Flexaret VII TLR


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The Flexaret was a twin lens reflex camera built in Czechoslovakia from 1939 to the early 70’s by Meopta.

There were 7 models during the run of this camera ranging in features and design. In this video we’ll take a look at the Flexaret VII and how this wonderful camera worked.

Capable of extremely sharp images and beautiful lens contrast, these cameras are still amazing when you can find them in working condition today.

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Ted
    You convinced me, just bought a lovely Flexaret VII from Cupog himself in Slovakia. I promised myself that I wouldn’t buy any more cameras for a while but after borrowing a Rolleiflex F2.8 last year I just loved the TLR experience. I put it to the back of my mind because Rollei’s aren’t exactly cheep, however your review got me thinking that this was a good alternative. Where can I see some of your shots taken with the Flexaret?
    Cheers
    Tom

  2. says

    Hi Ted, really enjoying this latest series on medium format photography. I am currently in the market for a medium format camera so this came at the perfect time for me! There is so much history and build quality in these camera systems, makes me think we are going backwards in many respects with modern equipment….can you imagine a digital camera lasting 60 years!!

    Keep up the great work!