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The Spartus Spartaflex series is medium format pseudo TLRs or real TLRs, manufactured by Spartus, Chicago, USA in 1940s.[1]


Spartaflex TLR type


  • Format: roll 120 film, 6x6cm frames
  • Lenses:
    • Taking lens: manual front focusing in pseudo TLR types
    • Finder lens: focusable achromatic finder lens of the TLR variant is gearwheel coupled to the camera lens, and the taking lens has "feet from subject" markings around the barrel
  • Aperture: f/7.5-f/22, settig via a dial behind the lens, turns and selects the aperture. This dial has different sized openings corresponding to the aperture openings.
  • Shutter: one speed simple rotary shutter, instant 1/60 / time
  • Viewfinder: waist-level ground glass viewfinder and sport finders as a folding frames or a big wire finder
  • Flash sync: only instant speed is 1/60, special dedicated flash mounting device
  • Body: plastic

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 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.898


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