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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 modelBaby. That of the 4,5 began with Kinax I. It also comprised Kinax II and III.

This model of Kinax I with a lens Kinn 4,5/100 mm with Focusing by rotation of the lens flange, graduated of 1,75 m ad infinitum and IPO (Sté Industrielle de Photographie and of Optique) shutter. Speeds of this one go from 1/10 to 1/150, plus exposure B, with a synchro flash. There are a clear reversible finder on the lens/shutter block, and an optical finder on the right side of the body. The shutter release is also on the lens/shutter block.