C. H. Hofmans was a Belgian camera maker in the 1890s, whose address was 50, rue du Viaduc 50 Ixelles-lez-Bruxelles.[1] It made a twin-lens reflex camera in 9×12cm format.

At about the same time, the Japanese company Konishi Honten (predecessor of Konica) imported "Hoffman's Detective Cameras", perhaps corresponding to this same manufacturer.[2] (The Sakura Honor made by Konishi was inspired from these cameras.)


  1. Hofmans TLR sold as lot no.505 of Westlicht Photographica Auction no.1.
  2. See this page at R. Konishi Rokuoh-sha.


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