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Are all TLRs made in Japan or Germany or China or Rassia or other european countries?

 

Are all TLRs made in Japan or Germany or China or Rassia or other european countries?

the answer is NO.

Here goes Graflex 22, which is made in the USA.

The Graflex 22 was a continuation of the Ohio-made Ciro-Flex series. Graflex bought the tooling and parts from Ciro, and continued making the cameras. The Graflex 22 is a knob-wind twin-lens TLR, using 120 film. A red window in the rear shows the film position; some models have a metal cover.

The lenses are Tessar-type and made by Wollensak. There were three or more models made with 83mm and 85mm f/3.5 taking lenses, the top-of-the-line model having a M-X-V fully synchronized shutter with a 1/400 sec top speed. It is not an interchangeable lens camera.

[Graflex Ciro-Flex Ad from 1953]
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