|Malcaflex II in an anonymous column in the January 1955|
issue of Shashin Kōgyō (写真工業). (Image rights)
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. 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.
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