Ernemann Bob V is a medium format film folding bed camera manufactured by Ernemann and produced between 1924-26. It belongs to the Ernemann Bob series of cameras. [1]

See also the article Ernemann Bob series.

Ernemann Bob V 01
Ernemann Bob V 03
Ernemann Bob V 09

images by Süleyman Demir


Data belongs to the camera shown in the photos.

  • Film 120 roll, format 6x9cm [2]
  • Embossing on front of the camera: Ernemann
  • Lens: Ernemann Doppel Anastigmat "Vilar" 105mm f/6.8; filter: slip-on [3]
    • Aperture: f/6.8-f/25, no click stops
    • Setting: lever and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
    • Focus range: 1.7-8m +inf
  • Focusing: bellows focusing, by a radial-lever; index, scale and lever on the right-inside of the front cover
  • Shutter: Cronos >B< leaf shutter; speeds: 1-1/100 +Z & O (T&B); Setting: lever and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cocking and Shutter release: by the same lever, on the lens-shutter barrel, manual shutter cocking and releasing on the same time, for the speed settings, by pressing once the lever, the diaphragm opens and closes
  • Cable release socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Winding lever: on the right side of the camera
  • Viewfinder: Waist level Brilliant Finder on top of the lens standard, turnable 90 degrees left on its own axis for landscape pictures
  • Front shift: Bellows can bend over with a sliding part on the lens standard, vertical with micrometer screw
  • Front plate and bellows opening: first pull the front cover by using front cover leg of the camera, then pull the bellows forward by engaging its rails to the front cover mounted rails, then press the two jagged, knob like chrome handles on front of the lens rails to inwards simultaneously, then pull out the bellows as far as reaching to the focus scale; Closing: simply pull in the bellows as far as it goes, than push to inward the struts
  • Flash PC socket: none
  • Self-timer: none
  • Back cover: hinged, w/ red window, opens by a latch on the top back of the camera
  • Engraving inside of the front cover: Ernemann
  • Tripod socket: 3/8", two, on the bottom and right sides of the camera
  • Lugs for hand grip
  • Body: metal; Weight: 605g

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. McKeown's p.269
  2. It was offered with other formats also.
  3. There are many lens/shutter combinations of the camera.


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