Literature for Iloca Products and Associated Accessories
Samples of Photographic Literature
Literature for Iloca products is not all that common and can be difficult to find. One main source is the instruction manuals that came with the original products. In addition there are advertisements and brochures from the period, and occasionally you will find articles in old magazines. During the 1950's, Focal Press produced a booklet on the Iloca range.
These sources contain useful information about each item of equipment, although you may find them printed in English or German depending on the original country that they were sold in.
That said, most of the products are reasonably straightforward to operate, and photographers who are familiar with cameras from this era can usually sort things out without too much trouble. There are a few tricky exceptions, such as how to remove the camera backs on some of the camera models, how to tension the shutters and load the film on other models, and the fact that some cameras will not operate unless a film has been loaded.