The Tower line included 35mm cameras, tripods and other accessories - all made by outside manufacturers like Bilora and Mamiya.
The Model 7 was manufactured in Germany by Bilora and is almost exactly the same as Bilora's Blitz Box (with a different faceplate). The high-quality all-metal build even shares some design characteristics with the Zeiss Box Tengor.
Like the Box Tengor, it has best system for easy and safe loading of film - what we call the "fixed film" system - as well as an actual meniscus lens on the outside of the box that is easy to keep clean, yet recessed to prevent damage.
Unlike most box cameras that have a toggle on the side to fire the shutter, the Model 7 has a proper button on the front plate. This button will accept a cable release as well - something we recommend highly for any box camera that accepts them. Also on the front plate is a switch that allows for instant and time shots. Two sockets on top accept a clip-on bulb flash unit.
In terms of overall features, the cameras lacks somewhat, but the high build quality and easy loading film more than make up for any bonus features.
APERTURE: f/11 (?)
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/50
MIN. FOCUS: 2.5m/8ft
BEST FILM: 50-100 ASA
BUILD: All metal body and parts with vinyl strap
MFBOXCO RATING: 9.75
Super solid shooter with easy film loading and flash attachment, but minimal features overall.
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