Linhof Super Technika IV 23 6 x 9 cm /2¼ x 3¼ camera with leather case and 6 x 6 cm Rollex Roll Film Holder. This camera is a modern folding baseboard camera [which] evolved from the original field or hand camera. A main feature is the enveloping body which in the closed camera protects all delicate components.
Das Linhof Kamera Buch / The Linhof Camera Story Herausgeber / Publisher Peter Bauernschmid 2. Updated Edition 2000, page 11. Camera type : Folding-baseboard camera with coupled rangefinder and triple extension. Evolved from 6 x 9 cm Technika III. Special features : Finder with masks, cover and distance scale, adjustable for four focal lengths, with parallax compensation down to 1 m.
Maximum baseboard extension 300 mm. Universal cam couples rangefinder with three lenses at a time; ejector button for easy cam change. Rotating back with swing/tilt frame.
[S]hoe for exposure meter. Takes lenses from 47 mm to 360 mm. Baseboard can drop through 15º, lens standard tilt 15º, 50mm front rise. Clamping grips for pulling out lens standard, adjustment screw for rearward tilt. Size : 90 x 135 x 182 mm.12 (300 mm) from film plane to lens. 3 x 3¼ (75.5 x 82 mm).
The small 6 x 9 cm Super Technika IV produced between 1956 and 1964 was particularly handy and versatile. That made it popular among advanced amateurs who at that time were very seriously devoted to their hobby and also liked to bask in the prestige of owning a Linhof. The small Technika had everything the ambitious photographer could wish for and was equally a favourite of professionals who used it for feature and location work. In addition, the Technika proved a highly successful camera for professional users such as architects, doctors, engineers, artists etc.This superbly finished camera is always ready to shoot but thanks to its movements can also cope with more sophisticated assignments including macrophotography and photomicrography. It could even be converted to an enlarger.
Super designates a rangefinder model. Although the rangefinder is functional, it is not highly accurate because the tri-cam disk which couples the rangefinder to up to three different lenses has not been tailored to this particular camera and this particular lens.
It is recommended that ground-glass focusing be used for more accuracy. The ground glass frame is about 57 x 78 mm. The back may be readily revolved (up to 360º) so that the viewing frame is horizontal or vertical. The included rollfilm holder takes 120 film and provides an image of 6 x 6 cm. Other revolving camera backs, such as Linhof Rollex and Linhof Super Rollex may be used.
Some film holders, such as Linhof Rapid Rollex and American standard 2¼ x 3¼ film holders may be inserted in the ground-glass viewing back. Once the user is satisfied with the image on. That back is typically removed and replaced with the revolving film back.
The quick lever lock is slid to disengage one back and engage another back. Such removal and replacement is readily accomplished in a few seconds. Although this camera is designed for medium format film, it has large format features, in particular, camera movement. The film and lens standard may be turned or moved from their normal positions, thus varying the angle of the planes of the film and the lens.
The bed may be dropped 15º. The front standard may rise up 2 inches (50 mm) by turning the adjusting knob. It cannot be shifted laterally. It may be tilted back 0º to 15º by turning the lens standard tilting knob.It may be effectively tilted forward by inclination of the drop bed. The back can be pulled out up to 1 inch (20 mm) at each of its four corners, thus providing tilt and swing up to 10º. The included lens is a Tessar 1:4.5 f=10.5 cm, Carl Zeiss Jena Nr. It is clear with no fungus, haze or scratches. It is in a Nagel Compur shutter with speeds of 1/250, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, 1/10, 1/5, ½, 1 second as well as B and T. The shutter has a self-timer mode. It is not synchronized for flash. The aperture on this lens can be set from f=4.5 to f=32. Other lenses, in appropriate lensboards, may be used, except that the rangefinder would not provide accurate focus. The camera supports lenses with focal lengths from 65 mm to 360 mm, but the full range of features (except the rangefinder) is only available for lenses with focal length from 90 mm to 210 mm.
The item "Linhof Super Technika IV 23 6x9 camera with Rollex Roll Film Holder" is in sale since Sunday, March 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Film Photography\Film Cameras".The seller is "dan-the-k" and is located in East Elmhurst, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.