Now I haven't had a really positive experience with Kowa cameras. The various Kowaflexes that I have owned have been very fragile to say the least, although I do have one that works on occasion! You could be tempted to think that Kowa products are not all that good, although they are respected as an optical manufacturer. The Kalloflex changed my opinion. This is a very solid and nicely constructed TLR, and while the world was flooded with Rollei clones in the fifties and sixties, I do believe that this is up there with the better ones. All appears like other TLR's but there is one difference. The focus and winding knobs are together, a bit odd till you get used to it. The fit and finish are excellent and the viewfinder is bright and crisp. I was sure that the Prominar lens would be good, and it is, probably a Tessar clone. As a little aside, Kowa Optical Company changed the name from Kallo to Kowa in 1960, so and camera that sports the name Kallo pre-dates 1960. The Kalloflex Automat 1 that I have here is from around 1956. Anyway, here is the amera and a few pics.