The Braun Paxina


We found this nice old camera at my parents-in-law’s place. I loaded it with a black & white film and took it outside for some test-shots.

The Paxina was built in 1959 by the Braun-Company in Germany. It’s a viewfinder camera that uses medium format film (120 film) .The Paxamar Achromat lens is located in a square pull-out (and push-back) bakelite lens tube.

It has a selector for three different aperture masks (f7.7, f11, f22). Another selector on the lens board allows choosing between shutter speeds 1/100sec, 1/30sec, and B (bulb). The shutter release is hidden behind the lens board, and you can do single, double, or multiple exposures. :-) Turn the front element for focusing from 1 metre to infinity. On top you find the film advance knob as well as the film-roll release knob. In the top of the camera you find the optical viewfinder.

Built in 1959, this beautiful camera is still in pretty good shape and works very well.

written by kleeblatt on 2011-06-01 #gear #medium-format #review #white #black #old-camera #b-w #lomography #film-camera #user-review #braun-paxina

Thanks, Danke, Gracias


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  1. renenob
    renenob ·

    Lovely photos!

  2. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    looks like a pola land camera at first glance. clasic shots

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