An odd little Avus

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  1. JPD

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    What do you think of my "new" little buddy? A Voigtländer Avus 6,5x9 with a pristine Dagor 6,8/130 and nice working Compur. Originally it had a Skopar in not so good condition.

    Usable for portraits maybe? :smile:
     
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    Pretty, and no doubt capable of excellent results; a lovely little architecture camera, too. But more trouble than it's worth, for my money, unless you have a roll-film holder. If I'm going to mess around with cut film, I prefer bigger bits of cut film...

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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    I do have roll-film holders, but they have issues with film flatness and the focus is off compared to the ground glass. I'm planning to make a gg-holder from a filmpack cassette, and adjust it for use with the roll-film holders. Someday...

    I know what you mean though. I have a 6,5x9 Bergheil with Heliar, and a RF-Bessa with ditto lens, and somehow I prefer to use the Bessa most of the time when I want that "Heliar look"...
     
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    I haven't found it difficult to use cut film in mine, I guess it's all to do with how you use them. I have a VAG and a Bergheil in 6.5x9, and an Avus and a Bergheil in 9x12...
     
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    That looks like a fun camera. I have a KW Patent Etui that is similar to your Voightlander. I would encourage you to acquire a roll film back to make it simple to use, but otherwise it is a lot of fun, if not too practical, to use these cameras. You could surely use that lens on a 4x5 too if you tire of the Avus. Just have fun with it!

    Patrick
     
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    Patrick, yes the Dagor came from a 9x12 Goerz Tenax, but I don't have an enlarger for 9x12/4x5". Yet. :sad:

    I have two roll-film backs for 6,5x9. One Rada for Plaubel, and one Rollex-Patent that fits my KW Patent Etui cameras well. I have four Patent Etui:s with different lenses. Pocket cameras. :smile:

    Here's a pic of them, the roll-film back, plus a film-pack cassette with a viewing screen that I'm planning to adjust for use with roll-film for exact focus.
     
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    What other lenses are on you KW's? Mine has a Zeiss Tessar. Just curious.

    Patrick
     
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    Tessar 105 and 120mm, Steinheil Unofokal and Meyer Helioplan 105mm (dialytes).