Montiflex

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Note: a different Montanus Montiflex which lacks the curved bevel above the viewing lens is a name variant of the Montanus Delmonta.

The Montiflex is a 1956 TLR produced by Potthoff&Co (later Montanus Kamerafabrik) in Solingen, West-Germany. The most unusual characteristic is the focusing magnifier stored in the bottom of the camera. In this same space an extra roll of film can be stored.

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Specs

Both the Montiflex's taking and viewing lenses are Plascanar 75/3.5 . It has a Prontor SVS shutter (b, 1-1/300s). Unlike other Montanus cameras, the Montiflex has an light value or LV scale on the taking lens. This system automatically changes the aperture when the speeds are changed.

It takes 6×6 pictures on 120 film. Transporting the film does not cock the shutter; it has to be set manually on the taking lens. Lenses accept push-on filters only; there's no filter thred or bayonet. The camera has a flash contact under the taking lens. There is however, no flash shoe present on the body.

Variations

  • Variations with 80/2.8 Steinheil Cassar exist.
  • The Ultraflex is a name variant
  • A version was sold by Wirgin as the Edixa 6x6

Sources

  • McKeown 1997/1998 p 328
  • article in Photo Deal IV 2003, a German language camera/photographica magazine.

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