Minolta twin-lens from 1937 (83 years old) - Flex model.
The model is called Minolta Flex, even though this is not mentioned anywhere on the camera.
According to my research, it is the very first twin lens camera designed in Japan. Minolta was truly a pioneer in several areas.
It is in good overall condition with some signs of normal wear. It was tested with an old expired film and winding, shutter and trigger release seem to work normally.
It is equipped with a 100% Japanese lens: a Promar Anastigmat Nippon 75 mm opening at f.3.5. The shutter speeds range from 1s to 1/300th (a sacred performance in 1937) and B; as well as the aperture scale which was still not standardised from f.3.5 to f.25.
Aiming is done in three different ways: on the go with a classic viewfinder, via the focusing screen for a reflex viewfinder and via a magnification glass for precise focusing. Finally, note the Minolta logo from that time, the famous MTS engraved on the upper cover.
This is a rare and practically impossible to find model, especially in Europe.
- Meerdere apparaten/lenzen
- Model/type nummer
- Minolta Flex I - Bon état - 1937 - Rare
- Object/apparaat type
- Twin lens reflex (TLR ) camera
- Goed (gebruikt en in werkende staat met zichtbare gebruikssporen)
- Aantal apparaten/lenzen
- In werkende staat