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History of Novoflex

2013
Development and introduction of the new and innovative TrioPod-tripod system.
Adapter for Visoflex II/III-lenses to Leica M-mount cameras.

2012
Launch of lens adapters for the new Nikon 1 mirrorless camera systems and Pentax Q
PHOTOKINA: Launch of innovative photo umbrella PATRON
Development and introduction of a new focusing rack CASTEL-XQ II, bellows attachment CASTBAL T / S and the second version of the popular ball head Classic Ball 3

2011
First delivery of the multi-media Rig systems “Bluebird” and “uFly” for convenient use of cameras with video mode

2010
Presentation of the extensive adapter range for the new mirrorless system cameras, Olympus, Samsung NX and Sony NEX

2009
Introduction of third party lens adapters for the MicroFourThirds camera system
EISA Award in the category “Best Photo Accessory 2009-2010” for the QuadroPod-system

2008
World premiere of the first 4 legged, modular tripod system “QuadroPod”

2007
Expansion of the product range panoramic systems

2006
Development of the VR System PRO panoramic system for creating multi-row/spherical panoramas

2005
CB3 the “small brother” of CB5 is introduced to the market

2004
Launch of high-end Classic Ball 5 ball head, development of slide copying device CASTEL-COP-DIGI

2003
Supplement of the system by the manual quick-release Q=MOUNT

2002
Development of the innovative quick release system Q=BASE

2001
a third MagicBall completes the set: “the UNIVERSAL”- MB 50

2000
Development of a new flash system for portrait and macro photography. The system now consists of the 3D-flash FlashArt, the accentuated DUO flash and the diffus RING flash

1999
Development and production of a two-way panhead and of BasicBall – a specific inexpensive multifunctional small tripod

1998
Design Prize for MagicBall

Development and production of the “MagicBall Mini” and the Panorama Plate
Development of the Shift-Tilt-Adapter for Digital cameras for Leica, Solms, Germany

1997
Development of shift bellows for photography and digital photography for Rollei, Braunschweig, Germany

1996
Novoflex changes ownership and relocates to another production facility
Name changed to Novoflex Präzisionstechnik GmbH
Development of ball & socket head MagicBall and the reverse adapter ring EOS-RETRO

1995
Development of the TTL Flash “Auto-Duo-Flash”

1994
Development of MiniConnect Quick Release

1992
Development of new flash mounting systems

1990
Cold Light Source MAKL-150 with external flash possibility enters market

1989
Macro Reprostand is developed

1988
Development and production of automatic bellows for Minolta-AF with mechanical and electrical transmission

1987
Development and production of automatic bellows with electrical transmission for Canon EOS
First internal focusing Rapid Focus Lens 2.8/300 with Tamron-Optik

1986
Development and production of 60-300mm Rapid Focus Zoom Lenses with Tamron-Optik

1983
Development and production of adapter rings for medium format lenses to 35mm cameras

1982
Development and production of the 200mm Rapid Focus Lens

1977
Production of automatic bellows and lens heads for Pentax with Bayonet and for Leica R 3

1972
Prism viewfinder with a exposure meter for the HASSELBLAD camera made by Hasselblad, Sweden, Flash holder X-Shoe

1971
Development and production of fully automatic bellows with open-aperture metering (MC) for the Minolta SR-T 101 and XM

1970
Production of automatic bellows for Rollei, Braunschweig, Germany

1968
Automatic bellows and corresponding lens head Auto-Bellows-Novoflexar 4/105 mm for NIKON, CANON, TOPCON, PENTAX ,etc.
Automatic bellows for ICAREX made by Zeiss-Ikon

1967
Development and production of the first bellows with automatic aperture functionality for the MINOLTA SR-T 101 for Minolta Camera, Japan

1966
Development and production of special bellows, bellows lens hood and lenses for BOLEX Cinema cameras made by Paillard, Switzerland

1962
Development and production of the Macro wide angle lens 1:3.5/35mm
Development and production of the automatic 105mm and 135mm lens heads with a double cable release for the bellows

Development and production of a prism viewfinder for HASSELBLAD made by Hasselblad, Sweden

1960
Bellows for the ALPA camera made by Pignons AG, Switzerland

1959
Bellows for EDIXA for WIRGIN-Kamerawerke

1955
Development and production of the first NOVOFLEX Follow Focus Lenses

1954
Development and production of a special bellows for CONTAX with Panflex for ZEISS-IKON

Development and production of bellows for HASSELBLAD for the 1600-F
and 1000- F camera

1951
Development of the first bellows

1950
NOVOFLEX registered as brand name

Production: Reflex camera body and corresponding lenses for LEICA and CONTAX

1948
Founded by Karl Müller Sr., Photographer and Photography shop owner

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