The Plaubel Peco Junior was introduced at the end of the 1950s to the market by the German company PLAUBEL. Two versions of this flatbed monorail camera were produced, a 6×9 cm and a 4×5 inch version. Here we deal with the smaller of the two, the PL69D. The camera was not as sophisticated as some of the larger (and more expensive) PLAUBEL large format cameras, but has a lot of features and in its original state weighs only about 1.5 kg (without a lens). The monorail is 28 cm long and a center cograil allows geared focusing. The original back with a Makina groove adapter holds a ground glass with an attachable light shielding hood and can take as well plates for sheet film and 120 roll films. There are roll film cassettes for 6×9 cm, and with shields also 6×6 and 4.5×6 cm format is possible, and a special cassette can be used for 35 mm film. The rear standard offers swing and tilt while the front standard allows rise, fall and side shifts but no swing. Besides the standard bellows, which is leather pleated, a sack bellows was available for wide angle lenses.
The technical parameters were given in the camera brochure with a wide range of possible movements of the standards for such a small camera:
Also a complete set of accessories was available and lenses from the 47 mm Super Angulon to a 240 mm Tele Arton: