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    We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    Bonjour,

    we look for the largest existing Voigtlander camera (of the world) and have already searched the whole web and so a lot of books. Who has seen somewhere at home or what? We would be grateful for any tip!

    Salut,

    by Zappa and the Little Tiger (... says: Format is irreplaceable - except more format!)

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    Re: We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    Not a camera, but I have a Heliar 60cm, f/4.5.
    Curious what your research will find....?
    Tracy Storer
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    Re: We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    If you are looking for cameras manufactured by Voigtlander, I believe the largest were 13x18cm format, such as the 1950's Studio Camera

    cheers

    Tim

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    Re: We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    Bonjour,

    Voigtländer built travel wooden plate cameras in the following sizes:

    (cm)

    9 x 12
    10 x 15
    13 x 18
    18 x 24
    24 x 30
    30 x 40
    40 x 50

    and the Grand Salon Apperat E

    40 x 50
    50 x 60
    60 x 70
    70 x 80
    80 x 100

    We are looking for a Voigtlander Camera 40 x 50 cm or greater.

    If anyone has seen this one or pictures of it - please report ...

    Thank you!

    Thanks Tim & Tracy!

    Salut,

    by Zappa and the Little Tiger (... says - he lives in the Rollei and Voigtlander city of Braunschweig in Germany!)

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    Re: We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    No, no and no!

    Voigtländer did not make ANY wooden studio or Reisekameras.

    The Voigtländer Report 3 by Claus Prochnow in Chapter 25 show a range of German-made cameras which is very close to your list . but these were made by others. The 13x18 mentioned by Tim is the only large format camera made by Voigtländer.

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    Re: We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    By the way, sizes larger than 30x40 (of which I have had 2) are very uncommon. These finished up in Printing establishments rather than ordinary Photography studiios and often suffered damage/drastic modifications.

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    Re: We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    Bonjour,

    sorry - we wrote unclear:

    Voigtländer bought the large wooden camera body and sold them with their lenses.

    But under what name?

    If you have an old (German) Wooden Camera 40 x 50 cm or larger with a Voigtlander lens?

    Thanks for all the tips!

    Salut,

    by Zappa and the Little Tiger (... says greater cooler!)

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    Re: We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    Here are some names:

    Möbelschreiner Wenzel, Wien. 1840's

    Pietro del Vecchio, Leipzig.
    Edmund Gabory.
    M.J.Landauer, Kassel.
    G.Gakio Sohn. Frankfurt-a-m.
    1850's

    Later makers og the Reise/Atelier cameras were either "Unbekannter" or mostly Görlitz companies.

    I stop at 30x40cm reisekameraer - but there a few owners of the 40x50cm here I think.

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    Re: We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    well - I have a German made 40x50 camera... When I got it it actually did have a Voigtländer lens fitted, but in too small size for that format....

    So now it has another lens fitted (not the one on the picture - and old Jamin cone lens..)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails DSCF1271.jpg  

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    Re: We search the biggest Voigtländer-Camera!

    Bonjour Steven,

    thank you for the name of the camera manufacturer - who might have any information from the camera manufacturers from Dresden?

    Bonjour Gandolfi,

    Super - just to find a camera we seek. Do you have a photo of the side view and of the cassette? We would be very happy about it!

    Thank you!

    Salut,

    by Zappa and the Little Tiger (…says can not get enough!)

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