Lippische Camerafabrik - Barntrup,
Flexora, flexamus, flexorous. Remember those Latin declination things
in high school ? Well, they've got nothing to do with The Flexora but
it sounds like they do.
There are four Flexoras, a Flexo Richard and a Richard Reflex in the
Lippische camera arsenal. There are also a few Rollops and an Optimet.
I'll bet everyone that ever used a Flexora tried to focus it by turning
that knob on the left. But that doesn't focus a damn thing. It advances
the film. You focus with the lever under the taking lens. This
setup provides the user
with an out of focus view of his fingers in the viewfinder. It also
screws up film spacing.
The Flexora is typical of most Rollei "copies." It's made of light
gauge steel and smelly vinyl covering. It's a nice little TLR
The Flexora 1 has a coated, f4.5 Ennar taking lens. The later models
had f3.5 Ennars or Ennagons. The Vario shutter in my fifty nine year
old Flexora works perfectly.
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