|German TLR ( )|
|35 mm||Contaflex | Flexilette | Optima Reflex|
|4×4||Baby Rolleiflex (1931) | Baby Rolleiflex (1957) | Karma-Flex|
|6×6||Altiflex | Amplion Reflex | Brillant | Flektar | Flexo | Flexora | Flexora II | Flexora III | Foth-Flex | Ikoflex 1 | Ikoflex II | Ikoflex Ia | Ikoflex Ic Ikoflex Favorit | Karma-Flex | Mentorett | Montiflex | Peerflekta | Perfekta | Photina Reflex | Plascaflex | Reflecta | Reflekta | Reflekta II | Rica Flex | Rocca Automatic | Rocca Super Reflex | Rolleiflex | Rolleicord | Rollop | Superb | Superflex | Trumpfreflex | Vitaflex | Weltaflex | Wirgin Reflex|
The Flexora was the first of that line of TLRs made by Lipca, Barntrup. It is in fact a continuation of the Flexo which had to change name after a trademark dispute with Franke & Heidecke. Production started in 1951 and ended that same year when the Flexora II came out.
It was sold with the following Lens/Shutter combinations :
- Type I, an Enna Ennar 4.5/7.5cm taking lens in a Vario shutter.
- Type II, an Enna Ennar 3.5/7.5cm taking lens in a Prontor-S shutter.
- Type III, an Enna Ennagon 3.5/7.5cm taking lens in a Prontor-S shutter.
All taking lenses are coated.
Focusing is done by an anchor under the taking lens, like on the Minolta Autocord I and the Meopta Flexaret VII. It takes 6×6 pictures on 620 or 120 film. The film is transported with a knob on the right of the camera. An odd series of apertures 3.5, 4.5 5.3, 8, 12, 18 and 25 is marked on a scale under the taking lens.
A Frame-counter/Transport-stop was an option for the Flexora. This frame-counter was delivered to Lipca by Plaubel and closely resembles the counter Plaubel used on their prewar Roll-Op folding camera.
|image by Nick Zamora (Image rights)|
|Lipca Flexo Richard|
image by Wolf (Image rights)
- Personal Lipca research documentation, courtesy of long time Lipca collector and history investigator Herr Ulf Schopfer, Bad Pyrmont, Germany
- Peter Barz, article "Lipca Teil 1, eine Neugründung der Nachkriegszeit" in the German magazine "Photographica Cabinett 25/02"
- Peter Barz, article "Lipca Teil 2, Die Kameras de Lippischen Camerafabrik Richter & Fischer GmbH, Barntrup" in the German magazine "Photographica Cabinett 26/02"
- Photo Porst Catalog (German) 1952, page 167