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.
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
Back cover: hinged, w/ red window
Tripod socket: 1/4"
All information and photo for this article were sourced from Camerapedia.
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