People say this camera is extremely rare... so, imagine my
surprise when I saw my preferred vintage camera's vendor (*) fill the
space left empty by the Fotobox GOLDY I just bought with...
another Fotobox !
Precursor of the Metabox GOLDY,
the Fotobox had a very short career. Its trapezoid body has not a good
rigidness. Its edges are sharp, not very well adjusted and with a poor
finish. The market sentence is immediate, customers are reluctant to buy
the Fotobox and GOLDSTEIN stops soon the manufacturing of this camera.
The Fotobox uses a film 620 producing negatives of format
6x9 cm. The film advance is coupled with the rewind mechanism. Two
shutter speeds are
available: Instantaneous and Pause B.
The camera is equipped with a large folding viewfinder. The
lens is an aplanatique lens Stigmar Fluore.
If the camera is rare, what can we say about its commercial
packaging ? I had the chance to buy mine with its original one.
(*) Jean-Robert Wurth