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Foca Focaflex II (FG1310)
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Photos by JPF text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of JPF. Last update 2016-01-31 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in France from 1962 to 1963.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 10920

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Traduction de Daniel Clément

Antoine Maréchal meets Léopold Saroyan then it makes the following dialog.

“ - Ah.. by the fact, It will work far less than properly now

  • It is not important
  • Not important ? are you joking ! what do you think I’ll become now ?
  • Well ....pedestrian !

You know the movie , but did you notice what was hanging on Bourvil’s neck while he went out of the destroyed 2 cv car?
This was a leather case which may be familiar to you.
You must wait a bit, looking at the movie, to discover the camera itself. This camera is a Focaflex I. The focaflex II is different because it offers the possibility to change the lens.
In fact, this straight and sober designed body houses a reflex viewfinder.
The lack of a prominent prism may be misleading. The prism of this camera is very small and is installed inside the top cover of the camera body.
To learn more about this camera, I invite you to read this page of the Roland web site and there, you will see that we have similar cinema background and watchfulness .

Foca Focaflex II

Foca Focaflex II

Foca Focaflex II
Focaflex II : Néoplex 50 mm - Téléoplex 9 cm - Rétroplex f=3,5cm Il a aussi été proposé un Super-Téléoplex 4 / 15 cm, mais uniquement en 1963, alors que Foca avait quasiment arrêté ses productions...