Foth-flex - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Foth-flex

1935

C.F. Foth & Co.

Berlin

Germany

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Lens:
f2.5, 75 mm Foth Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f12.5, continental scale.

Shutter:
Focal-plane, variable slit width to regulate exposure, mechanical delay on slow speeds. Delayed action.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
12, 6 x 6 cm exposures on B1 or B2 roll-film.

Focusing:
To 6 feet.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through second lens. Full-size ground glass focusing screen. Magnifier in hood.
Film advance indicated by counter, not coupled to shutter. Two red windows used when loading film.

Identification:
Early model with knob focusing and with leather covered focusing hood.

With:
Lens caps. Covers to red windows. Case.

This is one of the few twin-lens reflex cameras to be fitted with a focal-plane shutter. Later versions of the camera had either an optical eye-level finder within the viewing hood or an exposure table covering the front of the hood. The focusing knob was replaced by a short lever.

Accessories available included:

  • Clip-on direct-vision view-finder.
  • Yellow and green filters.
  • Supplementary (close-up) lenses.
  • Lens hood.

References & Notes:
BJA 1937, p. 272. Minit&Cine, 1938, p. 63. Ensign Cat. 1936, p. 179.

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