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Balda Baldafix
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Photos by DC text by DC. From the collection of DC. Last update 2012-01-29 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Germany from 1954 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 979

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Chronology of cameras Balda 

Traduction de Sylvain Halgand.

The Baldafix is a robust and well finished folding camera that was built in Dresden and marketed in 1954.
The first Baldafix available on the market were fitted with a pop-up folding frame viewfinder . The variation shown here has been the last one launched and shows an optical viewfinder.
The special feature of the Baldafix is a metal mask allowing to switch from full frame (8 neg. 6x9 cm) to half frame (16 neg. 4,5x6 cm) with a 120 film.
The optical viewfinder is also fitted with a small lever that sets in position an internal mask allowing the switch between the two formats.
While selecting the format with this lever, a number (8 or 16) appears inside a tiny circular window opened on the basis of the viewfinder and indicates the total number of exposure available on the film.
Two red windows on the hinged back of the camera allow counting exposure in either format. They are fitted with metallic sliding doors with respectively “8 exp” and “16 exp” stamped.

Balda Baldafix

Balda Baldafix