The history of NOVOFLEX

How it all began in 1948, until today

Chronicle

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

1948

NOVOFLEX registered as brand name, Production of the first Reflex Housings for Rangefinder cameras

 

 

1950

Development and production of the first NOVOFLEX Follow Focus Lenses

1955

Development and production of the Macro wide angle lens 1:3.5/35mm

1962

Development and production of the first bellows with automatic aperture functionality for the MINOLTA SR-T 101 for Minolta Camer

1967

NOVOFLEX celebrates its 70th anniversary

1970

Introduction of the new Pro-model TrioPod. The PRO75!

1970

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

1972

Development and production of the 200mm Rapid Focus Lens

1982

Development and production of the 60-300mm Rapid Focus Lens with Tamron Optics

1986

Development of automatic bellows for Canon EOS. First internal focusing Rapid Focus Lens 2.8/300 with Tamron-Optik

1987

Macro cold light source MAKL-150

1990

Development of MiniConnect Quick Release

1994

Change in ownership and company name to NOVOFLEX Präzisionstechnik GmbH

1996

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

1997

Design Prize for MagicBall. Development and production of the “MagicBall Mini”

1998

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

2001

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

2004

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

2006

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

2008

Introduction of third party lens adapters for the MicroFourThirds camera system EISA Award in the category “Best Photo Accessory

2009

Development and introduction of the new and innovative TrioPod-tripod system

2013

CB2 comes "to life"

2014

Development of the first electronic lens adapters SL/EOS and SL/NIK for the Leica SL

2016