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Certo Dolly 3 x 4 (modèle A)
France Version française
Photos by Jean-François Weber text by Jean-François Weber. From the collection of Jean-François Weber. Last update 2024-04-01 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Germany from 1931 to 1937.
Index of rarity in France: Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 3934

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Chronology of cameras Certo  

The Dolly is either a klapp (X-shaped struts) or a folding camera. Both types use 127 film, but the first produces negatives of 3 x 4 cm and inherits the name Dolly 3 x 4, while the second produces larger negatives (4 x 6.5 cm).
Both models coexisted in the 1930s.

Each of the two types is subdivided into two models, each with numerous variants depending on the shutter and lens model:

Non exhaustiv Klapp (Dolly 3 x 4) Folding
Model A Model B 1 Model A Model B2
Vario Compur   Compur Compur    


1 The B model of the klapp has focus adjustment through a radial lever.
2 The B model of the folding camera is hybrid: film and plate.


This version, despite having a Compur shutter, only features a simple frame viewfinder.

Certo  Dolly 3 x 4

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