Lomopedia: Dacora Digna

A simple yet elegant looking camera, the Dacora Digna was a medium format camera from the 1950s that was offered with various lenses and leaf shutters. Find out more about this vintage beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!

The scale focus Dacora Digna was a medium format camera introduced in 1954 by German camera maker Dacora-Kamerawerk. A basic camera with a sturdy metal body, it has a single shutter speed, a fast Enna Correlar 80mm f/2.9 lens, a flash PC socket, and a focus range of 1-10 meters and infinity. It’s worth noting that its lens is collapsible to make it more compact but should be unlocked before use, or else the shutter won’t fire.

Technical Specifications:

  • Film: 120 roll, picture size 6×6cm
  • Lens: Digna offered with various lenses like Dacora Dignar 75mm f/4.5, Enna Correlar 80mm f/2.9, Achromat Digna 80mm f/8 etc., filter slip-on; Lens collapsible, for unlocking simply turn to right by handling the knurled ring on the back side of the lens-shutter barrel, thus it opens; for collapsing press the lens-shutter unit as far as it goes then the turn to left for locking
  • Aperture: variable as to the lens; eg. Dacora Dignar’s are f/4.5-f/16
  • Focus range: 1-10m +inf
  • Focusing: manual front element focusing
  • Shutter: Digna offered with various leaf shutters like Vario, one speed shutter, Singlo and Pronto shutters
  • Speeds: variable as to the shutter; eg.Vario is 1/25-1/75-1/200 +B
  • Shutter release: on the top plate, not works when the lens collapsed
  • Cocking lever: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Viewfinder: reverse telescopic finder
  • Flash PC socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
    Cold-shoe
  • Back cover: hinged, w/ red window
  • Tripod socket: 1/4"
  • Body: metal
  • Weight: 437g
Credits: doctorsavoy, imaxfagni, superlighter & crackstar

All information and photo for this article were sourced from Camerapedia.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-16 in #reviews #lomopedia #medium-format #dacora-digna #1950s

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