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Suter Tropica Camera

The Tropica camera was manufactured by Optische Anstalt E. Suter of Basel, Switzerland in circa 1908. A tropical camera made of impregnated teak wood, with inlaid brass angles to resist any influence of harsh climates. Extremely solid construction. Described as " A tropical camera that combines a very pleasing, elegant appearance with unmatched functionality and durability". Constructed with an impregnated brown leather bellows for durability. The standard was also made of brass as was the metal fittings. The lens could be adjusted up, down and lateral for focus adjustment. It also featured a fold-down brilliant finder and a double extension bellows for use with various lens. When the bellows is pulled out it reaches infinity stop and further adjustments can be made with the use of a scale and/or focusing screen with a pop-up leather light shield. It was fitted with a compur shutter and either a Suter Doppel-Ansatigmat f6.8 Series I lens or a Suter Doppel-Plasmat F5.5 Sereis l lens. The camera came with three 9 x 12 brass cartridges for glass plates or it could be used with film packs. The Tropica camera measured 5 x 12 x 16cm and weighed 1200 grams.

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