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FLEXARET AUTOMAT VI. The Flexaret twin lens reflex cameras are a product of the Czechoslovakian company. Meopta (manufacturers of enlarging equipment) . The Flexaret manual linked at the top of this review has a decent explanation of this system on page 18 of the PDF manual (its the one that. I just got a Flexaret VI and was wondering if anyone knew where I could get an english manual. I’ve seen one for the VII, are they similar?.

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While I am sure countries like Czechoslovakia came up in school, for the life of me, I cannot remember anything I would have learned. Technical camera made in the twin lens Flexaret VI base.

Automatic twin-lens reflex camera for roll film of 12 pictures 6×6 cm, or 16 pictures 4. To lock it, slide the locking lever towards the direction of the red dot.

Flexaret Standard Grey Model. Over the course of the next two decades, the Flexaret models would continue to evolve adding or changing a feature or two at a time culminating with the top of the line Flexaret VII from You should only cock the shutter when you are ready to take another exposure, because according to the manual, storing the camera for an extended length of time with the shutter cocked can cause the tension spring to weaken and possibly fail.

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A cool feature of the focusing system is that you can use it with or flesaret stops. Towards the end of the school year, we got into the first and second world wars and how the Soviet Union was formed. This left counter has the numbers 0 through 4 on it. It includes all the masks for the waist level and sport finder, too. Technical apparatus for the amateur astronomical photographer.


Although I find my Yashica-Mat ever so slightly easier to use, and the viewfinder in glexaret Yashica is bright and clean, I love the ability to shoot 6 x 4. Somehow they managed to survive through the collapse of the Soviet Union, and inbecame a privately owned company once again. Mike, thank you so much. Red window film counter 6X6 and 4,5X6 capabilities.

Meopta twin lens reflex cameras FLEXARET AUTOMAT VI User Manual – Download

Indoors however, the yellowing and dirt can get in the way. Once you are ready to shoot some photos with the Flexaret, the mannual works like any other TLR. TLRs are an interesting type of camera.

Crown Flexaret – mike eckman dot com. Next, you need to make sure that the transmission lever this is what the manual calls it which is that little dogbone shaped piece of metal on the lower right side of the camera with the numbers 60 and 45 on it is in the correct position.

At this point, you are ready to make your first exposure. I found a site online that mentions that the first step to disassembling it, is to remove the leatherette which hides some of the screws. You can contact me at martywaw gmail. If you do not properly roll the film so that the Start majual is on the take-up spool, maunal film will flxaret be ready for the first frame.


I am assuming it has to be moved clockwise from its current 60 position. I appreciate you updating the review with the image.

Once you reach the 10th exposure, the right counter goes to 0 and you must manually turn the left counter to 1, so that the left counter is 1, and the right counter is 0.

My camera did not come with any baffles so I purchased a Flexkin kit on eBay. See the image to the right showing the baffle correctly installed inside of the camera. The Flexaret manual linked at the top of this review has a decent explanation of this system on page 18 of the PDF manual its the one that someone hand wrote the number 10 in the upper right corner of the page.

This line of cameras would be re-released as the Flexette inwhich would be the basis for future Flexaret models. Model VII second series Film feed: This dual frame counter system is needed to shoot rolls with 24 or 36 exposures. There are 2 of them on this camera.