I believe it's later 70's or early 80's, but I'm not sure.

It's a master technika S/N: 551897

Cheers!

Bob Salomon
24-Oct-2019, 09:45
Hi Bob-

Thank you so much for doing this! Might you be able to confirm what year my camera dates to? I believe it's later 70's or early 80's, but I'm not sure.

It's a master technika S/N: 551897

Cheers!

Isnít there a letter before the numbers? If so it would be after 1993.

bentgreene
24-Oct-2019, 12:59
Isnít there a letter before the numbers? If so it would be after 1993.

No- just the numbers. The absence of a letter means that it dates from bewteen '72 and '93 - correct?

Bob Salomon
24-Oct-2019, 15:16
No- just the numbers. The absence of a letter means that it dates from bewteen '72 and '93 - correct?

No, there is no range for a 6 digit MT. They are 6 digit with a letter before the number or 7 digit. Did you leave a digit out? Or, and older model could be 4 or 5 digit.

Where did you find the number? On the accessory shoe?

gatyra
25-Oct-2019, 17:23
The serial number is B531279. I had seen Bob's name in several of the discussions but felt that he might be over burdened with this sort of thing. xender (https://xender.vip/) discord (https://discord.software/) omegle (https://omegle.onl/) I appreciate whatever info. Bob or anyone might have on the camera. Many thanks.

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

Bob Salomon
25-Oct-2019, 17:44
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

1992.

No one hear gives valuations. That is up to you to research.

If you need the instruction manual you can download it from Linhof.com

gap@mystephens.net
29-Oct-2019, 13:26
I have a Linhof with serial #B531107. What year is it? I'm pretty sure it is a Master Technika?

Greg

Bob Salomon
29-Oct-2019, 13:49
I have a Linhof with serial #B531107. What year is it? I'm pretty sure it is a Master Technika?

Greg
1992 Master Technika

belalan
8-Nov-2019, 12:11
Hi Bob

You are one busy man. I have just entered the realm of LF photography with a Linhof, S/N 55487. Could you tell me the year it was made and any other information you might have on it

Thanks
Alan

Bob Salomon
8-Nov-2019, 13:05
Hi Bob

You are one busy man. I have just entered the realm of LF photography with a Linhof, S/N 55487. Could you tell me the year it was made and any other information you might have on it

Thanks
Alan

1956 Technika lll.

belalan
15-Nov-2019, 11:52
Hi Bob

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

Thanks
Alan

Bob Salomon
15-Nov-2019, 11:55
Hi Bob

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

Thanks
Alan

Contact Precision Camera in IL or Laflex in CA. They will know exactly what you need and install the correct bellows correctly. I was never a service technician.

Greg Jackson
15-Nov-2019, 17:32
I have a tan Technika 2151756 and wondering when it was made Thanks !

Bob Salomon
15-Nov-2019, 17:36
I have a tan Technika 2151756 and wondering when it was made Thanks !

1969 itís a IV

JohnWM
9-Dec-2019, 20:21
1969 it’s a IV

Hello Bob

I have two Technikas.

Technika III serial 62130
Somewhere I read the Tek III was changed several times during the production years. I believe this is one of the latest model Tek III cameras.

Technika IV or V serial 2151841

Any information you can give on these two cameras would be sincerely appreciated.

Thanks

John

Bob Salomon
10-Dec-2019, 00:30
Hello Bob

I have two Technikas.

Technika III serial 62130
Somewhere I read the Tek III was changed several times during the production years. I believe this is one of the latest model Tek III cameras.

Technika IV or V serial 2151841

Any information you can give on these two cameras would be sincerely appreciated.

Thanks

John

62130 is the last run of the lll in 1957.

The other is an early 1970 V

JohnWM
10-Dec-2019, 21:16
62130 is the last run of the lll in 1957.

The other is an early 1970 V

JohnWM
10-Dec-2019, 21:17
Thank you so much Bob. I appreciate it.

lucafree
18-Dec-2019, 06:02
Hello Bob,
my Linhof is 6476094, could you tell me the year and the exact model?
Thanks in advance,
Luca

Bob Salomon
18-Dec-2019, 06:48
Hello Bob,
my Linhof is 6476094, could you tell me the year and the exact model?
Thanks in advance,
Luca

1958 Super Technika IV.

lucafree
18-Dec-2019, 07:32
Thank you, Bob. I am very surprised!
It is black inside with black leather and, above all, the front part of the top can swing to better use wideangles.

Bob Salomon
18-Dec-2019, 08:18
Thank you, Bob. I am very surprised!
It is black inside with black leather and, above all, the front part of the top can swing to better use wideangles.

Sorry, did it too early!

It is a 78-79 Master Technika!

lucafree
18-Dec-2019, 10:05
Sorry, did it too early!

It is a 78-79 Master Technika!

Ok good! Thanks a lot!!

MatchingMole
21-Dec-2019, 07:59
Hello Bob,
for a technorama 612 nį9771096
thanks!

Bob Salomon
21-Dec-2019, 08:02
Hello Bob,
for a technorama 612 nį9771096
thanks!

Sorry, I donít have number records for cameras that new. Enjoy it!

MatchingMole
21-Dec-2019, 08:35
thanks Bob

roadhouse
6-Jan-2020, 15:12
Hello,
so Iím starting in the new decade:

39618; 5x7 Super Technika III

Thanks in advance,
Andreas

Bob Salomon
6-Jan-2020, 15:33
Hello,
so Iím starting in the new decade:

39618; 5x7 Super Technika III

Thanks in advance,
Andreas

1956

Mister_Noe
14-Jan-2020, 13:08
Hi there, I am new to the forum. Hope any of you can help with this: I have a Linhof Technika, I think it is a V, with brownish leather, and was wondering what year it was made. The serial number is: 2152752. Hope someone can help me. Thank you in advance.

Bob Salomon
14-Jan-2020, 13:44
Hi there, I am new to the forum. Hope any of you can help with this: I have a Linhof Technika, I think it is a V, with brownish leather, and was wondering what year it was made. The serial number is: 2152752. Hope someone can help me. Thank you in advance.

1970 Super Technika V.

Mister_Noe
14-Jan-2020, 14:58
Hi Bob, thank you very much! Now my search for information on this beautiful camera becomes easier. So well crafted machinery. Have a nice day!

trragan
22-Jan-2020, 13:14
What about a Linhof with a serial number 67190?

Bob Salomon
22-Jan-2020, 13:41
What about a Linhof with a serial number 67190?

Super Technika IV, about Ď61.

alphotos
24-Jan-2020, 07:59
I have a Master with serial number 6445490 with E below the serial number. Can you please tell me year of manufacturing and what the E means. Thanks

Bob Salomon
24-Jan-2020, 12:04
I have a Master with serial number 6445490 with E below the serial number. Can you please tell me year of manufacturing and what the E means. Thanks

End of 76. No idea about the letter, unless your camera is one of the black ones with the external normally chrome finish is painted black.

