Vintage 1950's Kalimar Reflex SLR camera by Fujita - looking for information

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  1. longtimealaskan

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    I have a Kalimar Reflex SLR camera by Fujita and was trying to find any information about the camera that I can find. I noticed that one sold on this site in August for around $150 with an allowance in case the camera needed some work. I had no idea the camera had that kind of value. The seller referred to the camera as a cheap Hasselblad. Mine appears to be in working order but I know virtually nothing about the camera. Anyone with knowledge of the camera or its history?
     
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    re Kalimar Reflex SLR.

    I was 'gifted' two of these cameras.... a month or so ago.

    Ken
     
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    Mount them side by side and shoot stereo photographs, although I am not sure where the headphones would go. :whistling:
     
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    Nah... its a lot easier using the Linhof B-Kardan and 'shifting'... as long as you remember to 'change' film holders.

    A few times I've managed to get 'stereo' on the one negative :sleeping:

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    Instruction manual for Kalimar Reflex

    Sirius Glass initially posted a link to the Butkus camera site. Thank you Sirius. I was not aware of that site. Although the Kalimar Reflex isn't listed on his site, I found it by searching his site. He lists it as an orphan camera. Here is a link to the instruction manualand pctures of what the camera looks like.

    Oops! Not enough posts yet to allow me to post a link. OK! I'm cutting the link into pieces (added 4 spaces) to see if that will let me post.

    Nope! I didn't disguise the link appropriately as a non-link.

    See if the computer can stop me this time.

    Go to the link Sirius Glass posted, delete the six_sixty and replace it with Reflex.
     
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    Sorry, go to the link Tessar posted and change six_sixty to reflex

    Sorry for the wrong info previously.
     
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    It looks like a neat little camera. Have you put any rolls through it yet?
     
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    I got it at a garage sale many years ago.

    I thought it was a cool looking camera, but I have never used it. It appears to be fully functional.
     
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    Do any of you repair your cameras?

    The shutter curtains on my Kalimar Reflex don't close completely after a photo is taken. Rick Oleson's web site for repairing Kalimar Reflex cameras shows some sketches for adjusting the shutter curtains. Is curtain #1 the lower curtain or the upper curtain? If the shutter curtain doesn't close completely should the shutter curtain adjustment be tightened or loosened? Or should I go poke a hole in the ice on the nearest lake and fish for rainbow trout and leave the camera adjustments alone?
    :smile:
    http://members.tripod.com/rick_oleson/index-98.html