(1959) Although the camera had many advanced features it was almost as large as a 35mm camera. It was the first camera to use a cassette which would later be called the RADA cassette -- used in Wirgin cameras as well as the Rollei 16. The film is contained in a miniature 35mm cassete and is pulled onto a take-up reel inside the camera. At the end of the roll, the film is rewound into the feeder cassette. Unlike most later Rada cassette cameras, the Goldeck did not use the perforations to advance the film, so any type of 16mm film (perforated or not) can be used in this camera. A large plunger on the top of the camera (which many assume to be the shutter release) actually is the film advance mechanism. It produces a 10x14mm image. Every camera had interchangeable lens mounts -- that's right -- MOUNTS. There was one mount for the Goldeck lenses and another one that would take C-mount movie lenses. Shutter speeds of B, 1/25 - 1/200. Two lenses were available. Both were 20mm f2.8 lenses -- one focusing (to three feet), the other non-focusing. It was very large for a 16mm camera so many think it a 35mm camera when they first see it. Cold shoe on top. PC connection on the front, and film rewind crank on the bottom
Almost identical to the original. It is an updated version with more shutter speeds: B, 1 - 1/300. In addition, two telephoto lenses were available: 50mm f2.8 and 75mm f3.8.
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