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Baldinette II isa 35mm film viewfinder camera made by Balda Kamera-Werk based in Bünde, West Germany and introduced in 1960.[1]

The other model is Baldinette II with Selenium cell lightmeter (1961). It was sold also as Europan I, Coronet, Lotus-35 and Revue 35.


  • Engraving on the top plate: Balda Baldinette II
  • Lens: Isco-Göttingen Color-Isconar 45mm f/2.8, filter slip-on, serial no.none
    • Aperture: up to f/22 setting: lever and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
    • Focus range: 1.2- m +inf
  • Focusing: manual front element focusing, distance and DOF scales on the lens
  • Shutter: Prontor 250 wth speeds 1/30-1/250 +B; setting: ring and scale on the lens-shutter barrel [2]
  • Shutter release: on front of the camera, w/cable release socket
  • Cocking lever: on the back of the bottom plate
  • Frame counter: manual reset, on the bottom plate
  • Viewfinder: Bright frame finder
  • Re-wind knob: on the top-plate
  • Re-wind release: button on the bottom plate
  • Flash PC socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cold-shoe
  • Memory dial: on the re-wind knob
  • Self-timer: none
  • Back cover: removable, opens by a latch on the left side
  • Engraving on the bottom plate: Made in Germany West
  • Tripod socket: ¼"
  • Strap lugs: none
  • Body: metal and plastic; Weight: 270g
  • Serial no. on the bottom plate

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. McKeown's p.98
  2. Baldinette II was offered with Vario shutter and some cosmetic variations also.


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