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Manufactured in ex-Tchecoslovaquie from 1950 until (After) 1951.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Meopta Flexaret III

Traduction de PY Petit.

The Flexaret is a sturdy, metallic TLR, quite heavy and basic.

Don’t get fooled: the film advance lever only advances the film, it doesn’t cock the shutter.

The cocking lever and shutter release are alongside, on the side of the lens.

Cocking and releasing the shutter is achieved exactly the same way as in a Lubitel!

Focusing is more inventive: pushing and pulling the focusing knob will cause both taking and viewing lenses to go forward and backwards.

The taking lens is a 1:3.5 80mm Meoptar Mirar.

Speeds are ranging from 1s to 1/200th, plus B and T.

By far less common than the Lubitel, it is however not really sought-after and can buy bought for a small price: it is a real TLR, sturdy and inexpensive.