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REVIEW: Plascaflex

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-02-07

Plascaflex

Introduced in: 1952

Specs:


Lens: Pluscanar - Anastigmat 75mm f/3.5
Closest Focus: 1.2m (4ft)
Aperture: f/3.5 - f/22 (10 bladed)
Shutter: 1/300 to 1s + B (Bulb)
Copal Leaf shutter
Light meter: None
Battery: None
Flash: X sync connection
Weight: 590g

Self-timer

Takes 120 film
6x6 negative size.


Viewfinder:

Very good size like all TLR 6x6 cameras but it's dark and can be quite hard to find focus.

Info:
No focus aid.
Have one line in the middle vertically and one horizontally which can be helpful to get a straight shot.


Image quality

Not sharpest lens but have a nice character.
Nice bokeh but flares / backligt can be a problem.


Analogue B&W film
Plascaflex
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f/3.5 - f/8 - f/22


Bokeh
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Plascaflex

Flare / Backlight
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Plascaflex


Sample
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Build quality

It's plastic but the body are very nice and solid.
The viewfinder chimney however feels very sloppy and cheap.
 
Operating + Sounds
Konica C35 EF3

Conclusion


A camera mostly made of plastic but the body is still quite solid and nice.

The Pluscanar lens will maybe not win prizes for the sharpness but images from this have a nice character.
Bokeh looks nice but flares can be a problem.

Im not a big fan of the viewfinder which is dark.
These cameras usually always have a little focusing magnifier and this also have this.
But this is stored in the bottom of the camera. In this same space an extra roll of film can be stored.
My copy unfortunately miss this and I had a hard time finding focus in some occasions.

Thumbs up:
Image feel
Bokeh
10 bladed aperture

Thumbs down:
Flare / backlight
Viewfinder
Focusing magnifier stored in the bottom of the camera.




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Film: Ilford Delta 100
Developer: Kodak D76

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