Another oldie in my collection, the Crystarflex tlr camera. There is not much information around about this camera. It is made by the Crystar Optical Compagny, founded in 1953. This is the IIA model released in 1954. They only made four types of 6x6 tlr cameras and are rare to find in good condition. It has a geared coupling between the viewing and taking lens, there a big problem lied when he came to me. The synchronisation between the lenses was gone. Luckely my repairguy could fixed it. The lenses are 80mm f3.5. Shutterspeed goes from B to 1/200sec.
After everything was cleaned and working loaded it with some film, in this case a Fomapan 100. Here are some results.
The strenght of this camera is portraits and short distance. Landscapes are not so good. I used an external lightmeter here and found that the results were a bit overexposed, must say it was very sunny. Now that we know that ,we can compensate.
The next one is an unwanted double exposure.