Maintenance Report

About Two-Lens Reflex Cameras



at first

I’m sorry

Because we can’t speak english

I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,

but I would like you to understand

Thank you

This Issue.

About twin-lens reflex cameras

We will write about the names and features of each

part as clearly as possible.

I will explain using the cameras sell by our company Vintage Shop Japan Inc.

Hachiyo Opt Alpenflex OrientⅡ

Click here for URL of the product

Click here for a column on cleaning work.

The name of each part is shown in the image

Front view

Viewfinder lenses ➡  Lenses for seeing what you want to photograph (the subject)

Shooting lens ➡ Is a lens used to take a picture of the object (subject) to be photographed

Shutter charge lever ➡  A lever used to manually set the shutter when using the shutter

Aperture lever ➡ Lever used to set the aperture

Shutter lever ➡ lever used to take a picture

Right side

Film winding knob ➡ is used to feed the film for each shot. Also used for film mounting

Focus knob ➡ is used to focus the camera

Left rear

Focus loupe ➡ Is used to magnify the object you are photographing (the subject)

Focus Hood ➡ Is used as a hood that can be opened to look at the object you want to photograph

Film guide shaft knob ➡ Knob used when installing film

Red window ➡ A window to check the number of sheets of film when taking a picture


Film chamber lid ➡ Is the part that opens and closes when installing and removing film

Film chamber lid stopper ➡ locks the film chamber lid

About Features

As I mentioned last time.

There are two lenses.

The upper lens is used to look at the subject to be photographed, and

The lower lens is used to capture the subject.

Click here for a column on how a twin-lens reflex camera works

Unlike an SLR camera, the viewfinder is on top.

Therefore, when shooting, the viewfinder is viewed from above.

The subject is mirrored, so the object you want to capture appears to be

the opposite of what you want to capture.

The film used is 120 (Brownie) film.

The above has been written in as simple and easy-to-understand

terms as possible.

It has more controls than an SLR camera, but

but the camera has a vintage look and feel that makes it an enjoyable

camera to take time to shoot with.

I will make a column in the future if there are any additions

to this information.

In addition to the products mentioned above, we also sell

vintage cameras and lenses.

Please visit the following URL.

Cameras & Lenses

Click here for URL

Animation Goods

Click here for URL

Acoustics and others

Click here for URL

Vintage Shop Japan Inc. Official Website

Official website (English) URL

Click here for URL

Official website (Japanese) URL

Click here for URL

facebook URL

Click here for URL

Instagram URL

Click here for URL

Pinterest URL

Click here for URL

Writer Takashi Okumura