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- Performed by Heinrich Ernemann A.G. Company
- Date of production 1910–1920
- Place of creation Dresden, Germany
- Dimensions height: 20 cm, length: 20 cm, width: 10 cm
- ID no. MHF 595/I
- Object copyright Museum of Photography in Kraków
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska’s Virtual Museums project
The Ernoflex (Model II) is a single-lens reflex camera with a folding structure, for cut film and glass discs, with a 9 x 12 cm format, produced in 1910–1920, by the company Heinrich Ernemann AG from Dresden (Germany). The camera body is double-folded, made entirely of metal, and covered with black leather with a decorative texture.more
The Ernoflex (Model II) is a single-lens reflex camera with a folding structure, for cut film and glass discs, with a 9 x 12 cm format, produced in 1910–1920, by the company Heinrich Ernemann AG from Dresden (Germany).
The camera body is double-folded, made entirely of metal, and covered with black leather with a decorative texture. The mirror chamber, after unfolding, is blocked with scissor struts covered with chrome. On the front flap, there is a manufacturer’s logo embossed with inscriptions. The Ernotar 4.5/180 lens is located in a metal frame, coated with black varnish.
Among the many cameras manufactured at the beginning of the 20th century, mirroring cameras undoubtedly stand out. Most often, they came in the form of large boxes, inside which the mirror moved freely. The H. Ernemannn Company, however, proposed a completely different, extremely complicated technical solution, by introducing a mirror photo camera with a folding structure. The camera consists of many movable elements, mounted on hinges and blocked by means of struts. After unfolding, the image projected through the mirror, into a horizontally mounted screen, was perfectly visible, thanks to a large sun visor covering it. Of course, before taking the picture, you had to lift the mirror, so that the negative placed in the cassette on the back of the camera could be exposed.
Elaborated by Marek Maszczak (Museum of Photography in Kraków), © all rights reserved