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Balda Baldinette II | by Süleyman (Deceased 04.2012)
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Balda Baldinette II

Manufactured by Balda Kamera-Werk, based in Bünde, West Germany

Model: introduced in 1960

35mm film viewfinder camera

Engraving on the top plate: Balda Baldinette II

Lens: Isco-Göttingen Color-Isconar 45mm f/2.8 filter slip-on serial no.none

Aperture: up to f/22setting: lever and scale on the lens-shutter barrel

Focus range: 1.2- m +inf

Focusing: manual front element focusing, distance and DOF scales on the lens

Shutter: Prontor 250speeds: 1/30-1/250 +B

setting : ring and scale on the lens-shutter barrel

Shutter release: on front of the camera, w/cable release socket

Cocking lever: on the back of the bottom plate

Frame counter: manual reset, on the bottom plate

Viewfinder: Bright frame finder

Re-wind knob: on the top-plate

Re-wind release: button on the bottom plate

Flash PC socket: on the lens-shutter barrel

Cold-shoe

Memory dial: on the re-wind knob

Self-timer: none

Back cover: removable, opens by a latch on the left side

Engraving on the bottom plate: Made in Germany West

Tripod socket: ¼”

Strap lugs: none

Body: metal and plastic; Weight: 270g

serial no. 052609 on the bottom plate

Baldinette II was offered with Vario shutter and some cosmetic variations also.

It was sold as Europan I, Coronet, Lotus-35 and Revue 35.

The other model is Baldinette II with Selenium cell lightmeter (1961).

More info: McKeown’s 12th ed. p.98

in Wikibooks org, in Emtus Kamera,

in Camerapedia

  

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Taken on February 4, 2012