This is Ica Minimum Palmos
strut folding presscamera.
Filmsize is 9x12 cm. Originally Minimum palmos was one of the first
cameras made under Carl Zeiss name as Carl
Jena bought the small camera manufacturer Palmos A.G and formed Carl
Zeiss Palmos. Carl Zeiss Palmos merged with
Wunsche, Huttig and Krugener to form Ica
This camera is a very well made camera. It's construction is solid metal and it is very sturdy. The lensboard can be moved sideways and also rotated to allow moving to other directions. Aiming is done thru a viewfinder or a groundglass screen. Lens is a Zeiss Tessar, but I have heard that other lenses were used too.
Below and left is a picture of the
ICA logo and to the right is
of the several plateholders that came with this camera.
Below are two pictures of the plateholderback used with the platefilmholders. With this plateholderback the plateholders can be changed in daylight. This back takes one plateholder at a time.
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