Dekko De Luxe Cine Camera
|Produced||:||1937 - 1952|
|Film Type||:||Daylight Loading Charger|
|Lens Type||:||Taylor-Hobson Anastigmat|
|Focal Range||:||6ft - inf.|
|Apertures||:||f/2.5 - f/16|
|Shutter Type||:||High Grade Clockwork|
|Shutter Speeds||:||B &T(8-64 fps), I (single frame)|
|Size (w x h x d)||:||65 x 135 x 135 mm|
Art Deco Credentials
Significant: Pronounced and self evident
- Produced during the main Art Deco period.
- Curvilinear body shape.
- Symmetrical Art Deco geometric design on face plate.
- Chrome fan shaped shutter control
- Chrome geometric shaped winding Key
- Other Chrome highlights.
- Art Deco 'DEKKO' nameplate molded into side.
This De Luxe Dekko features a handsome wearproof cast aluninium case. Its Art Deco design is self evident but not as prominent as the original bakelite version. Many controls are heavily chromium plated and it has a real leather handle.
It takes most daylight chargers and film. It came with the choice of different lenses which were interchangeable. Mine has got the Taylor-Hobson Anastigmat f/2.5. Other choices included an f/3.5 fixed focus 20mm, the Ross f/1.9 and an f/2.8 or f/1.5 micrometer focussing lens. It has a large optical viewfinder close to the lens to minimise parallax. Parallax compensation can be applied by turning a knob on the rear having a range of 2ft to infinity.
The special high-grade clockwork motor is combined with polished and hardened steel gears. This ensures even and silent running. The powerful mainspring allows 30ft of film to be shot with one winding.
In addition to the normal speed of 16 frames per second, half speed of 8fps and ultra fast speed of 64fps can be used. This allows for real slow motion and other trick pictures to be taken. The operating trigger can be set for single snapshots, short clips or continuous running. The footage indicator shows the exact length of film shot, foot by foot.
It has a tripod bush and a safety door catch to prevent accidental opening.