This camera is similar to my first camera, that I used about 1970. In those days I could not afford it to buy a new camera, so I bought a seccond-hand one. Lateron I exchanged it for a Yashica. This Adox Polo I bought in Doesburg in August 2000.(addited comment from visitors:)
Voor 69 gulden (incl. paraattas) heb ik op 7/9/1961 een Adox Polo gekocht. Daarmee ongeveer 20 jaren gefotografeerd. Uiteindelijk weggedaan omdat het transportmechanisme steeds vaker weigerde. Reden voor deze mail: in tegenstelling tot uw gegevens, bezat mijn Polo een lens met een sterkte van "slechts" 3,5.
P.s.: het instructieboekje bezit ik nog.
Jan van den Berg (Zuidhorn)
the camera in the picture is not the Adox Polo 1, it is the model 1s. This camera featured a better shutter as well as better lens than the Polo 1. it was also my first 35mm camera, which i bought in 1963 near Munich, Germany.
Siegi Niedermair (Toronto, Canada)
ihave this camera as same as
shown and iwill sell this camera to best offer
kayhan hamasian (tehran- iran)
There has actually been at least three "Polo 1" models, none of them with a conspicuous Polo logo. The "Polo 1" models have the 3.5/45mm Schleussner Adoxar and a Prontor 125 shutter. The early Polo 1 has a plain viewfinder, the later model already has a brightline finder, which explains the confusion with the 1s model (brightline finder, Schneider Radionar L lens, Pronto shutter with selftimer).
I have an Adox Polo but shutter speed is 1/30 - 1/250 + b
paolo gargiulo (roma Italia)
While stationed at Evreux AFB in 1963, I purchased, 2nd. hand, an Adox 300. This is a manual f2.8 to 22, B - 1/500sec focal plain shutter. Camera has an interchangable magazine, you can load 2 kinds of film and before either is exhausted you can switch out magazine. Load one B/W other color then have at it. Camera is in operational shape, just the case is a bit worn.
John Guralny (Liverpool, NY 13088)
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