The Rectaflex 35mm Camera was manufactured by inventor Telemaco Corsi in Rome, Italy in 1948. This is believed to be the worlds first single lens reflex camera to feature a pentaprism. several variations of this camera were manufactured and are identified by serial number.
Cameras made prior to SN 1000 are referred to as Rectaflex Standard. These cameras were not mass produced and featured a focal plane shutter providing speeds from 1s to 1/1000, interchangeable lenses and a pentaprism eye-level finder.
SN 1000 to ~ 2150 are the first production models and are referred to as Series 1000. It was similar to the standard model featuring a focal plane shutter with speeds from 1s to 1/1000, interchangeable lenses and a pentaprism eye-level finder.
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SN 2000 to ~ 2999 have a split-image device on the focusing screen.
SN 4000 to 5500 has no film cutter and a modified A/R lever.
SN 16000 to 19000 featured a triple sync plug and a film reminder under the rewind knob
SN 20000 to 23000 has an internally modified shutter and a reinforced bayonet mount.
SN 25000 to 32000 had a modified shutter to 1/1300, and only two sync plugs .
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