Balda Baldessa 1b

Balda Baldessa 1b – a mini-review – By Cameradactyl (Ethan)

I love cameras, big and small. I build a bunch of pretty large ones at But when I go out lugging a 4×5 or 8×10 I also like to take along a tiny camera in my bag.  One of my favorites is the Balda Baldsssa 1b.  I think it is one of the most underrated cameras ever.  I bought it years ago as part of a lot, not knowing what it was, not really interested in it, I probably paid around $5 for it.  It surprised me, and I love it, although it is not without its quirks.