This site is about Iloca cameras and associated equipment, and about the company that produced them - the Iloca Kamera-Werk, Hamburg, Germany.
The site takes a brief look at the Iloca Company, its approach to camera manufacturing, and its position in the marketplace during the 1950's.
The site features models from the Iloca camera range, plus some of the accessories that are available to suit that range - genuine Iloca accessories manufactured by the company for its own range of equipment, as well as other accessories available from a wide variety of manufacturers.
The site also features a Pintsch Bamag Duplex stereo slide projector for those interested in the type of equipment used for projecting stereo slides onto a silver lenticular screen during the 1950's.
2D and 3D Photo Galleries ...
The Iloca Stereo II Camera and Accessories
There are both 2D galleries and 3D galleries containing photos taken with various Iloca cameras over the years. The 3D (stereo) photos can be viewed in several formats - anaglyph for viewing with "Red-Cyan" glasses; side by side stereo pairs in crosseyed and parallel formats; and single (2D) photos taken from one of the original stereo pairs.
In addition, each equipment page contains a gallery of photos showing the actual items.
To round things off, you will find a page of photographic literature obtained from various sources such as advertisements, manuals, brochures and magazines.
And one Final Note ...
I have deliberately tried to follow a particular theme. That is, in addition to collecting Iloca branded cameras, I have endeavoured to include compatible accessories and various other photographic oddments from the Iloca era to suit. Hopefully this has resulted in an interesting and diverse collection.
My early interest was mainly centred around the stereo items, an area of photography in which Iloca invested quite a lot of effort during the 1950's. Initially, a disproportionate amount of this site was devoted to that particular branch of photography. However, as time has gone on, I have managed to obtain representative examples of most of the Iloca models, both stereo and single lens models. I trust that this has widened the scope of this site for others who share the same interest!
I hope you enjoy this site.
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