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    Vintage 35 mm from the 50's and early 60's, i.e. Kodak Realist...and info on different quality of lenses used in that era? I just got a Realist, for a prop, needs some work. shutter is a bit sticky. Might attempt to get it working. I am impressed by the weight of the camera and quality of metal work of the housing. The lens is a steinheil munchen cassar S 50 mm 2.8. Don t know about the lens but I am sure the build cost of the housing today would be cost prohibitive today. Has a rangefinder that seems to work....
     
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    Thanks Tessar,

    When I google realist, I get the stereo etc....this camera is not a stereo camera...Realist 35 is engraved on the top plate. Can t find a serial number, but is is made in Germany....I ll check out DrT! Thanks again.
     
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    I've used a Cassar on and Edixamat and it was quite a pedestrian Tessar type lens, not particularly outstanding, I used it at the British F1 Grand Pix around 1970/71. All Tessar's are best stopped down f11 is optimum for a 50mm, f8 acceptable. Of course for portraits etc where criticalm sharpness isn't an issue they are fine wider :D

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    I used to buy and sell photo equipment, and briefly owned a very nice Retina IIa, made in Germany. I want to say it had a Schneider lens, but I'm not certai anymore -- that was some 18 years ago. I put one roll of film through it before I sold it. I still recall how well made that camera was. I have no idea offhand where that single roll's worth of photos are, but if I run across them, I'll post a couple of examples.

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    I haven t found a photo example of this Realist 35 (non stereo) camera. The advance lever is jointed and folds into a recess in the back of the top plate....prontor SVS

    shutter speeds are B, 1 sec , 1/2 sec, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, and 1/300 (skips 200/250).

    Lens isSteinheil Munchen Casas S 2.8...lens number is 1251408, serial number inside camera is 762052.

    Duh, I just realized that I do not see Kodak anywhere on the camera! Just Realist on front and top plate. Maybe I have been barking up the wrong tree!?
     
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    Thanks Nicholas, that s the camera, left hand film advance et al....I was looking for Kodak.
     
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    Regarding pre-1970s cameras, they continue to be used somewhat widely by a number of people here and elsewhere.

    The popular German brands (without listing a huge list of specific models) include Zeiss Ikon, Agfa, Voigtlander, Rollei, Braun, Balda, Ihagee, Kodak AG (the former Nagel Camera Werks) and others.

    I don't know if this is true of all Stereo Realist models, but mine focuses by moving the film plane to and fro.
     
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    Is there a difference in Cassar and Cassar S?
     
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    Not sure. The "S" can be for "Spezial" or "Sonder" and could stand for a special version tweaked to 2,8. Earlier Cassars weren't faster than 2,9.
     
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    Possibly because the original Cassar's were triplets but later Cassar's were Tessar type, perhaps these were the S

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    There are some in my gallery taken with a Kodak Retinette 1b and a Kodak Retina reflex III with Schneider 50mm f1.9 lens.


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    There are 4 reflections in the lens (?)
     
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    A Triplet or a Tessar has the same number of air/glass surfaces, the main difference is the front element of a Tessar is a cemented pair.

    It does appear that I was right about the Cassar S being a Tessar type, one manufacturer Regula sold cheaper models with a front cell focussing Rodenstock Trinar or a Cassar, and their better models with a Cassar S or Zeiss Tessar.

    Edixa also sold their SLR's (Edixamat's etc) with a Cassar S.

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    I have an Edixa Prismaflex with a 50mm Auto-Cassaron. It was my first 35mm SLR which my father got for me about 30 years ago. I assume this lens is similar.


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    Steve, I think the Auto-Cassaron was a further improvement, there was also a Cassarit, they were all f2.8 standard lenses.

    Ian