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The Leidox is a 1950 viewfinder camera from Leidolf, making 4x4 cm square images on 127 film. Originally introduced under the name Leidax. The 50cm f/3.8 triplet lens uses scale focusing. The Leidox Ia and Leidox II replaced the original Vario shutter with a better Prontor-S.
- Looking at a Leidox or a Lordox you may be puzzled as to how the back opens. There’s no obvious lock, button or key and the rewind knob does not lift. You have to rotate the two strap lugs forward 90º and then the whole back can be removed.