|German TLR ( )|
|35 mm||Contaflex | Flexilette | Optima Reflex|
|4×4||Baby Rolleiflex (1931) | Baby Rolleiflex (1957) | Karma-Flex|
|6×6||Altiflex | Amplion Reflex | Brillant | Flektar | Flexo | Flexora | Flexora II | Flexora III | Foth-Flex | Ikoflex 1 | Ikoflex II | Ikoflex Ia | Ikoflex Ic Ikoflex Favorit | Karma-Flex | Mentorett | Montiflex | Peerflekta | Perfekta | Photina Reflex | Plascaflex | Reflecta | Reflekta | Reflekta II | Rica Flex | Rocca Automatic | Rocca Super Reflex | Rolleiflex | Rolleicord | Rollop | Superb | Superflex | Trumpfreflex | Vitaflex | Weltaflex | Wirgin Reflex|
The Photina is a pseudo TLR camera for 6×6cm exposures on 120 film, made in 1952 by Photavit in Nürnberg, Germany. It resembles a true twin-lens reflex camera, but the viewing lens is not coupled to focus with the taking lens. Its lens is a Roeschlein-Kreuznach Achromat 85mm f/9, and its shutter offers speeds from 1/30 to 1/100 second, plus 'B'. Photavit made it also as Tower Reflex II for Sears.
The Photina II has a faster shutter (1/25-1/200 sec.) and a 3-element Luxar 75mm f/3.5 lens. It was also made as the Tower Reflex III for Sears.
The Photina Reflex (many sources say Photina Reflex III), made from 1954, is a true TLR camera (that is, the lenses are coupled, so the viewfinder of this model shows the focus). It is equipped with a pair of 75mm f/3.5 Steinheil Cassar or Isco Isconar or Westar lenses. The shutter is a Pronto with speeds 1/25 sec. to 1/200 second plus 'B', or a Prontor-SVS shutter (as the one in picture on the right) with speeds 1 - 1/300 second plus 'B'. Photavit made it also as the Tower Reflex 30 for Sears and as OGA-Reflex for Obergassner.
Some Photina Reflex were sold with a pair of close-up lenses to focus from 25 to 50 cm.
|Tower Reflex II|
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|Tower Reflex 30|
image by Aldo Rafael Altamirano (Image rights)
image by Ulmann Patrik (Image rights)
- This Tower 30 has a Westar
- Sears catalogue 1953 with Tower Reflex II and Tower Reflex III (in French)