|Zeiss Ikon Tengoflex|
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The Tengoflex (85/16) is a Pseudo TLR camera that was made by Zeiss Ikon from 1941 till 1942 in small quantities. Most of them were delivered to Sweden in 1944.
It creates 6x6cm frames on 120 film.
The Tengoflex has 2 rigid lenses and can best be described as a Box camera in TLR style.
The viewfinder is of the Brilliant finder type.
- Taking lens : Zeiss Ikon Frontar, fixed focus, slide in lens element for close-ups (1 to 3 meter)
- Diaphragm : Either 1:11 or 1:22
- Viewing lens: ?
- Instant (1/25) and T (actually 'B' shutter), selected by pull-tab, top left;
- Shutter release at the top right (marked 'E');
- Cable-release socket at bottom of right side
- Double exposure prevention
- Dimensions HxDxW : 102x118x76 mm
- Weight: c.700 grams
- ↑ 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 1061
- Zeiss Ikon brochure, Tusen och ett motiv, nr.445 30 Sv, Sweden, 1945, page 4.
- Zeiss Ikon Tengoflex at Mike Elek: Classic Cameras
- Tengoflex offered as lot 407 of the 30th Camera Auction by Westlicht Photographica Auction (now Leitz Photographica Auction), 19 November 2016; several excellent pictures of the camera.