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Craftex ProductsHollywood Reflex Sportsman

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c1947. 6x6cm exposures on rollfilm, TLR camera.

Craftex Products: Hollywood Reflex Sportsman camera

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by bill339 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:57 pm

Manufactured in USA from 1947 until 1950. It is a tall, unadorned metal box twin lens reflex camera. It takes 620 film and inside the camera it suggests Ansco Plenachrome PB-20 or Eastman Verichrome 620 for best results. This same camera had other variants like the Hollywood Reflex A, B, C, D, and E plus the Sightseer and Sportsman. These cameras were pseudo TLR with no connection or gearing between the lens focus mechanics and the viewfinder lens. You have to guess at the distance and set the focus range to what seemed correct. Only the Hollywood Reflex Model E was a true TLR with the gearing required and is the standout. The sportsman II has three shutter settings of 1/50 of a second, 1/150 of a second, and Time. The camera also has two aperture settings of f8 plus f16, a 80mm Achromat main lens, plunger shutter attach point, flash two conductor attach point, red window frame observation window in the back cover, ¼” 20 thread tripod mount, large brilliant viewfinder under a fold down cage on top, line of sight viewfinder within the fold down cage, and a right hand film advance wheel.

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