Paulo2
29-Jan-2020, 21:49
I am new to large format and I managed to find a Linhof Technika. The camera appears to have had very little use or no use at all. It has been store extremely well. The camera and the many accessories came in the original Linhof case. The camera itself has serial number 80351. Any information on model, year, etc would be greatly appreciated

Bob Salomon
30-Jan-2020, 08:39
I am new to large format and I managed to find a Linhof Technika. The camera appears to have had very little use or no use at all. It has been store extremely well. The camera and the many accessories came in the original Linhof case. The camera itself has serial number 80351. Any information on model, year, etc would be greatly appreciated

1964 Super Technika V.

Paulo2
30-Jan-2020, 19:31
1964 Super Technika V.

Thanks for that. I can't believe the age. Apart from some of glue separation, the thing looks like it has just come out of a show room. Is the brown Linhof case a common item.

Bob Salomon
30-Jan-2020, 19:52
Thanks for that. I can't believe the age. Apart from some of glue separation, the thing looks like it has just come out of a show room. Is the brown Linhof case a common item.

Light gray was the V, the IV was tan.
You can easily tell the difference. The V has a crank to raise and lower the front standard. The IV had a knob on the back side of the front standard to do the same.

Paulo2
30-Jan-2020, 23:25
Light gray was the V, the IV was tan.
You can easily tell the difference. The V has a crank to raise and lower the front standard. The IV had a knob on the back side of the front standard to do the same.

I am talking about the case that the camera equipment is housed in. It is like a suit case with the Linhof name on it

Bob Salomon
31-Jan-2020, 04:39
I am talking about the case that the camera equipment is housed in. It is like a suit case with the Linhof name on it

Was common, for the last few decades it is aluminum or a backpack from Koenig.

Greg
31-Jan-2020, 05:53
Was common, for the last few decades it is aluminum or a backpack from Koenig.

Bob
Do you know if the KŲnig Universal-Photobag backpack
http://linhof.com/en/koenig-universal-photobag-2/
is available for purchase in the USA? Linhof lists the backpack on their website, but B&H doesn't seem to carry it. B&H does list many Mic Stands, Boom Arms, etc KŲnig products but no cases.
I recently borrowed a Linhof Technika system that was stored in a Alu-Case Master Technika (case). I assume that the case was KŲnig brand. That case, for sure, was not inexpensive, but none of any of my present cases, including a circa 1980s? RIMOWA, could match the quality and workmanship of that case.
thanks

Bob Salomon
31-Jan-2020, 07:36
Bob
Do you know if the KŲnig Universal-Photobag backpack
http://linhof.com/en/koenig-universal-photobag-2/
is available for purchase in the USA? Linhof lists the backpack on their website, but B&H doesn't seem to carry it. B&H does list many Mic Stands, Boom Arms, etc KŲnig products but no cases.
I recently borrowed a Linhof Technika system that was stored in a Alu-Case Master Technika (case). I assume that the case was KŲnig brand. That case, for sure, was not inexpensive, but none of any of my present cases, including a circa 1980s? RIMOWA, could match the quality and workmanship of that case.
thanks

Anything listed on the Linhof site can be ordered by Omega Brandess so B&H can order it for you through them for you.
The aluminum case is not made by Koenig.

David Lindquist
31-Jan-2020, 11:53
I have the aluminum case for the Technika, #022457. I got it from Camera West in Walnut Creek CA in 2010. Yes, it is very nice. It has a small, about 7 x 18 mm, label indicating the maker's name: "ROX" and their website "www.rox.de".

#022457 may now only be available used or as "new old stock"; it's not on Linhof's current (dated April 2018) price list available on their website. Omega-Brandess shows it but says "call for pricing".

David

Bob Salomon
31-Jan-2020, 12:33
I have the aluminum case for the Technika, #022457. I got it from Camera West in Walnut Creek CA in 2010. Yes, it is very nice. It has a small, about 7 x 18 mm, label indicating the maker's name: "ROX" and their website "www.rox.de".

#022457 may now only be available used or as "new old stock"; it's not on Linhof's current (dated April 2018) price list available on their website. Omega-Brandess shows it but says "call for pricing".

David

Rod also made the aluminum Rollei cases and probably for many other European camera companies.

JMO
7-Feb-2020, 08:35
I recently purchased a "white dial" Linhof Master Technika 2000 with serial number C541522 in EXC condition, and wonder how old it might be? Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Bob Salomon
7-Feb-2020, 09:39
I recently purchased a "white dial" Linhof Master Technika 2000 with serial number C541522 in EXC condition, and wonder how old it might be? Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Sorry, itís to new for my lists.

The_crome_studio
13-Feb-2020, 08:15
Hi Bob, new to the forum and LF photography, I just got a Linhof sn 5081091, do you know the year? Paid 800usd, good deal? Thanks!!!

Bob Salomon
13-Feb-2020, 10:04
Hi Bob, new to the forum and LF photography, I just got a Linhof sn 5081091, do you know the year? Paid 800usd, good deal? Thanks!!!

1978 Super Technika V 6x9.

e
14-Feb-2020, 23:33
Hi Bob,
Can you tell me if the this Linhof Technorama 612 PC Super-Angulon 5.6/65mm
serial #9751085 is a type 1 or 11. And if it takes the 58mm lens?
And year of construction.
thanks much!
E

Bob Salomon
15-Feb-2020, 06:36
Hi Bob,
Can you tell me if the this Linhof Technorama 612 PC Super-Angulon 5.6/65mm
serial #9751085 is a type 1 or 11. And if it takes the 58mm lens?
And year of construction.
thanks much!
E

Sorry, donít have those numbers. When you take the lens off, is there a raised screw head on the body showing? If so it is the first version and wonít accept the 58. If the screw is not raised then it will take it.

e
15-Feb-2020, 23:13
Sorry, don’t have those numbers.
Bob,
Thank you for trying to find the serial #
Where exactly is the serial # located..?? as they may have located the lens# instead..
Cheers,
E

Bob Salomon
16-Feb-2020, 03:13
Bob,
Thank you for trying to find the serial #
Where exactly is the serial # located..?? as they may have located the lens# instead..
Cheers,
E
On the accessory shoe.

e
16-Feb-2020, 10:58
Hi Bob..here is a pic of the screw for the Linhof 6x12..
is this the older extended one?
https://i.imgur.com/F5ZOj18.jpg

slonyer
18-Feb-2020, 07:58
Hi Bob
Can you please tell me what Linhof 4x5 camera serial number 6425107 is?
Thanks in advance.

Bob Salomon
18-Feb-2020, 08:49
Hi Bob
Can you please tell me what Linhof 4x5 camera serial number 6425107 is?
Thanks in advance.

1973 Master Technika

wattsie
23-Feb-2020, 00:58
Hi Bob
Can you please confirm the year and make of Linhof 4x5 camera serial number 6441140?
Thanks in advance.

