Malcaflex

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The Malkaflex is a TLR camera for 6x6 cm pictures on 120 film, made by Musashi from about 1952. The examples seen have a Horinor 7.5 cm f/3.5 anastigmat, and a TKS shutter with speeds 1 - 1/200 second. They have a focus knob on the left side.

TLR-Cameras.com shows a Malcaflex, which has the shutter release on the bottom right of the lens panel, and a PC socket on the front left.[1] The camera has a window (presumably a frame-counter) on the left side, suggesting auto-stop film advance. The site also shows a Malcaflex II (the name plate still reads 'Malcaflex'), with the shutter release positioned for the left index finger. There is a swiveling cable-release adapter next to the button. This camera does not have the frame-counter window. An advertisement from 1954 shows the same camera.[2]


Notes

  1. Malcaflex and Malcaflex II at TLR-Cameras.com.
  2. Advertisement for the Malcaflex dated 1954, reproduced at Shashin-Bako.

Bibliography

  • Lewis, Gordon, ed. The History of the Japanese Camera. Rochester, N.Y.: George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, 1991. ISBN 0-935398-17-1 (paper), 0-935398-16-3 (hard). P.80 (brief mention only).
  • McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). P.705.
  • Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985. ISBN 4-257-03187-5. Item 2151.

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