Neubert Neucaflex

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Product number: A00748
Starting Price €4,000
Estimate €7,000 – 8,000
Condition : B/A
Manufacture Year : 1950
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Neubert Neucaflex

35mm SLR camera with 'periscopic' view finding, similar to the Periflex (and predating it). The camera was designed and made by Franz Robert Neubert in Jena in 1950, based on his earlier Leica copy, the Neuca. Made in very small numbers, only about 3-4 Neucaflex cameras are known to exist. It has a mirror and pentaprism, arranged to give a magnified view of the center of the frame in the viewfinder for focusing. When the shutter release is pressed slightly, both the mirror and pentaprism swing out of the optical path, and the eyepiece now forms part of a reverse Galilean finder for framing before exposure. The camera uses Leica-mount M39 lenses, and its controls (shutter speed selector, film advance and rewind knobs) are similar to those of a Leica. It has shutter speeds of 1/20 to 1/1000 second, plus 'Z'. After only a few months, production of a new version of the camera, the Ucaflex began, by UCA in Flensburg. The offered camera is in excellent condition, engraved with 'D.R.P. ang.' and bears no serial number, it comes with a black Meyer Primoplan 1.9/58mm no.1112818, an important camera from the early German post-war camera history!

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