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Posted 5 years ago


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The Gallus Derby-Lux is a folding-strut camera for 127 film. Its body and lens panel are made of thick, bare, polished aluminum. It was manufactured circa 1945 in Paris, France as a continuation of the German-made Foth Derby.
Before very long, Gallus changed the name of the camera to Derlux, making examples with the Derby-Lux name even harder to find.

The 2nd photo shows the opened back of the camera. Here you can see there are four windows, 2 red and 2 green. A sliding mask inside the back allowed the user to choose the color, depending on the type of film being used. The rear of the camera also shows the handy depth-of-field table, and the Derby-Lux name (the only way to distinguish it from a Derlux, as far as I know).

A real Machine Age beauty!


  1. Henry Henry, 5 years ago
    All I can say is WOW! That is beautiful. LET THE JEALOUSY BEGIN.That is why I want one,they are great. O.K. your not helping a bit.
  2. shortfellow shortfellow, 5 years ago
    that is some camera i love it.
  3. jzn0709, 3 years ago
    I have one of these cameras up for auction on ebay currently.

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