Bob Salomon
23-Feb-2020, 03:19
Hi Bob
Can you please confirm the year and make of Linhof 4x5 camera serial number 6441140?
Thanks in advance.

1975 Master Technika.

Tgoode
27-Feb-2020, 20:17
201173

Hi,

I’ve just acquired a Super Technika 23 s/n 86872

I’m pretty sure it’s a IV version. Can you confirm w/ year of manufacture?

201172

Bob Salomon
27-Feb-2020, 20:31
201173

Hi,

Iíve just acquired a Super Technika 23 s/n 86872 Tech
1948 Technika lV.
Iím pretty sure itís a IV version. Can you confirm w/ year of manufacture?

201172

Tgoode
27-Feb-2020, 20:40
Thanks, Bob!

wjlapier
28-Feb-2020, 10:06
Hello folks. Recently acquired a rough shape Super Tech (IV?) I plan on restoring myself--someone painted the camera black and did a poor job of it. Serial number 86586 with a B under the serial number.

Also, is there a way to know which ground glass back fits and doesn't fit this camera? I'm looking at two and though they look similar I've read about a thicker ring on some.

Bob Salomon
28-Feb-2020, 11:33
Hello folks. Recently acquired a rough shape Super Tech (IV?) I plan on restoring myself--someone painted the camera black and did a poor job of it. Serial number 86586 with a B under the serial number.

Also, is there a way to know which ground glass back fits and doesn't fit this camera? I'm looking at two and though they look similar I've read about a thicker ring on some.

That would be a Super Technika lV 69 from 1950. Any Technika 69 back for a lV or V should fit it properly.

wjlapier
28-Feb-2020, 14:20
Thank you for the serial number info on the camera. Is there anything distinguishable about the IV/V GG backs I should be aware of? Are there other backs to be aware of to avoid and how would I know to avoid those backs?

Thanks again,

Bill

Bob Salomon
28-Feb-2020, 14:35
Thank you for the serial number info on the camera. Is there anything distinguishable about the IV/V GG backs I should be aware of? Are there other backs to be aware of to avoid and how would I know to avoid those backs?

Thanks again,

Bill

No, you donít want one from an older camera.

wjlapier
28-Feb-2020, 21:08
Thank you for your help Mr. Salomon.

Tgoode
29-Feb-2020, 21:01
hello again

I’ve also got a 4X5 (super?) Technika serial number 2121090. Is this a super Technika?201269

Bob Salomon
1-Mar-2020, 03:37
hello again

Iíve also got a 4X5 (super?) Technika serial number 2121090. Is this a super Technika?201269

1966 Super Technika V.

Tgoode
1-Mar-2020, 10:55
1966 Super Technika V.

Neat! Itís as old as I am!

Are dates of manufacture available? If not, can you tell me the range of serial numbers for the year 1966?

It makes me wonder if I have the same birthday as my new camera!

Thanks again for the information, Bob!

Bob Salomon
1-Mar-2020, 11:35
Neat! Itís as old as I am!

Are dates of manufacture available? If not, can you tell me the range of serial numbers for the year 1966?

It makes me wonder if I have the same birthday as my new camera!

Thanks again for the information, Bob!

Not really. The numbers are by year or range of years but not really by month.

e
2-Mar-2020, 21:47
Hi Bob,
The bubble/level part of the viewfinder on my Linhof 6x12 PC ver 1 has dried out..
Is there a replacement part for this available?
Maybe the entire clear plastic part..or just the bubble part..can it be replaced?
Also... can someone re-silver the frame lines in same 6x12 viewfinder..as these have diminished over time.
Thx!
EDL

Bob Salomon
3-Mar-2020, 02:14
Hi Bob,
The bubble/level part of the viewfinder on my Linhof 6x12 PC ver 1 has dried out..
Is there a replacement part for this available?
Maybe the entire clear plastic part..or just the bubble part..can it be replaced?
Also... can someone re-silver the frame lines in same 6x12 viewfinder..as these have diminished over time.
Thx!
EDL

Ask,Bob at Precision in CA.

slonyer
14-Mar-2020, 06:09
1973 Master Technika

Could you also tell me which model serial 33269 is?
Thanks!

Bob Salomon
14-Mar-2020, 06:31
Could you also tell me which model serial 33269 is?
Thanks!

1953Technika lll

NCAmother
15-Mar-2020, 16:44
1953Technika lll

Can you tell me what year my 4x5 Technika was made? Serial 67790. Thanks!

NCAmother
15-Mar-2020, 16:48
Also, on the cameras back, what do the abbreviations D.B.P. and A.P.a. mean?

Bob Salomon
15-Mar-2020, 16:49
Also, on the cameras back, what do the abbreviations D.B.P. and A.P.a. mean?

Patented

NCAmother
15-Mar-2020, 17:21
Patented

Thanks Bob, can you give me a date for 4x5 Technika serial 67790?

Bob Salomon
15-Mar-2020, 18:15
Thanks Bob, can you give me a date for 4x5 Technika serial 67790?

+\- 1959

e
17-Mar-2020, 10:40
Hi Bob,
Will the Schneider 135mm APO-SYMMAR MC for Linhof Technorama 612 fit the 1st version body too?
Thx!
E

Bob Salomon
17-Mar-2020, 10:43
Hi Bob,
Will the Schneider 135mm APO-SYMMAR MC for Linhof Technorama 612 fit the 1st version body too?
Thx!
E

If it is in the 612 board yes. The 58mm wonít fit the 1st version and early 2nd ones. All the other lenses, up to 180 fit both versions.

e
17-Mar-2020, 11:47
Thx Bob!!

mob81
22-Mar-2020, 07:15
Hi Bob,
Can you please let me know the date of the serial below:
6421290

Bob Salomon
22-Mar-2020, 07:18
Hi Bob,
Can you please let me know the date of the serial below:
6421290

1973

mob81
22-Mar-2020, 07:21
Thank you Bob.

devb
28-Mar-2020, 17:09
Could I please get the date for Master Tech # 6455127?

Bob Salomon
28-Mar-2020, 18:04
Could I please get the date for Master Tech # 6455127?

1985

devb
28-Mar-2020, 18:22
Thank you!

Cal
8-Apr-2020, 00:49
Hi Bob,
Please let me know the date of the Technika serial below:

45130

I have just inherited this from my pops and I'm hoping to take it world-cycle touring!

Thanks,
Cal

Bob Salomon
8-Apr-2020, 06:22
Hi Bob,
Please let me know the date of the Technika serial below:

45130

I have just inherited this from my pops and I'm hoping to take it world-cycle touring!

Thanks,
Cal
1953 Super TECHNIKA III 6x9.

e
13-Apr-2020, 10:51
Hi Bob,
Was there ever a back lens cover for the 65mm & 135mm 6x12 Technorama lenses? Something to cover the camera end of the metal cone when not in use.
Thx,
E

chrstphrknwtn
14-Apr-2020, 05:48
Hi Bob,

Can you please let me know the date of the camera with serial number 6481297?

Thanks very much!

