OPL Foca Focaflex was truly an Off Mainstream camera! It was a Single Lens Reflex camera, giving a sideways and upright correct image through the finder, but like the Duflex and the Alsaflex, it had no visible penta prism house. The construction was
very remarkable, as the mirror was not bent upwards, as on all others mirror cameras, but downwards. With other words; it was french in all its enthusiastic engineering. But also in its not so commercial approach.
The first Focaflex was introduced
in April/May 1959, and sold from June.
Focaflex Automatic was released in 1960, introducing a COUPLED light metering!
Focaflex II was introduced late 1961 with interchangeable lenses and sold until the OPL Foca company stopped production in 1963.