This is a rare Kristall 2a camera, a well made (in stainless) Leica copy made in Italy (Belluno) in the '50s, by Chinaglia, who made other Kristall cameras, all of them with Leica thread mount 39x1.
The sale of these cameras was entrusted to Cav. Guido Nonini of Milan (G.N.M) who "signed" them with their brand engraved, inside a triangle, on the top plate.
Curtain shutter, speeds from 1/20 to 1/1000, without low speeds.
The lens is a rare 50mm f:3.5 Steinar Anastigmat, marked Kristall on the fron ring.
Probably less than 1000 cameras was made of this model.
Exc+++ condition as is possible to see from the pictures, with some light signs of use (please remember its age).
The lens (alluminium body) is in exc++ condition with some signs of use.
It has some dust and impurities inside and some marks on the glasses.
The serilan number of the camera is: 00959 and the same serial number is present inside the base plate and inside the camera.
A nice and rare Italian camera.
- Kristall 2a
- Model/type nummer
- with 50/3.5 Steinar lens made by Chinaglia, rare Italian Leica copy
- Object/apparaat type
- Exc + + + conditie
- Aantal apparaten/lenzen