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firecracker
11-24-2006, 10:19 AM
Oh by the way on your Ia http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?KodakRetina.html~mainFrame scroll down a little bit you'll see some info, or at the very least it's production date.

Thanks for the links, but Retinette is different from Retina: The Retinettes are the cost-down version of the Retinas as far as I know. They are more light-weight and without the rangefinder focusing system.

kb244
11-24-2006, 10:23 AM
Thanks for the links, but Retinette is different from Retina: The Retinettes are the cost-down version of the Retinas as far as I know. They are more light-weight and without the rangefinder focusing system.

The Retina Ia is also light and without the rangefinder focusing also (the Retina II made in the same time was the rangefinder version of the I) :p

Ole
11-24-2006, 11:38 AM
ALL of my cameras are "classics", more or less...

Here's some of them, at least. First a 6.5x9cm KaWee Patent Etui, next a small segment of the cupboard where I keep my cameras when they're not in use.

Hmmm - must be an old picture, there's a lot less space there now!

kb244
11-24-2006, 11:54 AM
ALL of my cameras are "classics", more or less...

Here's some of them, at least. First a 6.5x9cm KaWee Patent Etui, next a small segment of the cupboard where I keep my cameras when they're not in use.

Hmmm - must be an old picture, there's a lot less space there now!

I Think the third one is the same Nettar 515 I have.

Also what exactly 'defines' classic, I consider classic (retro, vintage, whatever you call it) anything before the 70s.

My co-worker when I mentioned "classic" said.
1) Even my EOS-1 would be a classic, just a newer one.
2) Classic? Oh you mean shoots film (because there are no digital classics)

Ole
11-24-2006, 12:04 PM
Yes, that's my Nettar. I can never remember the number, though...

From left to right the cameras are:

Balda Belfoca 6x9
Voigtländer Bessa I 6x9
Zeiss Ikon Nettar 6x4.5
Welta Welti 35mm
Daiichi Zenobia (I think)
Voigtländer Perkeo

I suppose the Gandolfi Traditional is a classic too, even if still in production?
http://www.bruraholo.no/Cameras/Gandolfi/Gandolfi.html

And the little plate cameras: http://www.bruraholo.no/Cameras/Voigt/Voigtlander.html

Another one that would have been a sure classic if it weren't too new is the Carbon Infinity. And the Bessa-L too, I guess?

kb244
11-24-2006, 12:24 PM
Yes, that's my Nettar. I can never remember the number, though...

From left to right the cameras are:

Balda Belfoca 6x9
Voigtländer Bessa I 6x9
Zeiss Ikon Nettar 6x4.5
Welta Welti 35mm
Daiichi Zenobia (I think)
Voigtländer Perkeo

I suppose the Gandolfi Traditional is a classic too, even if still in production?
http://www.bruraholo.no/Cameras/Gandolfi/Gandolfi.html

And the little plate cameras: http://www.bruraholo.no/Cameras/Voigt/Voigtlander.html

Another one that would have been a sure classic if it weren't too new is the Carbon Infinity. And the Bessa-L too, I guess?



Well has to be a Nettar 515 because there are two Nettars , the 515A and 515B , the A is a 6x4.5 and the B is a 6x9 (taller beast), and it's not a Super Ikonta as it does not have the coupled rangefinder on the side. So... I figured it has to be a 515 :D though the fun part is trying to figure out the number of lens/shutter combinations they had for the 515 especially around wartime.

PS: I know what a Bessa L is, but I have no clue what a Carbon Infinity is.

Ole
11-24-2006, 12:42 PM
... So... I figured it has to be a 515 :D

It's a 521... :D

With a Tessar 75mm f:3.5, coated.


PS: I know what a Bessa L is, but I have no clue what a Carbon Infinity is.

The Carbon Infinity is this beast. (http://www.galerie-photo.com/carbon-infinity.html) Mine is no. 46 of about 60 in total...

kb244
11-24-2006, 01:03 PM
It's a 521... :D

With a Tessar 75mm f:3.5, coated.



DAMMIT Foiled again...



The Carbon Infinity is this beast. (http://www.galerie-photo.com/carbon-infinity.html) Mine is no. 46 of about 60 in total...

... I think I am in love...

ragc
11-24-2006, 06:04 PM
No offense to anyone, but I believe the culprit may be someone who had little luck with a digital camera, and just uploads whatever the smallest is off their camera straight to the web without croping, resizing, or general touchups. (however the odd dimensions rules that out)

Sorry, friends. I am the culprit. The photos were in an old abandoned website of mine and I linked to it, since I had long ago cleaned them from my drive. On my website they are resized to fill the screen and I had forgotten how big the files were. It bothers me too, but I don't think I can resize them now. My apologies.

To show I can resize photos, this one of my Asanuma King No. 1 I took tonight, after a thorough cleaning and building and installing a tripod adapter to take modern tripods.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Asanuma%20King%201/Dsc00065s.jpg

ragc
11-28-2006, 10:58 PM
...and now with a Fujinon WS f6.3 on a Seiko shutter...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Asanuma%20King%201/cs.jpg

papagene
12-12-2006, 09:31 PM
Here is a lousy pic of my Kodak 2D 5x7. Picked it up off ebay and refinished it. It works great and I enjoy using it quite a lot.

gene

Ian Grant
12-16-2006, 02:23 AM
Here's a couple of images of my main Agfa-Ansco, and its superb AM Optical Dagor lens:
http://lostlabours.co.uk/agfa-ansco/images/aa001.jpg
and
http://lostlabours.co.uk/agfa-ansco/images/aa009.jpg

A great buy from a US photography professor, its originally owner was a lecturer from the Clarence White School of Photography.

Ian

ragc
12-16-2006, 10:27 PM
Ian: Have never seen an Agfa Ansco up close...the knob on the side of the front standard that is related to the semi-circular plate, is that for front tilt?

ragc
12-16-2006, 10:38 PM
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/35mm/Dsc00107s.jpg
My Asahi Pentax Spotmatic (my main shooter since 1968)

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/35mm/scan0023.jpg
Fort San Cristobal, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1970)

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/35mm/scan0027.jpg
Hanckock Building and Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois (1973)

Ian Grant
12-17-2006, 01:55 AM
Ian: Have never seen an Agfa Ansco up close...the knob on the side of the front standard that is related to the semi-circular plate, is that for front tilt?
Yes it is see this image:
http://lostlabours.co.uk/agfa-ansco/images/aa004.jpg

The aluminum block on the other side was fitted by the second owner and is for a compendium lens hood. Unfortunately my second Agfa Ansco has no front movements other than a rising front.

Ian

butterflydream
12-17-2006, 08:28 AM
Purma Special, Made in England ca. 1930
127 Format 4x4
f6.3 Anastigmat 56mm
1/15, 1/150, 1/450 drop shutter
Phenol resin body

kb244
12-23-2006, 08:16 AM
Hrm my 'vintage' (lol now days anything before 80s is like vintage to folks) Canon P, with a not-antique lens (Bought new last week)

http://www.karlblessing.com/shares/CanonP/skopar2.jpg

papagene
12-23-2006, 08:24 PM
karl... your "vintage" Canon P looks to be in darn good condition! Purty camera,

gene

luvcameras
01-09-2007, 06:15 AM
1880's 4x5 View Camera, American Optical Camera Company
http://members.aol.com/dcolucci/web7.jpg

Dan

www.antiquecameras.net

Paul Goutiere
01-14-2007, 06:11 AM
Ikonta has been around the world. Still completely functional and certainly a nice negative.