FLEXARET AUTOMAT VI. The Flexaret twin lens reflex cameras are a product of the Czechoslovakian company. Meopta (manufacturers of enlarging equipment) . The Flexaret manual linked at the top of this review has a decent explanation of this system on page 18 of the PDF manual (its the one that. I just got a Flexaret VI and was wondering if anyone knew where I could get an english manual. I’ve seen one for the VII, are they similar?.

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Once war broke out and Germany occupied the country, Optikotechna continued making military optics for the German war effort.

I found a like new, complete, Flexkin adapter kit with case. Coupled Reflex Viewfinder Shutter: This taking lever was redesigned as a long curved piece of metal with a depth of field scale in between dual knobs mnaual the Flexaret V.

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The reason for this is because the Flexaret VII also supports 35mm film which allows for a lot more exposures than film would. Over the course of the next mznual decades, the Flexaret vlexaret would continue to evolve adding or changing a feature or two at a time culminating with the top of the line Flexaret VII from It would have been a huge technological feat to make an automatic frame counter that could go all the way up to 48, so Meopta chose to do with this two counter method.


I am assuming it has to be moved clockwise from its current 60 position.

The frame counter on the left has to be manually turned by the photographer and is flexatet internally coupled to anything. See the no double exposure capabilities. Flexaret Standard black and gray different finishings and name variations.

Starting with the Flexaret II, they all had a swiveling focus lever beneath the taking lens. This same device switches 24×36 to 24×24 when using 35mm film. Red window film counter 6X6 and 4,5X6 capabilities.

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Crown Flexaret – mike eckman dot com. This left counter has the numbers 0 through 4 on it. Appreciate your observations… I found a like new, complete, Flexkin adapter kit with case. It is a simple metal frame that merely slides into position.

Flexaret Standard Grey Manuzl. A red dot will be visible when the shutter is unlocked. Most models after the Flexaret V with the exception being the Standard had an optional adapter for 35mm film, although all Flexarets were designed primarily for roll film. I appreciate you felxaret the review with the image. The lens is permanently set at infinity. Do I have to pull on it?

When the camera arrived, I was delighted to see that not only was there an old camera in the case, but it was definitely a Flexaret VII! Compared to my Yashica-Mat in outdoor scenes, the difference is noticeable, but not a deal breaker. Your points praising the camera are spot on though, it is an extremely well-made camera, nice and heavy — quality.


In the bottom rear face you have a switch lfexaret 6×6 or 4.

Very nice article, I was born in Czechoslovakia and I learned a lot of new things here. If you do not properly roll the film so that the Start indicator is on the take-up spool, the film will not be ready for the first frame. We talked a lot about the Roman and Ottoman Empires, the struggles of England and France, and how western colonization helped form the basis for the US.

Meopta Flexaret VII (1968)

I was placing this baffle upside down. In regards to the transmission lever, to move its position, you must pull it out away from the camera and then rotate it degrees to the other position. This is a little hard to explain, but if you have a Flexaret VII in front of you, it should be pretty obvious how it works. Full view of Prestor RVS model. Loading way for 35mm on Flexaret VI. The camera was in pretty flexare shape and appeared to be in operating condition.

See the image to the right showing the baffle correctly installed inside of the camera. This model introduced lens bayonets and auto film indicator in back door Year of production: