Scott's Photographica Collection

Orionwerk A.G.
Tropen Rio 5C Tropical Camera

 

Tropen Rio Model 5C Tropical Plate Camera

Tropen Rio Model 5C Tropical Plate Camera

Tropen Rio cameras were manufactured by Orionwerk A.G. of Hannover, Germany, ca 1920.  Made of teak and brass and with a good looking brown bellows, this is a handsome camera intended for use in tropical climates.  This example is the model 5C which has a faster lens than the model 2C.  It is equipped with a Carl Zeiss Tessar 15cm f4.5 lens and Compur shutter.  Film format is 9x12cm.  An interesting detail is the camera has a unique bayonet mount allowing the lens and shutter to be easily removed or interchanged.


Tropen Rio Side View

Tropen Rio Side View


Tropen Rio Closed

Tropen Rio Closed

There is a reflection across the lower portion of the camera in this photo.  Overall the wood and brass are in very good condition.


Back of Camera

Back of Camera

A small piece of leather is missing from the edge of the focusing hood.

A matching brass Orionwerk 9x12cm film pack adapter and the original leather case are included with the camera.

This camera was offered for sale/trade.  It is no longer available.

 

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This page was updated December 18, 2001