The Copenflex (コペンフレックス) is a Japanese 6×6 TLR, made in 1954 by Tōsei Kōki.
The Copenflex is a copy of the Rolleicord. The focusing is done by moving the front plate back and forth. The focusing and film advance knobs are on the photographer's right. The film advance is semi-automatic and there is a round window for an exposure counter at the top right. The viewing hood contains a sportsfinder and a large magnifying lens. The COPENFLEX nameplate has stepped edges.
Two wheels are visible on the front, certainly used to set the speed and aperture. The lens is a Chibanon or Chibanone (チバノン) 75/3.5 and the shutter is a synchronized TKS (B, 1–200, self-timer). The name TKS is engraved between the viewing and taking lenses.
No surviving example of the Copenflex has been observed so far.
- ↑ Advertisement published in Asahi Camera, reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p. 137.
- ↑ Advertisement published in Camera Friend, reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p. 138.
- Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. 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. Item 519.
The Copenflex is not listed in Sugiyama.