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

    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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    I found a manual for a Kalimar Six-Sixty SLR on Mike Butkus' site. Could this be the camera in question?
    http://www.cameramanuals.org/pdf_fil..._six_sixty.pdf

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    re Kalimar Reflex SLR.

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

    Ken
    There are holes in the sky where the rain gets in,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Mount them side by side and shoot stereo photographs, although I am not sure where the headphones would go.
    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

    Ken
    There are holes in the sky where the rain gets in,
    But they're ever so small that's why rain is thin.
    Spike Milligan.

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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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    Try this: https://www.google.com/search?q=fuji...r=&safe=images

    and remember what rebadged means.

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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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dshambli View Post
    It looks like a neat little camera. Have you put any rolls through it yet?
    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?

    http://members.tripod.com/rick_oleson/index-98.html



 

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