Bob Salomon
14-Apr-2020, 09:35
Hi Bob,

Can you please let me know the date of the camera with serial number 6481297?

Thanks very much!

Late 79 to Feb 80.

Belpaman
17-Apr-2020, 10:44
Hello Bob,

I've only recently joined the group as I'm actually medium format (6x7 & 6x9), but I've had my Technika III kit since 1983, serial 48238, which I'm guessing is c1954 - it would be nice to know exactly!

Cheers

Chris

Bob Salomon
17-Apr-2020, 10:52
Hello Bob,

I've only recently joined the group as I'm actually medium format (6x7 & 6x9), but I've had my Technika III kit since 1983, serial 48238, which I'm guessing is c1954 - it would be nice to know exactly!

Cheers

Chris

Double check that the second number is an 8.

Belpaman
17-Apr-2020, 13:26
Double check that the second number is an 8.

Yes - 48238 on the flash holder and on the underside of the cam

Bob Salomon
17-Apr-2020, 13:45
Yes - 48238 on the flash holder and on the underside of the cam

Sorry, I have no record of any Linhof, made since the end of WWll, that has a serial number starting with 48xxx. It could be a Linhof Medcin or a ll made during or before the war.

Belpaman
17-Apr-2020, 14:16
6x9, so Super Technika III, I think...

Belpaman
17-Apr-2020, 14:35
OK - here are some pics if you can identify the model202735202736

Belpaman
17-Apr-2020, 14:37
Wrong pics! reattached,...202737202738

Bob Salomon
17-Apr-2020, 14:46
OK - here are some pics if you can identify the model202735202736

Whatís engraved on the back?

Belpaman
17-Apr-2020, 14:56
D.B.P on the top left, West-Germany center and A.P.a on the right

Bob Salomon
17-Apr-2020, 15:43
D.B.P on the top left, West-Germany center and A.P.a on the right

It appears to be a lll but I have no record of that series of numbers, sorry.

Belpaman
17-Apr-2020, 16:29
Hi Bob,

Well, I know what D.B.P stands for, but don't know what A.P.a. means - so I just googled it and one of the top links was page 5 of this thread! The post included "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."

More info - I bought this camera in '83 in London from the Mr Cad shop (they also cut me a cam for a 240 Tele-Arton). So, are the serial numbers for Europe maintained separately, because it seems that my number is lower than that of the last of the 1955s, 49799 .

Cheers,

Chris

Bob Salomon
17-Apr-2020, 16:30
Hi Bob,

Well, I know what D.B.P stands for, but don't know what A.P.a. means - so I just googled it and one of the top links was page 5 of this thread! The post included "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."

More info - I bought this camera in '83 in London from the Mr Cad shop (they also cut me a cam for a 240 Tele-Arton). So, are the serial numbers for Europe maintained separately, because it seems that my number is lower than that of the last of the 1955s, 49799 .

Cheers,

Chris

No, all countries use the same serial numbers.

Belpaman
17-Apr-2020, 17:15
Hi Bob, well, I appreciate the time you took to check for me and I've actually learned quite a few things from this thread - encyclopaedic! Stay safe,

Cheers,

Chris

kenchanWK
22-Apr-2020, 00:20
hi, Bob
I have a black Linhof Super Technika (V?) with number #78696 on the flash bracket.
What is the year?
Thank you.

Bob Salomon
22-Apr-2020, 06:37
hi, Bob
I have a black Linhof Super Technika (V?) with number #78696 on the flash bracket.
What is the year?
Thank you.

1963/64 Super Technika IV.

NCAmother
23-Apr-2020, 16:10
Hi Bob,
can you tell me the serial numbers that started with the Technika 5x7 series IV and V? Looking for one to pick up and can't tell the difference between a series III 5x7 and series IV or V. Thank you,
Nathan

Bob Salomon
23-Apr-2020, 16:41
Hi Bob,
can you tell me the serial numbers that started with the Technika 5x7 series IV and V? Looking for one to pick up and can't tell the difference between a series III 5x7 and series IV or V. Thank you,
Nathan

IV 3967xx
V 267xx

NCAmother
23-Apr-2020, 16:49
IV 3967xx
V 267xx
So quick, thank you! The one I am looking at is 1404xx so it would be a Tech 5x7 III?

Bob Salomon
23-Apr-2020, 16:52
so quick, thank you! The one i am looking at is 1404xx so it would be a tech 5x7 iii?

1962 iv

MichaelGJ47
24-Apr-2020, 21:05
202997 Hi Bob Salomon , Well I am the new owner of a Linhof 5x7 KARDAN COLOR studio camera with the ser.# 002916 And if you or anybody else has any info about this Camera I would very happy to hear about it.
Thanks really appreciated

stradly1
28-Apr-2020, 16:16
Hello Bob Solomon! I was wondering about Linhof Super Technica #78302. Is that a Super Technica IV?

Bob Salomon
28-Apr-2020, 19:47
Hello Bob Solomon! I was wondering about Linhof Super Technica #78302. Is that a Super Technica IV?

Yes, 1963/64

Bob Salomon
28-Apr-2020, 19:49
202997 Hi Bob Salomon , Well I am the new owner of a Linhof 5x7 KARDAN COLOR studio camera with the ser.# 002916 And if you or anybody else has any info about this Camera I would very happy to hear about it.
Thanks really appreciated

1964

MichaelGJ47
29-Apr-2020, 09:47
Thank you Bob Salomon.

Blackmarxz
2-May-2020, 02:13
Hello Bob, would you be able to advise which year this Linhof Master Technika was made - #6415259..... Cheers and thanks.....

Bob Salomon
2-May-2020, 03:17
Hello Bob, would you be able to advise which year this Linhof Master Technika was made - #6415259..... Cheers and thanks.....

1972

Blackmarxz
2-May-2020, 15:08
Thanks Bob - cheers

racheathamphoto
3-May-2020, 11:37
Hi Bob, would you be able to help me with my serial number search? 78947 is the number on the cold shoe.

Thank you!

Bob Salomon
3-May-2020, 12:47
Hi Bob, would you be able to help me with my serial number search? 78947 is the number on the cold shoe.

Thank you!

April 63. It was the 7th Super Technika V made.

NCAmother
9-May-2020, 13:36
Hi Bob,
Can you tell me how many Super Technika 5x7 V models were built? Thank you,
Nathan

Bob Salomon
9-May-2020, 13:58
Hi Bob,
Can you tell me how many Super Technika 5x7 V models were built? Thank you,
Nathan

Sorry, I dont.

Embdude
13-May-2020, 20:15
Kardan Color 45s
5742246

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
14-May-2020, 04:58
Kardan Color 45s
5742246

Thanks!
1973

Embdude
14-May-2020, 14:16
1973

Any idea of the timeframe that the Color 45s was made? I don't see much mention of it in Linhof literature except for a parts catalog from 1974. In 1976 the HP marketing Price List has 3 models listed:

Kardan Standard 4x5
Kardan Super Color 4x5/ 5x7/ 8x10
Kardan B 4x5/ 5x7/ 8x10
Kardan Master L 4x5 / 5x7

Is the Kardan Color 45s the same as the Kardan Super Color 4x5?

