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FLEXARET AUTOMAT VI. The Flexaret twin lens reflex cameras are a product of the Czechoslovakian company. Meopta (manufacturers of enlarging equipment) . The Flexaret manual linked at the top of this review has a decent explanation of this system on page 18 of the PDF manual (its the one that. I just got a Flexaret VI and was wondering if anyone knew where I could get an english manual. I’ve seen one for the VII, are they similar?.

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Various normal run Flexarets were adapted for amateur astronomy. Red foexaret film counter 6X6 and 4,5X6 capabilities. It has several baffles so I am not sure which one to use. I was placing this baffle upside down. Do I have to pull on it? The right side button is intended for intentional double exposure.

You can contact me at martywaw gmail. Full view of Prestor Flexarett model. When it comes to technology and precision instruments like cameras, you always think of Germany, Japan, the United States, and even England.

The Minolta Autocord had a very similar type flexqret focusing system which is said to be easier to use one-handed. I did check into having the mirror replaced but it would have cost about more than I originally paid for the camera. Since Flexarets were made from —the possible values are 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0.

Meopta Flexaret VII () – mike eckman dot com

flxaret I just bought some film. In regards to the transmission lever, to move its position, you must pull it out away from the camera and then rotate it degrees to the other position. This line of cameras would be re-released as the Flexette inwhich would be the basis for future Flexaret models. Next, you need to make sure that the transmission flexarwt this is what the manual calls it which is that little dogbone shaped piece of metal on the lower right side of the camera with the numbers 60 and 45 on it is in the correct position.


Good luck with your camera! When doing this, a 24 exposure roll will get you 32 shots, and a 36 exposure roll will get you The Flexaret uses a coupled Light Value Scale with EV numbers 3 — 18 that are supposed to help in selecting the correct exposure. The VI model and its 35mm adapter. Before loading the film, you need to decide if you are going to shoot 6cm x 6cm photos, fkexaret 6cm x 4.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Also, what is the right way to move the transmission lever to the 45 position?

Thank you so much for fpexaret excellent article, it taught me how to properly operate this mechanical masterpiece. Kids these days will never know the pleasure of seeing your teacher writing on the wall! None all finder optics covered by metal plates. This makes rotating it a lot easier. My Thoughts TLRs are an interesting type of camera. Byas a result of decreased need for military applications, Meopta strongly shifted their focus towards civilian products.

Mike, thank you so much for this great article and review. Somehow they managed to survive through manuaal collapse of the Soviet Union, and inbecame a privately owned company once again. Once again, many thanks for your wonderful blog.

Do you have a picture of your baffle and one showing how to place it inside film compartment? Camera type Technical camera made in the twin lens Flexaret VI base. There are 2 of them on this camera.


If you cannot get lfexaret grip on the transmission lever, there is a metal pin you can push on from inside the film compartment that will push the transmission lever maunal from the body of the camera.

Meopta went with their own formula and developed a truly world class camera.

Meopta twin lens reflex cameras FLEXARET AUTOMAT VI User Manual – Download

You should only cock the shutter when you are ready to take another exposure, because according to the manual, storing the camera for an extended length of time with the shutter cocked can cause the tension spring to weaken and possibly fail. In either case, I have 2 excellent Glexaret to choose from which is a good problem to have! Loading way for 35mm on Flexaret VI. To lock manuql, slide the locking lever towards the direction of the red dot.

Meopta Flexaret VII Instructions For Use Manual

This same device switches 24×36 to 24×24 when using 35mm film. Here are some design highlights of the entire line: As a result of changing communist political pressure, Meopta discontinued making civilian cameras around and focused on other products for the Optics industry. Load nanual film like you would on any other TLR. See the no double exposure capabilities. This taking lever was redesigned as a long curved piece of metal with a depth of field scale in between dual knobs on the Flexaret V.

No Flexarets ever came with manuall type of automatic exposure system or light meter, and as such, none require batteries.