Middl Flex

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Japanese 6×6 TLR
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6×6cm
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The Middl Flex is a twin-lens reflex camera for 6x6 cm pictures on 120 film, made by Otowa in Japan in about 1952.[1] It has 8 cm f/3.5 Very Anastigmat taking and viewing lenses (the taking lens of the example pictures appears to be coated), and an OKS Middl shutter with speeds 1 - 1/200 second, plus 'B'. this is synchronised, with an ASA type contact.


Notes

  1. 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). p770.


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. 82 (brief mention only, wrongly called Middleflex).
  • 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 2179.
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