203731

Bob Salomon
14-May-2020, 14:26
Any idea of the timeframe that the Color 45s was made? I don't see much mention of it in Linhof literature except for a parts catalog from 1974. In 1976 the HP marketing Price List has 3 models listed:

Kardan Standard 4x5
Kardan Super Color 4x5/ 5x7/ 8x10
Kardan B 4x5/ 5x7/ 8x10
Kardan Master L 4x5 / 5x7

Is the Kardan Color 45s the same as the Kardan Super Color 4x5?

203731

72 to 75.

No, it was a different camera.

Embdude
14-May-2020, 14:47
Thanks Bob!

I bet the Color 45s was pretty similar to the Kardan Standard. As I recall by the end of the decade they all had been replaced by the L shaped bracket models...

Bob Salomon
14-May-2020, 16:00
Thanks Bob!

I bet the Color 45s was pretty similar to the Kardan Standard. As I recall by the end of the decade they all had been replaced by the L shaped bracket models...

No, the L, and itís successors were available at the same time. The successors of the Kardan Color JBL are still current.

e
23-May-2020, 08:11
Hi Bob,
A question about the last 2 most recent versions of Linhof multifocus optical finders for 2x3 and 4x5.
1.Are all the glass elements the same in all format versions?..just with the printed scales and masks changed for the format.
As some read for 72mm... and others read for 75mm... at the wide end.
2. And the 6x12 mask sometimes sometimes says 65mm on the front..is that used on the same finder accurately for 65mm view?
thx!

Bob Salomon
23-May-2020, 08:41
Hi Bob,
A question about the last 2 most recent versions of Linhof multifocus optical finders for 2x3 and 4x5.
1.Are all the glass elements the same in all format versions?..just with the printed scales and masks changed for the format.
As some read for 72mm... and others read for 75mm... at the wide end.
2. And the 6x12 mask sometimes sometimes says 65mm on the front..is that used on the same finder accurately for 65mm view?
thx!
The current version dates back to the 70s. The 23, 45 and 57 versions as well as the one for the 45 Aero Technika EL are all the same except for the calibrations and detents around the eyepiece for focal length and distance.
Originally the shortest focal length marked on the 45 was 75mm but after the 72 became available that became the shortest focal length.
612 masks marked with focal length as well as format are for Technar and Technorama 612 PC finders only.

pdp11
2-Jun-2020, 10:48
I have a Technika III with serial number 23357. It has the RF with angled sides and the thumb screws on the sides. On the top edge it has "D.R.P. Made in Germany D.R.G.M.". The serial number only appears on the drop bed, under the Linhof logo. Back at post #1664, someone had serial 23355.

Bob Salomon
2-Jun-2020, 13:36
I have a Technika III with serial number 23357. It has the RF with angled sides and the thumb screws on the sides. On the top edge it has "D.R.P. Made in Germany D.R.G.M.". The serial number only appears on the drop bed, under the Linhof logo. Back at post #1664, someone had serial 23355.

Sorry, it has to be a war time production, no record of a lll with that number. Could be the Medcin.

pdp11
2-Jun-2020, 18:32
Sorry, it has to be a war time production, no record of a lll with that number. Could be the Medcin.

Bob, thanks for your reply. It definitely isn't a Medcin model. It is in unmolested original condition and was set up for 90mm, 135mm and 210mm lenses and appears to have been sold as a well equipped kit. The 90mm Schneider lens that was sold with it has a serial number dating it to 1949, so I believe the camera can't have been made much earlier than that. Do you have any records of Technika serial numbers in the 23XXX range? I'm curious where the range starts, since it seems serial numbers 23355 and 23357 have shown up on this thread. Here are some pictures:

204416 204417 204418 204419

Bob Salomon
2-Jun-2020, 19:08
Bob, thanks for your reply. It definitely isn't a Medcin model. It is in unmolested original condition and was set up for 90mm, 135mm and 210mm lenses and appears to have been sold as a well equipped kit. The 90mm Schneider lens that was sold with it has a serial number dating it to 1949, so I believe the camera can't have been made much earlier than that. Do you have any records of Technika serial numbers in the 23XXX range? I'm curious where the range starts, since it seems serial numbers 23355 and 23357 have shown up on this thread. Here are some pictures:

204416 204417 204418 204419

There are no 45 Technikas made since 1946 with that range of numbers.

pdp11
2-Jun-2020, 20:33
There are no 45 Technikas made since 1946 with that range of numbers.

What if it was just “3357”? Would that translate to a valid serial number?

Bob Salomon
3-Jun-2020, 03:23
What if it was just ď3357Ē? Would that translate to a valid serial number?

Not for a post war Technika. Would be for a Color 45

glennbech
7-Jul-2020, 16:57
Hey,

I recently acquired a 2x3/6x9 Technika and there seems to be some hints that it's a IV - but other signs that its a III. 205597205598
The serial is 46929 (Indicating a III?) - but the camera has the lever release for the back, and it's black - not tan. Is this a 3.5? :-)

Somebody told me bob could help out :-)

Regards,

Glenn

Bob Salomon
7-Jul-2020, 17:32
Hey,

I recently acquired a 2x3/6x9 Technika and there seems to be some hints that it's a IV - but other signs that its a III. 205597205598
The serial is 46929 (Indicating a III?) - but the camera has the lever release for the back, and it's black - not tan. Is this a 3.5? :-)

Somebody told me bob could help out :-)

Regards,

Glenn
Itís a III

Embdude
14-Jul-2020, 13:07
Bob, thanks for your reply. It definitely isn't a Medcin model. It is in unmolested original condition and was set up for 90mm, 135mm and 210mm lenses and appears to have been sold as a well equipped kit. The 90mm Schneider lens that was sold with it has a serial number dating it to 1949, so I believe the camera can't have been made much earlier than that. Do you have any records of Technika serial numbers in the 23XXX range? I'm curious where the range starts, since it seems serial numbers 23355 and 23357 have shown up on this thread. Here are some pictures:

204416 204417 204418 204419

From the photos it is a III from around 1949... The angled rangefinder cover shows up in late 1948 and by sometime in 1950 the III is refreshed, with the knob position, friction lock, and handle all changing...

Bob Salomon
14-Jul-2020, 13:20
From the photos it is a III from around 1949... The angled rangefinder cover shows up in late 1948 and by sometime in 1950 the III is refreshed, with the knob position, friction lock, and handle all changing...

Sorry, it can not be a lll as it was produced during or before WWll.
That serial number series was not used after WWll for any Linhof 23, 45, 57 or 810 camera.
It isnít impossible that that 90 was added after the war. Or maybe a dealer that survived the war sold it after that 90 was made.

pdp11
14-Jul-2020, 17:26
Sorry, it can not be a lll as it was produced during or before WWll.
That serial number series was not used after WWll for any Linhof 23, 45, 57 or 810 camera.
It isnít impossible that that 90 was added after the war. Or maybe a dealer that survived the war sold it after that 90 was made.

