c.1950, the model Kinax II is a format 6x9 on Rollfilm 120. It
was the most produced camera of the range Kinax.
of my collection is equipped of a lens
Som Berthiot Paris
Flor 1 :4,5 f=105 mm
but some models of Kinax II can be found with a lens Saphir Boyer. The
focusing is done by rotating the lens.
Mounted with an IPO shutter made in the area of
Besanšon (France). In addition of the usual pauses T and B, this shutter
offers speeds of 1s, 1/2s, 1/5s, 1/10s, 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/150s, 1/350s.
The selection of the required speed is done using a notched ring located
around the shutter.
One of the key characteristics of this camera is a
viewfinder equipped with a parallax compensator. Another interesting
characteristic is a trigger button located on the left of the viewfinder.
This button activates a mechanism at 90░ which allows for a more distant
camera was also distributed in England under the mark Actina and
equipped with a Kinn Paris 1:4,5 lens.