50's ADOX with bellows and 85mm f6.3!!

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  1. j-dogg

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    Found in a thrift shop for 40 bucks. Shutter works and it takes 120. What to look for? Bellows look fine no tears seems to hold a tight seal. Glass could use a cleaning
     
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    Is that the Golf?
    http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Adox_Golf_63

    I've got one, and I love it. Used to be my dads, I played with it like a toy as a kid and it survived just fine.
    Don't expect diamond sharp images, but they're certainly passable. It's a bit fiddly to load though, just because of the tight fit.

    Stick a (lightweight) flash on it and it gets a great reception at parties these days.

    Don't trust the viewfinder - it's hardly accurate :smile: It does let you point it roughly in the right direction though.
     
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    Yep that's the one. Pretty good shape too.
     
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    With one exception, Adox served the lower end of the market. Its cameras were well made and usually fitted with modest lenses and shutters.

    Stopped down, they probably take a very good photo.

    Their high-end camera was the Adox 300, which had interchangeable film magazines and either a Cassar or Xenar lens. It's a somewhat large camera and very well made.

    Congratulations on owning an Adox camera.

    Now, you have to feed it some Adox film. I use quite a bit of it. Love the stuff.
     
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    I dont have it yet, the next time I get a chance to go back to the antique store Im going to snatch it up. Been really wanting some super vintage photos. I heard a lot about the ADOX film giving that look but I didn't know they made cameras.
     
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    They didn't make many.
    For $40, I'd be sure it's in great condition. I've seen them regularly in useable but beaten condition for less than that.
    Ebay has a couple: http://cgi.ebay.com/ADOX-Vintage-120-Film-Camera-/320582229062?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item4aa4309c46
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-ADOX-Go...663373951?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item33608fe07f

    (the two above have different lenses and shutters. I've got the same as the first one.

    I'd really recommend getting one. I think it's a great, cheap portable MF camera. It comes with me when I don't want to risk my Rolleiflex.

    For a taster - he's a picture I took with mine. Badly exposed, badly developed, but it definitely has that vintage feel...
     

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    Adox Sport 6x9

    I've got the Sport 6x9 model with a Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar 105/4,5 on a Dr. Schleussner Prontor-S shutter. Paid €4 for it :smile: Rather sharp lens (despite my poor scans)!

    Michael
     

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