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Flash was a camera store chain based in France, founded around 1960.

They are known for their private label brand Ifba which was introduced around 1970. The brand and stores were advertised as making the cheapest retail offers in France and offering products of Japan's biggest factories.

OEM products of international makers were badged Ifbaflex SLRs, Ifbagon (lenses), Ifbalit (studio lights), Ifbatronic (flashes), Ifbanox (enlargers), Ifbascope (telescopes) and so on.


Ifba brand

  • Ifba 35
  • Ifba 500
  • Ifba Signal Flash

Astral brand

35mm SLRs

M42 lenses


  • Ifbatronic (flash)
  • Ifbalit 1000 simplex (studio light)

Super 8 cine cameras

  • Ifba Mirage M8 de luxe
  • Ifba Mirage M10S
  • Ifba Mirage E Electronic 60S