The 1924 Ermanox was introduced under the name Ernox. It was made by Ernemann in Dresden. The camera has a huge and unusually fast Ernostar f/1.8 lens. This large aperture made available light photography a real possibility. It was this feature that made the camera famous, especially in the hands of Dr. Erich Salomon (1886-1944), who used it to make candids.


Plate camera using 6×4.5cm glass plates. It has a Ernostar 85/1.8 lens and a focal plane 1/20-1/1000s shutter. Ernostar 100/2 lenses are also known. The first version has a rigid metal body. The body is covered with black leather. The second version is a strut-folding camera.