Pentaflex SL

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There is also the 1955 Pentaflex SLR by Tokiwa Seiki.

The Pentaflex SL is a 35mm film SLR camera introduced by KW in 1967. It uses an M42 lens mount.

It is a fully mechanical camera requiring no batteries. It has a cloth shutter with speeds of 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250 and 1/500 plus a bulb mode. The shutter release is located on the front of the body and is compatible with common cable releases. A locking feature on the collar prevents accidental exposure during transport. McKeown says this camera is the same as the Praktica Nova.[1]

The Pentaflex - Color 2.8/50 lens seen on some of these cameras appears to be a rebadged all-black Domiplan.


  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). Page 584.