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The Baby Lyra Flex (ベビーライラフレックス) is a Japanese camera, about which almost nothing is known. According to its name, it was made by Fuji Kōgaku. It is certainly a reflex camera (SLR, TLR or pseudo TLR) taking 3×4cm or 4×4cm exposures on 127 film.

The Baby Lyra Flex is only mentioned in the official list of set prices compiled in October 1940 and published in January 1941, for ¥77, with no further detail.[1] The price was the same as the Super Flex Baby, a 4×4 SLR made by Umemoto, and it was much higher than the Japanese 3×4 and 4×4 bakelite pseudo TLR of the time.

Notes Edit

  1. "Kokusan shashinki no kōtei kakaku", type 1, section 7.

Bibliography Edit

  • "Kokusan shashinki no kōtei kakaku" (国産写真機の公定価格, Set prices of the Japanese cameras), listing Japanese camera production as of October 25, 1940 and setting the retail prices from December 10, 1940. Published in Asahi Camera January 1941 and reproduced in Shōwa 10—40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10〜40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935—1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7. Pp.108—9. Type 1, section 7.

This camera is not listed in Sugiyama nor in Kokusan kamera no rekishi.


Fuji Kōgaku cameras (edit)
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Bakyna | Semi Lyra | Lyrax Lyra Six | Lyra Flex Lyra (6×9) Semi Lyra | Pioneer Lyra Six | Lyraflex

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