Since multiple cameras that are clearly postwar Technika IIIs have turned up in this thread with serial numbers in this range, Iíd propose the database of serial numbers is incomplete. This would not be hard to understand given the postwar environment.

When I asked Linhof about this camera, they also identified it as having been made between 1948 and 1950, based on its construction. The focus scale was engraved for 90 and 210mm lenses and stamped for the 135mm. So I have every reason to believe that the 90 was paired with it from Linhof and the 135 Zeiss lens was paired with it at the time of sale.

pendennis
15-Jul-2020, 17:51
I just picked up a Linhof Technika III. It comes with the rangefinder, bellows in excellent condition, no major dings, scratches, etc. and over all in great condition.

Serial Number is - 33596. Does that place it in ca. 1954?

Second, there were no lens boards with it, and the only Technika board I have is from a later model (pebbled black, beveled bottom edges. Does any one have the specs on the original lens boards (w x l x d)? Not sure of the proper lens board, other than photos of III's don't have Linhof crest. I can probably make a lens board given the specs.

Thanks.

Bob Salomon
15-Jul-2020, 18:27
I just picked up a Linhof Technika III. It comes with the rangefinder, bellows in excellent condition, no major dings, scratches, etc. and over all in great condition.

Serial Number is - 33596. Does that place it in ca. 1954?

Second, there were no lens boards with it, and the only Technika board I have is from a later model (pebbled black, beveled bottom edges. Does any one have the specs on the original lens boards (w x l x d)? Not sure of the proper lens board, other than photos of III's don't have Linhof crest. I can probably make a lens board given the specs.

Thanks.

1953

abruzzi
17-Jul-2020, 10:36
Second, there were no lens boards with it, and the only Technika board I have is from a later model (pebbled black, beveled bottom edges. Does any one have the specs on the original lens boards (w x l x d)? Not sure of the proper lens board, other than photos of III's don't have Linhof crest. I can probably make a lens board given the specs.

3.94" x 3.66"

.06" thick

https://skgrimes.com/products/lens-boards/technika

(I'd prefer it in mm, i.e. 100x93 1.52mm thick.)

pendennis
17-Jul-2020, 17:13
3.94" x 3.66"

.06" thick

https://skgrimes.com/products/lens-boards/technika

(I'd prefer it in mm, i.e. 100x93 1.52mm thick.)

Thank you!!

pendennis
17-Jul-2020, 17:13
1953

Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated.

Atul Mohidekar
19-Jul-2020, 10:35
In the past few years I have seen following 3 types of Linhof serial numbers:

B552xxx
C541xxx
6445xxx

What is the significance of the first letter/number that prefixes the last 6 digits: "B", "C", "6"?

Note that the number following C is smaller than the number following B. Which of these serial numbers are more recent? What are the manufacturing years for these 3 serial numbers?

Where can one find the ranges of Linhof serial numbers manufactured in the past 10 years (2011-2020)?

Thanks.

Bob Salomon
19-Jul-2020, 11:40
In the past few years I have seen following 3 types of Linhof serial numbers:

B552xxx
C541xxx
6445xxx

What is the significance of the first letter/number that prefixes the last 6 digits: "B", "C", "6"?

Note that the number following C is smaller than the number following B. Which of these serial numbers are more recent? What are the manufacturing years for these 3 serial numbers?

Where can one find the ranges of Linhof serial numbers manufactured in the past 10 years (2011-2020)?

Thanks.

You canít find a current record of numbers.
Using a letter before numbers lets them use a shorter sequence of numbers that have to fit on the accessory shoe.
The earlier the letter the older the camera.
They started with B on the MT in 1990.

Atul Mohidekar
19-Jul-2020, 11:54
Thanks, Bob.



The earlier the letter the older the camera.


Does that mean the camera with the serial number starting with C was manufactured later than the one starting with B although the number following C is smaller than the number following C?

Bob Salomon
19-Jul-2020, 12:01
Thanks, Bob.



Does that mean the camera with the serial number starting with C was manufactured later than the one starting with B although the number following C is smaller than the number following C?

B was used through 93. C would be later then 93.

Gabe
20-Jul-2020, 11:14
Hi all, I just registered and this is my first post on these forums. Seems like a great place, and I look forward to posting here a lot more in the future!

I just took delivery of my first large format camera, and am excited to start this journey. The camera is a used Linhof Technikardan S 45, and the serial number on the accessory shoe is C251338.

Could someone please advise as to the year of manufacture? Many thanks.

Bob Salomon
20-Jul-2020, 11:36
Hi all, I just registered and this is my first post on these forums. Seems like a great place, and I look forward to posting here a lot more in the future!

I just took delivery of my first large format camera, and am excited to start this journey. The camera is a used Linhof Technikardan S 45, and the serial number on the accessory shoe is C251338.

Could someone please advise as to the year of manufacture? Many thanks.

After 93.

Gabe
20-Jul-2020, 13:36
After 93.

Thank you Bob :)

Mobriglio
24-Jul-2020, 10:58
Iíve got a tripod Model 609153 and canít find anything about its age?

Bob Salomon
24-Jul-2020, 12:40
Iíve got a tripod Model 609153 and canít find anything about its age?

That is not a Linhof catalog number.

Old listings had alphabetical catalog letters. Newer ones had a 5 digit numerical number like 003317 which is the Expert Twin Shank tripod.

NCAmother
25-Jul-2020, 19:41
Hi Bob, can you date this super tech 5x7 serial number:2451116 thank you

Bob Salomon
25-Jul-2020, 20:18
Hi Bob, can you date this super tech 5x7 serial number:2451116 thank you

Early70.

NCAmother
25-Jul-2020, 21:17
Thank you sir!

Atul Mohidekar
25-Jul-2020, 21:33
B was used through 93. C would be later then 93.

Thanks, Bob. Does that mean the the 6 digit serial numbers were reset to zero (or some other lower number) after Linhof started using C? Because I have seen the 6 digit serial number after C is smaller than the 6 digit number after B (as mentioned above).

Bob Salomon
26-Jul-2020, 06:27
Thanks, Bob. Does that mean the the 6 digit serial numbers were reset to zero (or some other lower number) after Linhof started using C? Because I have seen the 6 digit serial number after C is smaller than the 6 digit number after B (as mentioned above).

Can tell. When they went to B the first 6 were a continuation of the previous 7 digit # with the B being first and the last digit left off. So I presume that the later number series are the same.
But these numbers do not tell how many total cameras were made.
They tell year, month day series and number.

Julien LM
27-Jul-2020, 15:47
Hello, I just bought a Linhof technika. I think it's the Technika III model. Can you tell me the year of manufacture please ? The serial number: 35628.

