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The camera is shaped as a box. The advance knob, Time and Instant selector and release lever are placed on the right-hand side, as seen by the photographer. There is an accessory shoe and a two-pin female plug on the left, perhaps for flash synchronization. The viewing hood has a striated pattern, and consists of a single door, providing no protection for the light coming from behind. The L-shaped back is hinged to the bottom and is locked in the closed position by a large spring latch. The film advance is controlled via a single uncovered red window, around the middle of the back.
The lens is a fixed-focus f/8 meniscus achromat. The front plate has art-deco style patterns, with the camera name inscribed at the top, and the words KONDOX and MADE IN JAPAN at the bottom.
The camera is known in two minor variations. One has the name Cometflex in one word, and has the lens marking comet achromat F:8. The other has the name Comet flex in two words, and has sakura achromat F:8 on the lens rim.
- ↑ Sugiyama, items 4118–9.
- ↑ Example pictured in Sugiyama, item 4118, and example observed in an online auction.
- ↑ Example pictured in Sugiyama, item 4119, and example pictured in Takasaki, p.66 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.49 (they are perhaps the same).
- Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985. ISBN 4-257-03187-5. Items 4118–9.
- Takasaki Akio (高崎晶夫). "Kokusan 6×6cm-han nigan-refu A to Z" (国産6×6cm判二眼レフA to Z, Japanese 6×6cm TLR A to Z). Kamera Rebyū: Kurashikku Kamera Senka (カメラレビュー クラシックカメラ専科) / Camera Review: All about Historical Cameras no.49, December 1998. ISBN 4-257-13022-9. Amerika-sei 35mm renzu-shattā kamera (アメリカ製35mmレンズシャッターカメラ, issue about American 35mm lens-shutter cameras). Pp.64–73.
This camera is not listed in Kokusan kamera no rekishi.