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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The company made all kinds of optics related products such as condensers and lenses.
Meopta Flexaret VII Instructions For Use Manual
Since Flexarets were made from —the possible values are 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0. This dual frame counter system is needed flexarett shoot rolls with 24 or 36 exposures.
Manuap should only cock the shutter when you are ready to take another exposure, because according to the manual, storing the camera for an extended length of time with the maunal cocked can cause the tension spring to weaken and possibly fail. The baffle only goes in one way, so pay attention to the little protrusion and make sure it goes into the notch on the body otherwise it can fall out.
I am torn with this camera. It was the most exciting thing, after PE and IT classes. I appreciate you updating the review with the image. Since the shutter is coupled to the film advance, there is no separate procedure to cock the shutter. Crown Flexaret – mike eckman dot com. This left counter has the numbers 0 through 4 on it. This line of cameras would be re-released as the Flexette in flexarer, which would be the basis for future Flexaret models.
Various normal run Flexarets foexaret adapted for amateur astronomy. As you can see, there are a lot of things to know before shooting with a Flexaret. My camera did not come with any baffles so I purchased a Flexkin kit on eBay. The Minolta Autocord had a very similar type of focusing system which is said to be easier to use one-handed.
The right frame counter is coupled to the camera and goes from 0 through 9. My Yashica-Mat has a knob focus on the side of the camera which I find to be really easy to use. This is how you get 16 images on a single roll as opposed to My Thoughts TLRs felxaret an interesting type of camera. I found a like new, complete, Flexkin adapter kit with case. Very nice article, I was born in Czechoslovakia and I learned a lot of new things here.
Thank you for the kind words. Not only do I get an flexraet 4 exposures out of a roll, I prefer the aspect ratio of that over the 6 x 6.
None all finder optics covered majual metal plates. I did check into having the mirror replaced but it would have cost about more than I originally paid for the camera. Awesome article on the Flexaret. Once the camera is loaded, you should turn your attention to the frame counters. Compared to my Yashica-Mat in outdoor scenes, the difference is noticeable, but not a deal breaker.
Meopta Flexaret VII () – mike eckman dot com
The last major difference is in selecting the aperture and shutter speed. The Flexaret uses a coupled Light Value Scale with EV numbers 3 — 18 that are supposed to help in selecting the correct exposure. In either case, I have 2 excellent TLRs to choose from which is a good problem to have! Thank you so much for this excellent article, it taught me how to properly operate this mechanical masterpiece.
Once you reach the 10th exposure, the right counter goes to 0 and you must manually turn the left counter to 1, so that the left counter is 1, and the right counter is 0. Over mamual course of the next two decades, the Flexaret models would continue to evolve adding or changing a feature or two at a time culminating with the top of the line Flexaret VII from Once again, many thanks for your wonderful blog.
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Full view of Prestor RVS model. Next Post Mnual Watson Appreciate your observations… I found a like new, complete, Flexkin adapter kit with case. It includes all the flwxaret for the waist level and sport finder, too. While I am sure countries like Czechoslovakia came up in school, for the life of me, I cannot remember anything I would have learned. Mine begins with an 8, so that means it was made in If you want there to be stops, there is a little sliding lever on the left front side of the camera, right in front of the accessory shoe.
Camera type Technical camera made in the twin lens Flexaret VI base. You can still do this with the Flexaret, but it involves pulling back on the black lever pointing to the red EV values, and keep it held back while selecting your chosen shutter speed and aperture. Once you pull it out, it can be turned clockwise or counter clockwise, it does not matter.
Byas a result of decreased need for military applications, Meopta strongly shifted their focus towards civilian products. At this point, you are ready to make your first exposure.