The Linhof Camera Story
Day and night inquiries are reaching Linhof in Munich from all over the world – by e-mail, fax, phone: What’s the year of production of my camera? What’s the difference in my Linhof compared to later models of the same type? Can I use modern accessories including digital backs? These are some of the questions raised by professionals, discriminating amateurs, photo dealers and camera collectors. The Linhof history is dating back more than 128 years now. Thousands of photographers worldwide are presently using new or previously owned Linhof cameras. Thousands of collectors are still storing their “old” cameras in show cases. This second edition of the Linhof Camera Book is complimented by new developments and tailor-made products of the last decade thus combining a long history with the technique of the new millenium. This publication will show in many pictures and comments the development of Linhof cameras starting with the first Technika up to our today’s designs. A “must” for all Linhof-photographers, collectors or people generally interested in photography. (english/german, 144 pages, printed in multi-colour and duplex, hardcover).
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When was my Linhof Camera built?
You want to know when your historical Linhof camera was built? Every day we receive many questions. So you can determine your Linhof Camera:
1. Determine the design:
- Folding baseboard camera type Technika
- Monorail camera
- Compact design
2. Determine the camera number:
- You can find the number for the most Linhof cameras in the accessory shoe.
3. Comprare your camera
- Compare your camera with the pictures on this page.
- Look into the book “The Linhof Camera Story” for more information.
Development of the M 679
The successful Linhof M 679 has undergone various stages of development since its market launch.
> Development stages of the M 679 (PDF), German
The Technorama Story
Overview of the development of Linhof Technorama cameras.
> Technorama Story (PDF), German)