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Tthe Bedfordflex is a plastic pseudo TLR for 127 film made in Hong Kong. Its generally flimsy construction and the presence of a marking "No. 152" on the bottom suggests it may have come from the same Great Wall Plastics Co. as the Diana . The oddly-spelled Plasicion lens brand is also seen on some examples of the Diana De Luxe.
The Bedfordflex seems to be a twin of the Hong Kong-made Stellarflex, Wonderflex, Randorflex, Iloflex Splendidflex and Roskoflex. All are marked "f8 speed 1/50 sec.," have similar nameplates, and are billed as "double-lens reflex" cameras. But these are not true TLRs, as the lenses are fixed focus and the simple brilliant finder does not offer true reflex focusing.
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|Wonderflex name variant|
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|Chinese TLRs |
and "pseudo TLRs"
|Cangle | Dalian | Eastar | Emei | Five-Goats | Hongmei-5 ||
Hua Ying | Hua Zhong | Mudan | Pearl River | Qingdao SF-2 | Rainbow | Seagull 4 | Seagull 4A | Seagull 4B | Seagull 4C |
Seagull 4D | Shanghai | Splendidflex | Temple of Heaven | Wuhan Youyi | YC-75X100
|Bedfordflex | Binaflex | Halina A1 | Halina Prefect | Halina Viceroy | Haking Mirroflex II | Traveller|