Bob Salomon
27-Jul-2020, 15:57
Hello, I just bought a Linhof technika. I think it's the Technika III model. Can you tell me the year of manufacture please ? The serial number: 35628.

Late 1953 Technika lll

Julien LM
27-Jul-2020, 16:26
Late 1953 Technika lll

Thank You ;)

mike rosenlof
29-Jul-2020, 11:41
hi Bob,

serial number 511251 please? Is this a Technika Master 2000?

Thanks in Advance!

Bob Salomon
29-Jul-2020, 11:51
hi Bob,

serial number 511251 please? Is this a Technika Master 2000?

Thanks in Advance!

No. Itís a Master Technika if the number is B511251. 1990.
If there isnít a letter before the number then it isnít.

mike rosenlof
29-Jul-2020, 16:21
Thanks Bob!

This particular camera has no rangefinder, but the right side has a small "riser" on it that is where the RF would have gone. Was there a "no rangefinder" variant of the Master Technika? It's a listing on you know where from Japan if that means anything.

Bob Salomon
29-Jul-2020, 16:41
Thanks Bob!

This particular camera has no rangefinder, but the right side has a small "riser" on it that is where the RF would have gone. Was there a "no rangefinder" variant of the Master Technika? It's a listing on you know where from Japan if that means anything.

No but people sometimes removed it.
If it was a 2000 there would be a horizontal lever to focus the front standard when it is inside the camera body. The lever would be beneath the front standard when the standard is inside the body.

Lader
5-Aug-2020, 01:12
Hi Bob,
I just bought a rather beat up Linhof Super Technica 4x5 IV on ebay, and are in the process of restoring it. I would love to know the production year. Serial number is 68801. Hope you can help!
Thanks
PŚl Lader, Trondheim, Norway.

Atul Mohidekar
5-Aug-2020, 01:36
Can tell. When they went to B the first 6 were a continuation of the previous 7 digit # with the B being first and the last digit left off. So I presume that the later number series are the same.
But these numbers do not tell how many total cameras were made.
They tell year, month day series and number.

Thank you, Bob.

Bob Salomon
5-Aug-2020, 03:53
Hi Bob,
I just bought a rather beat up Linhof Super Technica 4x5 IV on ebay, and are in the process of restoring it. I would love to know the production year. Serial number is 68801. Hope you can help!
Thanks
PŚl Lader, Trondheim, Norway.
About 1960

Lader
7-Aug-2020, 03:55
Thank you for taking the time! It is really appreciated!
PŚl

Ironclaw
7-Aug-2020, 09:24
Hello Bob. MT #511423

Bob Salomon
7-Aug-2020, 10:08
Hello Bob. MT #511423

1956 Technika lll. Not even close to a MT which was introduced almost 2 decades later.

Bob Salomon
7-Aug-2020, 10:10
Hello Bob. MT #511423

1956 Technika lll. Not even close to a MT which was introduced almost 2 decades later. Unless the number is B511423. If so then that is a 1990 MT.

Ironclaw
7-Aug-2020, 23:34
206689

Im sure it is MT.

Bob Salomon
8-Aug-2020, 06:49
206689

im sure it is mt.

1990 mt

mike rosenlof
11-Aug-2020, 20:33
B511520 C531088 Technikas, Master and Master 2000 ?

thanks for the info!

Bob Salomon
12-Aug-2020, 04:35
B511520 C531088 Technikas, Master and Master 2000 ?

thanks for the info!

B511520 1990 MT.
Donít have listings for C series. If it has a RF itís a MT. If it doesnít and has the internal focus rails itís a 2000.

Phil
21-Aug-2020, 16:18
#1030 8x10

Bob Salomon
21-Aug-2020, 17:31
#1030 8x10

1957/58 Kardan Color 57/810. Thatís the way the factory listed it.

Phil
22-Aug-2020, 08:24
1957/58 Kardan Color 57/810. That’s the way the factory listed it.

Thanks, Bob. I recently found a NOS tripod that works well with the camera.

207017

Bob Salomon
22-Aug-2020, 08:27
Thanks, Bob. I recently found a NOS tripod that works well with the camera.

207017

Thatís the Heavy Duty Pro with the Large Geared Centerpost. Both are current products but black finished. Or wood legs.

Tin Can
22-Aug-2020, 08:31
Very nice set!
I have one, two

Parts are rare


Thanks, Bob. I recently found a NOS tripod that works well with the camera.

207017

Bob Salomon
22-Aug-2020, 08:33
Very nice set!
I have one, two

Parts are rare

Since they are current products parts arenít rare.
But maybe you meant to say accessories are rare because most heads, dollies, etc. are discontinued. But not spare parts.

Tin Can
22-Aug-2020, 09:07
Knobs are the problem

The tripod is current but not the camera


Since they are current products parts arenít rare.
But maybe you meant to say accessories are rare because most heads, dollies, etc. are discontinued. But not spare parts.

Daniel Unkefer
22-Aug-2020, 09:22
207017

That tripod looks a perfect match to the camera in every way. :cool:

eekmagic
24-Aug-2020, 19:48
Hi Bob, you are an invaluable resource. I have (I think) an MT #6451408 any info? Thanks

Bob Salomon
24-Aug-2020, 21:14
Hi Bob, you are an invaluable resource. I have (I think) an MT #6451408 any info? Thanks
1978

andrewd
26-Aug-2020, 04:32
Hi Bob,

I have just purchased a Super Technika V, #2131341. It would be much appreciated if you could confirm the date of manufacture.

Cheers,
Andrew

Bob Salomon
26-Aug-2020, 04:45
Hi Bob,

I have just purchased a Super Technika V, #2131341. It would be much appreciated if you could confirm the date of manufacture.

Cheers,
Andrew

1968

andrewd
26-Aug-2020, 04:50
Thanks Bob

mamanton
29-Aug-2020, 00:14
Hi Bob! Could you please tell me the year of Super Technika 13x18?
# 2451105

Bob Salomon
29-Aug-2020, 06:13
Hi Bob! Could you please tell me the year of Super Technika 13x18?
# 2451105

1971

Carrotious
7-Sep-2020, 01:38
Hi Bob,
Mine is a Kardan B 4x5/9x12 Serial number 3611269.
Can you tell me what year it would be?
Thanks
G

Bob Salomon
7-Sep-2020, 05:21
Hi Bob,
Mine is a Kardan B 4x5/9x12 Serial number 3611269.
Can you tell me what year it would be?
Thanks
G

1968, first year made.

Carrotious
8-Sep-2020, 02:41
Ha my birth year!!

Bob Salomon
8-Sep-2020, 03:30
Ha my birth year!!

Congratulations! It was also the first year of the B!

