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Manufactured in France from 1946 until 1952.
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Kinax I

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