Technika-Flex attachment for Linhof 4X5 Technikas : 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!

Best regards,

J. P. Mose

-- J. P. Mose (, 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 (, 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 (, 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 (, 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 (, December 06, 2001.

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