Voigtlander Avus 9x12 with three film holders

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  1. Perry Way

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    This is a mixed lot. It looks like the viewfinder/ground glass is from an Agfa. The film holders are Kodak's, but the camera is a Voigtlander Avus in 9x12 format.

    It takes very lovely photographs however I am not a fan of 9x12 format because I don't have a negative holder for my enlarger. I do however happen to have the 9x12 inserts for the Jobo spiral tank system and I will include all 4 of them in this listing if you have a Jobo system and want them. No extra charge.

    Like most old cameras this one could benefit greatly from a CLR. It's not a shelf queen at all but the optics are good, functionally it's operational and there's no light leaks that I know of now. One of the film holders had a bad light leak but I think I fixed that.

    I know some people who would buy this listing just to get their hands on the film holders. Therefore I'm putting this price up a little expecting that the film holders really create an extra value. I'm asking $100 (plus shipping) for this camera and film holders. If you think that's not a great price but you're interested in the camera, please make an offer! Offers will be considered! :cool:
     

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    Still available.
     
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    Just so everyone knows, the lens is worth what he's asking. It should cover 4x5 straight on.
     
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    Those Kodak holders are about the best ones going in 9x12, too. They don't need film inserts; they have a spring-loaded pressure plate that auto-adjusts for sheet film or plates.

    Also, the shutter is removable as a unit, so reusing the lens on another camera should be easy. It's the same unit that I made into a tilt-shift EOS lens using hardware-store parts.

    (You know, Perry, 9x12 contact prints fit nicely in a standard 3.5x5 frame. What's an enlarger? :smile:

    -NT
     
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    They make nice post card sized prints as contact prints where the photo has a nice little rounded corners, like this one (taken with this camera here in the back roads of San Luis Obispo)

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    still available!
     
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    Still available! Anyone?
     
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    ??

    think not... I think you're referring to the awesome Bergheil camera... (?)

    Is the lens a Skopar? or Voigtar?

    I'm interested if you want to ship to Europe...

    (9x12 is my favourite format! and the rounded corners are a nice feature..)
     
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    From the pics its a 135mm skopar. Hmm those holders..... :smile:
    best regards
     
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    Cheers from California Gandolfi,

    It is the Skopar lens!

    Sure, I'll ship to Europe. I've been shipping all around the world lately :smile: I'll get it boxed and then have the USPS tell me how much and get back to you with that cost. My guess is it will be around $20 to ship to western Europe. You're in Netherlands right?... <edit> ahh I see Denmark. Okay..

    Perry

     
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    (removable shutter)

    No, the shutter on an Avus (and most plate cameras in my experience) unscrews from its mount. The Bergheil is unique in having a bayonet mount that allows you to change lenses in a reasonably seamless way---with the Avus it's more like something you would do for service or to reuse the parts. You *could* keep a family of shutters around with different lenses mounted in them, I suppose, but changes would be sort of inconvenient as compared to the Bergheil.

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    Denmark yes. (almost Netherlands but not quite...)

    PM me with details. Will you accept PayPal? (easiest by far for me)

    Emil
     
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    Hi,

    If Emil doesn't take it, I will. I'm in Belgium.

    Regards,
    Stefan

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    I have this packaged up to ship now, just so everyone knows. The package is 4 pounds.

    I got a quote from USPS tonight. The cost to ship to Denmark is $28.87

    I will be happy to ship Priority mail flat rate medium box for $12 (anywhere USA)

    And since it's boxed, I will ship any other USPS method you prefer.




     
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    Woops I did not see these other messages until just now.
     
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    Sending private message now! :smile:

     
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    got it!
     
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    This item is now Sold! thanks for the interest everyone!
     
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