NOTE: I’ve posted updated info about this at this link: https://edrosack.com/2015/12/20/rectaflex-update/
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.
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.
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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