Film Camera of Week 1 – Reflekta

 

 

 

Reflekta was East German TLR made from 1949 till mid 50`s. It shot as most TLR`s in 6×6 format, using 120 film. This camera has integrated 75/3.5 lens so it is not changeable. Shutters were made by four different manufacturers so top speed varied from 1/200 to 1/300.  Slowest speed was 1 second with additional bulb mode.

 

Reflekta from Camera-wiki.com

 

Reflekta from Camera-wiki.com

 

 

Prices:

Only manual of this camera is available at KEH.com for little over 1$. There is one right now on Ebay with no bids, 4 days to go and starting price is 10.60$ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-c1949-RICHTER-REFLEKTA-120-TLR-camera-/180747845211?pt=AU_Vintage_Cameras&hash=item2a15693e5b#ht_546wt_1397

There are also  bunch of these cameras in German eBay. Keep in mind that if you are out shopping for Europen made cameras, they will be in bigger numbers in German and UK Ebay than in Ebay.com

More info:

http://www.thecamerasite.net/06_TLR_Cameras/Pages/reflekta%20II.htm

http://www.tlr-cameras.com/German/Richter-Welta.html  – This is great site about TLR`s, huge amount of info there if you are interested in TLR`s

 

Verdict: Just a simple east German TLR. Don`t pay too much for it and be vary of mechanical problems (Shutter, film rollers etc.)

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