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The Kalos, named after the Greek word for beautiful, was manufactured by Kalos Kamerbau of Karlsruhe in 1950. Like the HIT style cameras of Japan and the Petie the Kalos uses un-perforated paper backed roll film. The film is 16mm and has a negative size is 9x12mm, giving 24 exposures on the roll. It has "Mikro-Anastigmat f4.5 2cm" engraved on the lens surround, f4.5 and f6.3 lever on the top and and shutter speeds of B, 1/30, 1/50 and 1/100s slider underneath. The body is cast aluminium and is either polished bare metal or has a painted 'silver' finish. Another difference noted is in the window used to view the film count on the backing paper.
Unlike Mycro film, or film used with the Merlin, Coronet or Petie the film winder is part of the spool. There has been more than one type of winder dial seen.
The hard brown case, shown in the photograph above, is unmarked, but the contours match that of the camera.
Sold new for 36DEM in the 1950s.
|Finish/colour||chrome polished or bare metal aluminium with black leatherette|
|Lens||Mikro-Anastigmat f4.5 2cm|
|Shutter||B, 1/30, 1/50, 1/100|
|Case||hard brown button clip case|
|Dimensions||72x38x36 mm (wide x deep x height)|
|Date of Manufacture|
Westlicht 2002/11/15 750EUR,
Ebay 2003/01/05 103.50USD, *2003/07/23 500EUR (blue case), *2003/08/27 482USD (brown case), 2004/04/05 377EUR, 2005/02/03 676.66USD, 2005/09/28 442.53USD (case and box), 2005/12/12 256EUR , 2006/03/13 239.88GBP, 2006/05/20 480EUR+commission, 2006/08/14 308.33USD
Last updated 15th August 2006