NOTE: I’ve posted updated info about this at this link: https://edrosack.com/2015/12/20/rectaflex-update/
Italian Rectaflex 35mm SLR film camera and lens, front view
You don’t see Italian cameras and especially Italian Single Lens Reflex cameras very often. We inherited this Rectaflex 35mm SLR film camera from Lynn’s Grandfather. Camerapedia has some information on the brand. They were introduced in 1949, and the company went out of business by 1955. It was one of the first SLRs to have a pentaprism.
Italian Rectaflex 35mm SLR film camera and lens, top view
Judging by the serial number, this particular one was probably made in 1953 or 4. It came to us in a leather case with accessories including extra lenses, extension tubes, and a flash unit.
Italian Rectaflex 35mm film camera lenses, extension tubes, cases
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to run any film through it. The shutter’s inoperative and repairing it would probably be an expensive custom rebuild job. But it looks good sitting on the shelf!
I think it’s fascinating to look at these older cameras to see how things worked WBD (way before digital).
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!
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2 thoughts on “Rectaflex Italian 35mm SLR Camera”
Heck, don’t let it sit on a shelf! A camera like that should be used! Let me know if you want to part with it or the lenses.
Nice blog, by the way…
Thanks for the comment, Joe.
Do you have / use a Rectaflex?