This one definitely flew over the cuckoo's nest! :-)
Note: I done told anyone who would listen that my film cameras
are far more interesting than my digital gear, and this
camera might well be the 'oddest' in my collection. It is
a Linhof 220, a medium format camera that shoots 6x7, and
comes with a fixed 90mm f/3.5 Linhof-Technikar lens. It's 'weird'
not only in its looks, but for a few reasons. For one thing, it's set
up for use mainly for vertical photos, hence it's more of a portrait
camera than it is a landscape camera. I believe it was meant to be
a press camera. Of course, you can shoot horizontal if you'd like,
but it's quite cumbersome. It's also 'weird' in the fact that the
shutter is a trigger on the pistol grip.
It's quite a rare bird, but I got her very cheaply because
she's got "issues" so to speak. The rangefinder is a bit touch
and go, and the camera has a real problem with film spacing,
both of which I am trying to repair in my spare time. The times
when I can get a good shot out of it, I'm impressed with the
sharpness and contrast from the lens, it's tack sharp.
To see some really esoteric camera collections, please see the links below.
My collection is nothing compared to these guys.