Gas got the best of me today

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by mikebarger, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. mikebarger

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    At a farm auction I bought a very nice Crown Graphic with a Graflex Optar f4.7 135mm, a Rolleiflex F3.5 with a Planar 3.5 that has both waistlevel and Porro? finder w/original lens cap. Not to stop there, got a Beseler 4x5 enlarger (older model), a D5XL Omega enlarger, 6 Tominon brand enlarger lens, a Leitz GmbH 50mm 4.5 enlarging lens a couple Rodenstock enlarging lens.

    Got a 127mm Rodenstock Ysaron F4.7 127mm mounted in a Polaroid Prontor shutter, 4 (that appear to be brand new) Copal shutters still in Copal plastic with silica gel, that are pretty small. They don't have flash sycn. and go up to 250 of a second...these look cheap....?

    Also got 15 Riteway holders, 13 of them are real nice. several darkroom timers, safelights, and some stuff I haven't even figured out what it is yet.

    Almost forgot the Speedotron light three setup.

    All in all a good day. :smile:

    Mike
     
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    I guess I hang out at none of the right places.... :wink:
     
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    In Missouri you have farms that grow old photo equipment? :wink:
     
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    damn! I want a camera growing farm!!!

    and those speedos...
     
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    Should have mentioned a lot of small darkroom stuff came with the deal. Enlargers and darkroom was one lot, camera's and strobes were separate lots. Total spend was under $320.

    Mike
     
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    That and rocks.

    Mike
     
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    Shit! People spend that much (or more) on the Rollei alone
     
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    Pet rocks?
     
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    Found a Bausch & Lomb 158mm F6.3 Macro.....I'm assuming this is a enlarger or process lens (small lens F6.3 to F45)?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
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    Rollei looks to date to 1961.

    Mike
     
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    Great day you had!
     
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    I want a farm that grows Astia, Kodachrome, and Kodachrome chemistry and equipment.:D
     
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    Shut up.

    Please, shut up.

    This is making me sick.

    A 3.5F for less than $320. Sickening.

    That it wasn't me.

    Congratulations to you, though. Very nice day!!
     
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    Your tominon lens set may be for a polaroid mp4 copy camera,if so these are meant for macro work,do they go from 17mm to 150mm?
     
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    Thanks for the extra work that post caused, with all the drool I had to go mop up.
    Lucky find there :smile:
     
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    Me too, dammit!
     
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    Gas did not get the better of you. You got the better of gas.
     
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    Nice farm!

    Down here in SEMO, the farms tend to grow rusty broken stuff, and Kodak instamatics.

    Nice find/buy!