Well-used (and showing it), this old Rolleiflex is 80 and going strong. In spite of the cosmetics, the mechanicals are still just fine, and with some cleaning and and a little exercise, it is happily taking photos again after spending some time tucked away in the antique shop from which it was rescued. The 75mm f/3.8 Tessar taking lens is nearly perfect and produces frankly stunning images.
An early Japanese Rolleicord derivative, the Mamiyaflex Automat A features automatic frame spacing and Olympus-made 75/3.5 coated Tessar-type lenses. Very well-built, it’s a slightly quirky camera but generally easy to use and quite capable.
Gone but not forgotten
An American-made twin-lens reflex camera taking medium format 120 film, the Ciro-flex Model D is not fancy. It has a three element Wollensak Anastigmat 85mm f/3.5 taking lens in an Alphax shutter mounted to a simple steel body. The size of the negative goes a long way toward making up for any limitations imposed by the lens.