Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vintage Reflecta II camera

This camera is for parts or display only (No lens)



The Reflecta is a German TLR made by Richter in Tharandt, Germany from the early 1930s onwards.After the war this company was succeeded by Reflecta Kamera-Werke Tharandt then Kamera-Werk Tharandt in East Germany, which continued to sell the camera. The Reflecta was renamed Reflekta in 1949 and the production of later derivatives was taken over by Welta (see Reflekta). In West Germany, the company Lipca also emerged from the former Richter, and it made the related Flexo and Flexora TLR cameras.
The Reflekta is a continuation of the Reflecta by Kamera-Werk Tharandt. The model name was spelled with a "k" from 1949 onwards. The Reflekta II is a version with double exposure prevention.

The production of the Reflekta and Reflekta II was taken over in 1950 by VEB Welta-Kamera-Werk, a merger of Welta and Kamera-Werk Tharandt.

The Reflekta was replaced by the Weltaflex in the mid-1950s.

Description and specs of the Reflekta II

Focusing is done by a lever under the taking lens. The framecounter is a small red window on the back of the camera. The viewfinder is rather dim.

Four 75/3.5 lenses are reported: the Triotar and Trioplan by Meyer, the Meritar by Ludwig and the Pololyt by ROW. Similarly, four different shutters are known on this camera; Cludor (B, 1–1/200s), Junior and Vebur (B, 1–1/250s), Prontor-SV (B, 1–1/300s). It uses 120 film.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have one that in very similar, but it much better condition, the leather case is un blimished'the camera appear in perfect condition, I am trying to find out value, write me email is name is June

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