Technika-Flex attachment for Linhof 4X5 Technikasgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Does anyone have experience with the Technika-Flex attachment for Linhof 4 X 5 Technikas? In case you aren't aware of this interesting device, here is a rough description. In the 60's Linhof offered an accessory which converted a 4 X 5 Technica into a twin-lens reflex. Two sets of lenses were available: 150mm Symmar and 240mm Tele-Arton. Having an interest in Linhof and Graflex history, I am most curious of the unusual accessories...and I think this one may take the prize for Linhofs (I also like the 4 X 5 focal plane shutter accessory which I don't know much about either).
I would love to find out if there are many units out there, the time frame in which the Technika-Flex was produced and most of all what they are/were like to use.
Thank you for your time and knowledge!
J. P. Mose
-- J. P. Mose (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 06, 2001
In the 20+ years I have been the U.S. Product Manager I have seen one, almost 20 years ago, in Chicago.
It is a very rare device it appears.
-- Bob Salomon (email@example.com), December 06, 2001.
I believe that Lens & Repro in NYC has been advertising that they have one for sale. Check their ad in View Camera or on their website.
-- Donald Brewster (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 06, 2001.
Good memory! I thought I had seen that advertised somewhere recently. It is still listed at Lens and Repro's site as of today, for $3900, including two 270 Tele-Arton lenses. Wouldn't imagine that it will be going anywhere soon at that price...
-- Nathan Congdon (email@example.com), December 06, 2001.
According to the 2000 edition of "The Linhof Camera Story" (pg. 139) the 'Technikaflex Attachement' was made for the Super Technika V 4X5 from 1961 to 1966.
-- Mark Nowaczynski (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 06, 2001.