Vintage Ciro-flex TLR Lens Camera Rapax w/ Leather Case, In Original Box Model E. Overall this is a very nice vintage camera, you get the original box and leather case and an unique provenance. First off Im in no way a professional photographer or camera expert.
This is an untested item and its considered a decorative collectible thats aesthetically attractive and has historical significance. The provenance mentioned is the past owner was Grant M. Haist, author and former Kodak employee. The following is from his obituary. Grant Haist was Senior Research Associate at the Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, New York for 32 years before retiring in 1983.
He was active in both technical matters and photographic affairs. Patents, two books and many technical articles.
His photographic work has appeared in National Geographic, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Kodak Publications and numerous other publications. Fellowships from Royal Society of Great Britain, Photographic Society of America and Society for Imaging Science and Technology have honored his accomplishments. Grant began collecting cameras and photographic books in 1969 and has through the years amassed an extensive collection of Kodak cameras and equipment and Kodak Literature. The item "Vintage Ciro-flex TLR Lens Camera Rapax with Leather Case, In Original Box Model E" is in sale since Thursday, November 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\TLR Cameras".
The seller is "1987norton" and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.