Posted 5 years ago
I picked this up because I thought it was really cool looking. When I got it home and tried looking through the view finder, I was confused as it was all so blurry. I decided to take a picture of that, and I pushed the 'focus' button of mine which momentarily focused it (before going back to blur). Somehow that inspired me to put the camera down near my belly and then look at it.
I was incredibly amazed-- in awe: The image was so clear through the view-finder. I couldn't believe it. It was like looking back through time. I cannot really explain it, why that did more than a photo from some time back in the past. It just was.
I think this is a mid-1920s German-made folding Ihagee with a Triplex Anastigmat lens. It was incredibly dusty, but I cleaned it up.
Everything seems to work properly, and there are no holes or anything. But I do not know how to access the film compartment. Help on that, and any information that can be provided for the camera like exact age, commonality, etc? Could it be possible to find film for it, so I can use it again?
Also, why does one part say Ihagee and another say Jhagee?