Rifax

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Rifax is the name given to a series of self-erecting folders made by Beier in the 1930's. There are 6x6 and 6x9 image format models. All take type 120 rollfilm. Focusing is done by moving the whole lensboard by means of a lever on the bed front.

Rifax (6x6)

Specifications


Rifax E (6x6)

Specifications

Only differences with Rifax (6x6) shown.

  • Production start : c.1937
  • Coupled rangefinder


Rifax (6x9)

Specifications

  • Production start : c.1936
  • Format : 8 images 6 x 9 cm or (with mask) 16 images 4.5x6 cm on 120 type rollfilm
  • Known Lens/Shutter combinations :
    Rodenstock Trinar 4.5/10.5 cm lens in a Prontor II or Compur shutter
    Schneider Xenar 4.5/10.5 cm lens in a Prontor II or Compur shutter
    Leitz(?) Elmar 4.5/10.5 cm lens in a Compur shutter
    Rodenstock Trinar 3.9/10.5 cm lens in a Prontor II or Compur shutter
  • Filter Sizes : ?
  • Double exposure prevention : ?
  • Color Finish : Black with chrome ornaments
  • Color Leatherette : Black
  • Dimensions WxHxD: ??x??x?? mm (when folded)
  • Weight: ??? grams


Rifax E (6x9)

Specifications

Only differences with Rifax (6x9) shown.

  • Production start : c.1937
  • Coupled rangefinder
  • Weight: c.750 grams (according to catalog)


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Bibliography

  • Dr.Höhn & Co. Düsseldorf (D), Alles für Photo, Dealers catalog 1938, pages 58 and 62.
  • 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 120.


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