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The Selcaflex is a Japanese 6×6 TLR camera. It was perhaps made by a company called Kyōwa, as the markings on the camera seem to indicate.[1] The company logo is not the same as that used by Kyōwa Kōki (maker of the Flora Six and Kyowa Six); this perhaps indicates that the Selcaflex was made by a different Kyōwa company.

Description Edit

The Selcaflex has externally geared lenses, with a focusing tab on the taking lens. There is a metal casing surrounding the two lenses, and the shutter release protrudes from this casing on the photographer's right.

The film advance is by a knob on the photographer's right and is controlled by a red window at the bottom of the back, protected by a vertically sliding cover. There is a depth-of-field table on the back, above the red window.

The viewing hood has a KSK logo on the front, and a loupe is hinged to its rear part. The name Selca flex is inscribed on a nameplate with a stepped border.

The lenses are Kyowa Seltar 7.5cm f/3.5. The bezels are engraved SELTAR F:3.5 f=7.5cm Kyowa Co. No.xxxx. The aperture scale is screwed to the front casing, under the taking lens, and has a KYOWA CAMERA WORKS marking.

The shutter is a Selca, gives B, 1–200 speeds, has a self-timer and a PC synch post.[2]

The only surviving example observed so far is pictured here and here at Japan Family Camera, it is probably the same which is pictured here at Asacame.

Notes Edit

  1. In this page and this page at Japan Family Camera, the Selcaflex is attributed to "Kyōwa Kōgaku" (協和光学), but this is a mere guess. In one of the two pages, this hypothetical "Kyōwa Kōgaku" is confused with Kyōwa Kōki (協和光機), maker of the Flora Six and Kyowa Six.
  2. Selca name: this page at Japan Family Camera.

Bibliography Edit

The Selcaflex is not listed in Sugiyama or in Kokusan kamera no rekishi.

Links Edit

In Japanese:

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