Periflex 1 (Third version)                                                                                             
K.G. Corfield Ltd.

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1955 -

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Lumar 3.5/50, Lumax 1.9/45 and (later models) Lumax 2.8/45 and 3.5/45

This final version of the Periflex 1 differed from versions 1 and 2 as follows:

Body covering is black leather cloth (version 1 was covered with brown pigskin and version 2 with black leather).

The shutter speeds are on a separate plate, with the speed knob in its centre (on versions 1 and 2 the speeds are engraved directly into the top plate).

As on earlier models, focusing is by periscope viewfinder. Pressing a button on the periscope housing (the vertical cylinder in the centre of the top plate) lowers a mirror into the light path of the lens, thus allowing through the lens focusing. Releasing the button allows the mirror to return to its original position.

The contact below the shutter button on the front of the body is for flash synchronization (M).

This model was available in either black or silver finish.

Viewfinders (shown right) were available, covering 28,35,45,50,85,90,100 and 135mm focal lengths. These fit into the accessory shoe on the top plate.
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