Cityscapes with a Box Camera

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First results from my little experimental project "Cityscapes with a Box Camera". For this purpose I have used a Zeiss Ikon Tengor Box Camera ( 6x9 format ). 

Trying to capture the differences / discrepancies between old and modern. The view through the old box camera proves the unifing vision. Something like space without time ... am not yet clear about my intentions ...


Hafen City, Hamburg. Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor ( 6x9 ).

Speicherstadt, Hamburg. Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor ( 6x9 ).



Box Tengor is a series of medium format film box cameras made by Zeiss Ikon and produced between 1926-1956. What I am using is a Type 56/2.



Zeiss IKON Box TENGOR 56/2


ZEISS IKON Box TENGOR 56/2 ( 6x9 )


Type 56/2

  • 1951-56
  • The latest Box Tengor model
  • Goerz Frontar Achromat f/9, aperture f/11 and f/16
  • Close-up lenses for 1-2m and 2-8m were available
  • Flash PC socket
  • One speed shutter M (instant) and T
  • Double exposure prevention 

 I want to continue the project and I would use together with the 6x9 Zeiss Tengor also  a 6x6 medium format Bakelite Box Camera, the ISING PUCKY ( manufacturer: Metallwarenfabrik Eugen Ising, Bergneustadt . The German manufacturer Eugen Ising in Bergneustadt - North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany -  manufactured basic cameras as well as tripods and tirpod-heads in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The Pucky is a so called pseudo TRL. A pseudo TLR is a camera imitating the shape of a TLR, but with no coupling of the taking and viewing lens. The finder is not a true reflex finder with a ground glass indicating the focus, but an oversized brilliant finder. It is a camera with guess focusing, or fixed-focus.

The pseudo TLR vogue was around the 1950s and 1960s, when the Rolleiflex was the typical pro camera. They were produced by many manufacturers in Italy (e.g. Ferrania Elioflex), the US (e.g. Kodak Duaflex), Germany (e.g. most Voigtländer Brillant models), France (eg Olbia), and the United Kingdom (e.g. Ensign Ful-Vue).



Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor ( 6x9 ) and Ising Pucky pseudo TLR ( 6x6 ).



Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor ( 6x9 ) and Ising Pucky pseudo TLR ( 6x6 ).


What I present here are mainly takes from Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main. Street views, old and modern architecture.

Hamburg - Old and modern 


Hafen City, Hamburg. Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor ( 6x9 ).


Speicherstadt, Hamburg. Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor ( 6x9 ).

Hafen City, Hamburg. Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor ( 6x9 ).

Speicherstadt, Hamburg. Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor ( 6x9 ).



Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Frankfurt am Main, Old and modern temples. Zeiss Ikon Tengor.

Frankfurt am Main, Goethe sculpture and modern architectutre. Zeiss Ikon Tengor.

Frankfurt am Main, Street view. Zeiss Ikon Tengor.



Frankfurt am Main, Street view. Zeiss Ikon Tengor.

Frankfurt am Main, Street Snapshot. Zeiss Ikon Tengor.

Frankfurt am Main, Street Snapshot. Zeiss Ikon Tengor.






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