In January 1939, Fritz Kaftanski runs away from Germany
and takes refuge in Czechoslovakia. At this time, he takes out a patent
in Paris for a small camera.
||This camera starts its career in Czechoslovakia under the designation of
It becomes the Superfex in 1945 and goes through some
modifications. From a design standpoint, it looks like a kind of
It is equipped with a shutter offering
1/30sec speed and a pause B.
The speed selection can be done using a lever identical to the shutter release
but disposed horizontally, on the right hand side of the shutter.
The meniscus lens is a Fexar - Optic - Spec but this designation does
not appear in this variant.
|As usual, this camera will be produced in numerous variants : different
back sides, proheminent viewfinder or flat one, decorative plate sticked
or screwed on, black or brown serigraphy.
This camera will be commercialized until late 60's. Some versions have
been distributed under other designations (Boberbox, Supérior).
camera of my collection has a little label inside the body with the name
of the initial vendor : "Photo Ciné Souvenirs - J.PETIT -
3, rue Carnot - REIMS"
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