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Robot IIa with biotar 40mm f2 info request
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:22 pm    Post subject: Robot IIa with biotar 40mm f2 info request Reply with quote

Bought this on the bay. I was after the Biotar for my NEX 5n but when the camera came in I was wowed. Amazing device. Just a gem of precision manufacturing and craftsmanship. It seems to work and has both of the film cartridges. My main issue is I cannot get it to close properly. It seems like it is tight but I can't get the latch to slide when it is shut (it slides fine with the door open) My research on the web says it is a IIa based on the serial number prefix (C). I learned that some of these were used by Luftwaffe and maybe RAF and Danish or Swedish air force. The tall clock mech winder as supposedly there to accommodate the gloved hands of the pilots. Any info you guys have would be greatly appreciated.