For sale- simply beautiful Berning Robot 1 camera, circa 1937. This camera has the 3cm Tessar f2.8 lens. The leather case is reasonable, broken and missing strap, and a bit distressed, but is nice too.The camera is fully working with accurate shutter speeds , the lens has smooth focus and clean aperture blades, even has the built in yellow/green filter present. The camera has the all important cassettes, (no cassettes, no pics with this model). The right angle finder is nice and clear, (please note, at 90 degrees, the finder is tinted, this is normal and is to help assess how a black and white picture would look). I have included a picture of the camera standing next to a 35mm film canister to show how small this camera is- it's tiny, but quite heavy, the camera has a clockwork motor, (which works fine), and is basically packed with mechanics.
I think it is safe to say, it is the World's first motorized camera, designed by Otto Berning a watch maker, and this camera is a testament to his skill, still working well after 80 years! The item "Robot 1 camera, tested and working including leather case" is in sale since Friday, May 1, 2020.This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Vintage Photography\Vintage Cameras\35mm Cameras". The seller is "jigsawoscar" and is located in Hull. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, France, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Philippines.