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Japanese 6×6 TLR
Postwar models (M–Z)
6×6cm
M–Z
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The Rectaflex is a Japanese 6×6 TLR camera made by Kigawa Kōgaku, name variant of the Tubasaflex. The camera was not announced or advertised in Japan,[1] and was perhaps made for export only.

Description Edit

The Rectaflex is the first real slr camera in the world by an italian project in the '50 and not a "japanese" camera !!!!!

Notes Edit

  1. The Rectaflex is not listed in Kokusan kamera no rekishi.

Bibliography Edit

  • Kanno Tsunetoshi (管野経敏). "A kara Z no kokusan niganrefu" (AからZの国産二眼レフ, Japanese TLRs from A to Z). In Miryoku saihakken: Nigan refu: Firumu kamera ha e no messēji (魅力再発見・二眼レフ:フィルムカメラ派へのメッセージ, Fascination rediscovery: TLRs: A message to film cameras). Tokyo: Shashinkogyo Syuppansha, 2006. P.116. (The camera is described as a "Rekta" [sic].)
  • McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). P.464.
  • 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. Item 2226.

The Rectaflex is not listed in Kokusan kamera no rekishi.

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