New style lens mount for helical lenses. The engraved line above the mount serves as the distance scale index mark. It is engraved in the camera top cover.
New style lens mount for helical lenses. The distance scale index is just a small nick in the lens mount proper. This style of index is probably earlier than that seen in the image above. Photo by Ken Locke.
Original, or old style lens mount for rotating lenses. On rotating mount lenses the distance scale index was incorporated into the lens focusing ring.
The arrow points to the location of the flash cord connector on cast shoe cameras. Compare this location to the next image of a sheet metal shoe camera.
The arrow points to the location of the flash cord connector on sheet metal shoe cameras.
This camera does not have a flash cord connector.
A sheet metal accessory shoe.
A cast accessory shoe.
"Solid" shoe - this shoe is also cast, but in one solid piece.
Twist-to-open back latch.
Sliding back latch.
Plain viewfinder windows without bezels.
Viewfinder window bezels.
Camera without strap lugs.
Notched shutter speed dial.
Leica-style shutter speed dial.
Page created June 16, 2003; updated December 20, 2020