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Mackenstein Klapp reportage
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Photos by AS text by AS. From the collection of Maison de la photo de St-Bonnet. Last update 2015-12-10 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in France from (Circa) 1910 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 11279

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This press camera from Mackenstein is a klapp type.

It means that it unfolds and that four articulated tensioners ensure perfect rigidity of the bellows.

The shutter is focal plane, but the device has also a Koilos central pneumatic shutter.
The lens is marked "Anastigmat OmniPlan F.3,8 F.120 m/m Fortin Paris" (Fortin is the successor of Paul Cornu in 1904.)

It is fitted with a large Galilee type folding viewfinder.


Mackenstein Klapp reportage