Beautyflex

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The Beautyflex are a series of Japanese 6×6 TLR cameras made by Taiyōdō Kōki, later Beauty Camera.

There were quite a number of different models produced. There is a big difference in the focusing system between early Beautyflexes and the later ones. Early ones have front lens cell focusing with gear coupled taking and viewing lenses. The later ones have the traditional lens board movement focusing.

Beautyflex III

Beautyflex IV



Beautyflex V

  • Production period : c.1953
  • Format : 6 x 6 cm on 120 type rollfilm
  • Known Lens/Shutter combinations :
    Doimer Anastigmat 3.5/80 mm lens in a ??? shutter
  • Filter Sizes : ?
  • Flash synchronization : ???
  • Lighmeter system : none
  • Double exposure prevention : ???
  • Color Finish : Black
  • Color Leatherette : Black
  • Dimensions WxDxH :  ??x??x?? mm
  • Weight: ??? grams


Beautyflex D

 
  • Production period : c.1955
  • Format : 6 x 6 cm on 120 type rollfilm
  • Known Lens/Shutter combinations :
    Tri-Lausar 3.5/80 mm lens in a Taiyodo Koki Synchro-MX shutter
    Biokor 3.5/80 mm lens in a Taiyodo Koki Synchro-MXV shutter
    Biokor 3.5/80 mm lens in a Copal-MX shutter
  • Filter Sizes : ?
  • Flash synchronization : Socket on frontpanel, M- and X-synchronization
  • Lighmeter system : none
  • Double exposure prevention : Yes
  • Color Finish : Black
  • Color Leatherette : Black
  • Dimensions WxDxH :  ??x??x?? mm
  • Weight: ??? grams


Beautyflex S


Beautyflex T

The Beautyflex T was produced in the mid-1950s. It uses a FC Telmer 80mm f/3.5 optics as well as a TKK MX shutter with speeds of 1 to 1/300 of a second.


Beautyflex 2.8



Bibliography

  • Watakushi no ni-gan-refu kamera-ten (私の二眼レフカメラ展, Exhibition of twin lens reflex cameras). Tokyo: JCII Camera Museum, 1992. (Exhibition catalogue, no ISBN number.) P. 26.

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