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Kinax I
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Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2012-05-06 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in France from 1946 to 1952.
Index of rarity in France: Frequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 1032

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Traduction de Sylvain Halgand.


The Kinax range of 6,3 folding camera began with the model “ Baby”. That of the 4,5 began with Kinax I. It also comprised Kinax II and III.

• This other models has a Angénieux lens of the U1 type.

Catalog 1949 of Photo-Plait mentions three versions of Kinax I (different from those in my possession):
Kinax I anastigmat Kinn 1:4,5 F=105 mm lens
Kinax I Kini F: identical model with synchro-flash Kinax I Kinir F: even model with shutter with delayed-action and synchro-flash

Kinax I
Version anglo-saxonne avec objectif Angénieux Type U1