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This is a comparison of the folders I own(ed). It should help you to find out what could be best for you. Most of them are rangefinders. Click on the name to find some more information.

Name W Size mm RF FA Lens | min. Distance Shutter, Speeds | min Ap. Specials
6 x 6 Format
Agfa Isolette L 610 145 x 107 x 43 No RW Color Apotar 4.5/85 | 0,95 Pronto, B 1/25 - 1/200 | 32 LM, 3x6 Mask, VFMask
Balda Super Baldax 700 135 x 101 x 47 C Auto, DEP Baldanar 3.5/80 | ~ 1 Prontor SVS, B 1 - 1/300 | 22
Certo Six880146 x 103 x 54CLever Auto, DEPZeiss Tessar 2,8/80 | 1,5Tempor, B 1 - 1/250 | 22Film Presence Indicator
Certo Su.Sport Dolly775148 x 101 x 46CSemiAuto, RWSchneider Xenar 2.8/75 | 1,2Compur, B T 1 - 1/250 | 16g.glass, s.sheet, notepad, 4,5x6, 2nd lens
Foitzik Foinix 450 142 x 98 x 42 No RW, DEP Foinar 3,5/75 | 0,8 Pronto, B 1/25 - 1/200 | 22
Hapo 66-E 560 134 x 101 x 43 NC Auto, DEP, RW Haponar 3.5/75 | ~ 1,1 Pronto, B 1/25 - 1/200 | 32
Iskra 880 154 x 110 x 53 C Auto, DEP Industar-58 3.5/75 | 1 B 1 - 1/500 | 22, LV auto 1st frame
Lomo LC-A 120360125 x 108 x 63NoAuto, DEPMinigon XL 4,5/38 | 0,6B - 1/500 |  16AE, ultra wide angle lens, no folder
Mamiya Six 810 143 x 105 x 52 C Auto, DEP Oly. D-Zuiko 3.5/75 | 0,95 Seikosha MX, B 1 - 1/500 | 22 Focusing via moving film plane
Seagull 203 710 140 x 105 x 43 C Lever RW, DEP S-111-2 3.5/75 | 1 B 1 - 1/300 | 22, LV 4,5x6 Mask, VF Index
Voigtländer Bessa 66470129 x 86 x 43NoRWVoigtar 3.5/75 | 0.8Prontor II B T 1 - 1/175 | 16hinged cloud filter
Welta Perfekta 980 165x95(80)x70(63) TLR Auto, RW Meyer Trioplan 3.5/75 | 1,5
Zeiss Tessar 3.8/75 | 1,5
B T 1 - 1/300 | 22 Folding TLR
Zeiss Super Ikonta III 690 137 x 101 x 46 C Auto, DEP Novar Anast. 3.5/75 | 1,2 S. Compur, B 1 - 1/500 | 22
Zeiss Super Ikonta IV 715 137 x 107 x 45 C Auto, DEP Zeiss Tessar 3.5/75 | 1,2 S. Compur, B 1-1/500 | 22, LV LM
Zeca-Flex1020182 x 95 x 65(50)TLRAuto, RWSchneider Xenar 3.5/75 | 0.9Deckel, T B 1- 1/400 | 22Folding TLR, F2.9 viewing lens
4,5 x 6 Format
Konica Pearl III 640 120 x 111 (98) x 49 C Auto Hexar 3.5/75 | ~ 1,1 Konirapid, B 1 - 1/500 | 22
Konica Pearl IV709127 x 108 x 50CAutoHexar 3.5/75 | ~ 1,1Seikosha MXL, B 1 - 1/500 | 22
Super Zenobia 580 122 x 100 x 48 C RW Neo-Hesper 3,5/75 | 0,9 Daiichi Rapid, B 1 - 1/500 | 22
Fuji GS 645 820 147 x 114 x 56 C Auto Lever,DEP EBC Fujinon 3.4/75 | 1 T 1 - 1/500 | 22 CLM, automatic PC
Fuji GS 645W 680 147 x 114 x 76
Fuji GA 645 790 166 x 110 x 66
Fuji GA 645Wi 820 166 x 110 x 70 AF Motor Super EBC Fujinon 4/45 | 0,7 B 2 - 1/700 | 22 AE, flash,auto 1st frame, automatic PC
Fuji GA 645Zi 885 161,5 x 108 x 73
6 x + Format
Fuji GF 670 1000 178 x 109 x 64 6 x 7 Format
Moskva-5867165 x 95 x 50CRWIndustar-24 3.5/105 | 1.5Moment 24C B 1 - 1/250 | 322 format, 6x9 6x6
Plaubel Makina 67 1360 162 x 120 x 56 C Auto Lever,DEP Nikkor 2,8/80 | 1 Copal, B 1 - 1/500 | 22 6 x 7 Format, CLM, automatic PC
Plaubel Makina II
body only
1070
675
155 x 103 x 76
149 x 103 x 38
C Auto, RW Anticomar 2.9/100 | 1,4 B T 1-1/200 | 18 6x9 Format, 6x6, 24x36, single sheet available
manual PC
Plaubel Makina III
body only
1270
800
148 x 103 x 92
144 x 103 x 44
CAutoRapid WW Orthar 6.8/73 | 1
Anticomar 2.9/100 | 1,5
Tele Makinar 4.8/190
| ~1,6
B T 1-1/200 | 22/256x9 Format, 6x6, 24x36, single sheet available
manual PC
Plaubel-Brooks
Veriwide100
960159 x 127 x 76
w/o F 102 x 76
NoAutoSchneider Super Angulon
8/47
| 0,75
S. Compur B 1 - 1/500 | 326x10 Format, non folding
LOMO Belair
body only
450
400
180 x 108 x 68
180 x 84 x 49
No RW LOMO Plastic 8/58, 8/90 B >1 - 1/125 | 8 or 16 AE, Format 6x12/9/6
Fuji Instant Wide Back

RF (Rangefinder) C = coupled, NC = non coupled, AF = Autofocus   FA (Film Advance) RW = red window, DEP = double exposure prevention   Specials LM = light meter, VF = view finder AE = auto exposure PC = parallax correction

I do not own the cameras in gray text style, they are listed just for comparison.
If there are errors in the pages, please let me know.

It started all with the search for a pocketable 120 film camera. I'm an artist photographer, I do most of my work with Mamiya TLRs (C-series). I tried others, but in the end the Mamiyas suit me best. And still, sometimes a regret that you don't always have a camera in your pocket. So I searched for information on forums and dedicated sites. Lots of information available, but difficult to track down the essentials: what size is it, how much weight, pros and cons? So I bought some of them, just to try. And then some more to be sure.

Finally I had the idea to share the information. So that's why I made these pages and had an excuse to buy some more models. I'll sell a part of them later. Did I find the ideal camera for me? No, not really. I discovered the 4,5x6 format, it's nicer than I thought and the cameras can still be smaller. A Konica Pearl with an integrated light meter would be near to ideal. Or a wide angle version of it. Or a Fuji GA 645W not bigger than a GS 645. The Ikontas are nice and the Super Baldax. One of the most interesting discoveries was the Certo Super Sport Dolly (what a name!). I'll try to have a wide angle made for this one. There's room for a bit of retro-focus and the sheet film setting shortens the bellows. If I succeed, I'll let you know. Have fun with the pages!


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