Flexaret IIa


Made by Meopta in the early 50s in Czechoslovakia. Prontor SV shutter - T, B, 1-1/300, Mirar II 80mm, f3.5 lens, a four element Tessar formula.  Initially the 1-1/10 shutter speeds were not functioning but was brought back to life by a dose of Naphtha, judicious use of a blower + shutter exercise. Basic TLR - red window frame counter + manual shutter cocking = no double exposure prevention. The viewfinder is not as bright as the Fresnel equipped Yashica-Mat but comparable to the Rolleicord III. A very capable picture taker.

Foma 100, 60 minutes in Rodinal 1:100

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