C. H. Hofmans was a Belgian camera maker in the 1890s, whose address was 50, rue du Viaduc 50 Ixelles-lez-Bruxelles. It made a twin-lens reflex camera in 9×12cm format.
At about the same time, the Japanese company Konishi Honten (predecessor of Konica) imported "Hoffman's Detective Cameras", perhaps corresponding to this same manufacturer. (The Sakura Honor made by Konishi was inspired from these cameras.)
- ↑ Hofmans TLR sold as lot no.505 of Westlicht Photographica Auction no.1 (linked below).
- ↑ See this page at R. Konishi Rokuoh-sha.
- Hofmans twin-lens reflex, with Steinheil Gruppen-Aplanat viewing and taking lenses, and with hooded viewfinders for vertical and horizontal orientation; lot no.505 of auction no.1 (15 November 2002) by Westlicht Photographica Auction (now Leitz Photographica Auction)
- Detective cameras at Terasaki's R. Konishi Rokuoh-sha, showing an advertisement by Konishi Honten for Hoffman's Detective Cameras, and two older detective cameras made by Konishi Honten