Ironclaw
8-Sep-2020, 05:55
Hi Bob. MT # 6491527

Bob Salomon
8-Sep-2020, 08:03
Hi Bob. MT # 6491527

1989

sniklerz
17-Sep-2020, 07:25
Hey Bob and hello to all from Munich,
Recently, a Linhof technika came my way, now I want to ask which one it may be. The seller told me its an Linhof Technika 4
Serial number is 65026.
Thanks a lot!
Niklas

Bob Salomon
17-Sep-2020, 08:21
Hey Bob and hello to all from Munich,
Recently, a Linhof technika came my way, now I want to ask which one it may be. The seller told me its an Linhof Technika 4
Serial number is 65026.
Thanks a lot!
Niklas

Super Technika 4

sniklerz
17-Sep-2020, 09:32
Thanks a lot, better than expected :)

Embdude
24-Sep-2020, 21:29
Hey Bob! Do you have any info on when the last 18x24 (8x10) Technika was made? I show it listed in the price-list for the Technika I (of 1939 @790RM)/ Technika II (of 1945 @1,290DM) as a special order item only. Thanks.

Bob Salomon
25-Sep-2020, 04:06
Hey Bob! Do you have any info on when the last 18x24 (8x10) Technika was made? I show it listed in the price-list for the Technika I (of 1939 @790RM)/ Technika II (of 1945 @1,290DM) as a special order item only. Thanks.

That should have been the last of them. They made maybe ten of them and none after the war. If I remember correctly the first was made for Hitlerís photographer, so he may have had two of them.

Embdude
27-Sep-2020, 00:43
That should have been the last of them. They made maybe ten of them and none after the war. If I remember correctly the first was made for Hitler’s photographer, so he may have had two of them.
Wow thats an odd bit of history for sure, Thanks.

NickShamblott
27-Sep-2020, 21:32
Hi Bob,
Hello from New Orleans.
Just came across a Linhof Technika and wanted to verify it's specific model/year made via the serial number.
The serial number is 6445011.
Thanks in advance.

Bob Salomon
28-Sep-2020, 06:29
Hi Bob,
Hello from New Orleans.
Just came across a Linhof Technika and wanted to verify it's specific model/year made via the serial number.
The serial number is 6445011.
Thanks in advance.
First one made in 1984. Master Technika.

Embdude
5-Oct-2020, 11:26
Hi Bob,

Early Technika III No. 5049

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
5-Oct-2020, 12:13
Hi Bob,

Early Technika III No. 5049

Thanks!

1947

Embdude
7-Oct-2020, 20:33
Early Technika III 2003?

Bob Salomon
8-Oct-2020, 06:06
Early Technika III 2003?

NOT a lll. The earliest number for a post war lll was 2021

nobrains
19-Oct-2020, 02:09
Can you please share, what year is for serial number 75855?

Thanks!

Bob Salomon
19-Oct-2020, 03:33
Can you please share, what year is for serial number 75855?

Thanks!

1961 Super Technika IV

nobrains
19-Oct-2020, 10:50
Thanks Bob, appreciate it!

Embdude
21-Oct-2020, 22:32
Was the first 5x7 Technika the III of 1950?
It looks to me in trying to research it that the Technika 1 (1936-1944) & Technika 2 (1945-?) were only 13x18 plate-holder types.
Was there a post-war 5x7 model out before the III of 1950?

Bob Salomon
22-Oct-2020, 04:30
Was the first 5x7 Technika the III of 1950?
It looks to me in trying to research it that the Technika 1 (1936-1944) & Technika 2 (1945-?) were only 13x18 plate-holder types.
Was there a post-war 5x7 model out before the III of 1950?

No. The lll came out in Oct 1946. The Technika ll 57 was made from 46 till 50.

Embdude
22-Oct-2020, 09:52
No. The lll came out in Oct 1946. The Technika ll 57 was made from 46 till 50.

Thank you Bob. Just to clarify - the III of 1946 was 9x12/4x5 and the 5x7 III was out in 1950. A 5x7 II was available following the war.

Bob Salomon
22-Oct-2020, 10:32
Thank you Bob. Just to clarify - the III of 1946 was 9x12/4x5 and the 5x7 III was out in 1950. A 5x7 II was available following the war.

You writing a book?
Yes, correct.

Embdude
22-Oct-2020, 11:31
You writing a book?
Yes, correct.
Thanks. No book per se, just trying to nail the dates and models down. Once I get my data sorted I Hope to write a few articles. Maybe write some interviews eventually. Bob you need to found the Linhof Historical Society so that I can submit my articles to you!

Bob Salomon
22-Oct-2020, 13:34
Thanks. No book per se, just trying to nail the dates and models down. Once I get my data sorted I Hope to write a few articles. Maybe write some interviews eventually. Bob you need to found the Linhof Historical Society so that I can submit my articles to you!

There is a LInhof historical group on FB.

Embdude
23-Oct-2020, 12:22
There is a LInhof historical group on FB.
Thanks!

Tgoode
24-Oct-2020, 21:20
I have a 4x5 Technika iii that appears to be early.

5946

Any ideas about the date or year of manufacture?

Embdude
31-Oct-2020, 16:26
Did the Master Technika Classic come out at the same time as the 2000 in 1995? or did it arrive a few years later? The earliest I see it referenced is 2002.
Other than different strap lugs and a couple of other cosmetic items it appears (to me) to be nearly identical to the Master Technika of 1972...
Also I am guessing the 3000 replaced the 2000 around 2008?

Thanks

Bob Salomon
31-Oct-2020, 18:12
Did the Master Technika Classic come out at the same time as the 2000 in 1995? or did it arrive a few years later? The earliest I see it referenced is 2002.
Other than different strap lugs and a couple of other cosmetic items it appears (to me) to be nearly identical to the Master Technika of 1972...
Also I am guessing the 3000 replaced the 2000 around 2008?

Thanks
The Master Technika Classsic replaced the Super Technika V but itís name was changed to Master Technika Classic when the Master Technika 2000 was introduced. The Classic is the Master Technika.

Bob Salomon
31-Oct-2020, 18:13
I have a 4x5 Technika iii that appears to be early.

5946

Any ideas about the date or year of manufacture?

About 1943 III.

David Lindquist
31-Oct-2020, 18:40
Did the Master Technika Classic come out at the same time as the 2000 in 1995? or did it arrive a few years later? The earliest I see it referenced is 2002.
Other than different strap lugs and a couple of other cosmetic items it appears (to me) to be nearly identical to the Master Technika of 1972...
Also I am guessing the 3000 replaced the 2000 around 2008?

Thanks

My oldest Linhof price list is 2008-2009 and shows the Master Technika 3000 and describes it as "New". Actually I have an older Linhof price list from "Kling Photo Company" "A Division of Berkey Photo, Inc>" It's dated June 15, 1972.

David

Embdude
1-Nov-2020, 15:32
About 1943 III.
1943 seem a bit early for a Technika III as it was a post-war camera.

Bob Salomon
1-Nov-2020, 15:54
1943 seem a bit early for a Technika III as it was a post-war camera.

Youíre right. Add ten years.

Tgoode
1-Nov-2020, 17:04
About 1943 III.

Thanks, Bob!

Embdude
2-Nov-2020, 12:05
Thank You Bob & David