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lensandleather
01-15-2007, 11:56 AM
This one is nicely hand-holdable, with good heft, and has charming effects at its f/4.5 widest aperture. The square negatives print with a nice chiaroscuro feeling. This camera forces me to abandon any remaining dignity and concentrate on basics (and mess with perceptions and conceptions simultaneously)!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/th_P4050005b.jpg (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/P4050005b.jpg)
Mycro Model 1

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/Roll4/th_img598-f-8x10crop-web.jpg (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/Roll4/img598-f-8x10crop-web.jpg) http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/Roll2/th_img577-web.jpg (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/Roll2/img577-web.jpg) http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/Roll3/th_img583-f-web.jpg (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/Roll3/img583-f-web.jpg) http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/Roll5/th_img609-f-web.jpg (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b17/nodyad/Mycro/Roll5/img609-f-web.jpg)
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Don Day
(dipping my toes in after a long time away)

seawolf66
04-06-2007, 09:27 PM
I have had this for awhile have just gtotten the lens clean and the shutter to work how close to accurate unknowen at this time Have a couple of film Holders coming will run some film thru it shortly: the camera was made around 1890 to 1900? thanks

k_jupiter
04-13-2007, 01:13 AM
I wouldn't know where to start. Most of my cameras are pre-1970. From the graplex rb 3x4 and ZI-Trona 9x12 modified to 3x4 to the mid 50's Nettars and the early 50's Kalart Press going on through to the Yashica 635...

OK, I'll get the camera out and snap some "portraits". Most of these cameras still work and take great photos.

tim in san jose

ragc
06-05-2007, 11:28 PM
Time to revive this old post to get more neat cameras on...I'll post a new "family" portrait on my LF cameras...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Dsc_1738s.jpg

Left to right (oldest to newest):

1) Carl Zeiss Jena Universal Palmos 6x9 converted to 4x5 (1903)
2) 4x5 Gundlach Korona View - First Version (1910's?)
3) 5x7 Gundlach Korona View - Second Version (1930's?)
4) Half Plate Asanuma King 1, converted to dual format 4x5 and 5x7 (late 1930's)
5) 4x5 Anniversary Speed Graphic (1943)

The last three are my shooters.

seawolf66
06-08-2007, 09:21 PM
Here is my oldest and my newest in 4X5 fild cameras the kodak is a Pony Premo # 6 the other is a Linhof technika III built 1957 approx:

Akki14
06-14-2007, 04:08 AM
http://www.stargazy.org/cams/06-2007/tn/P1010144.med.JPG
Polaroid 103 Land Camera and a Sonar OneStep SX-70 (have only used the SX-70 so far since I could bodge the polaroid 600 film from the local chemist into it)

http://www.stargazy.org/cams/06-2007/tn/P1010145.med.JPG
two Ilford Sportis. This is what flea-bay does to you. You randomly see something, buy it, then find out it's the best thing ever and you have to buy another one to carry around. Sportis are a bit like an older (c.1959)Holga but with a decent glass lens (but still has some vignetting). example: http://www.stargazy.org/photos/kew-sporti2/

http://www.stargazy.org/cams/06-2007/tn/P1010147.med.JPG
Brownie No. 2 Model E(left) and Brownie No. 2 Model F. Model E is a cardboard box (with a minor light leak problem - seems to become worse over time. Best blast through a roll all in one day ;)) Model F is a metal box with tripod mounts. Sadly one of its waist level viewfinder mirrors has come loose :( I don't think it's fixable since there's rivets on the front, not screws. Model F contact sheet: http://www.stargazy.org/photos/2007-03-10/tn/brownieF1.jpg.html

http://www.stargazy.org/cams/06-2007/tn/P1010148.med.JPG
Finetta 88. Another random charity shop find. It's a quite good 35mm film camera, actually. You just have to learn to judge distance accurately to set the focus and have a handheld light meter on hand to know what to set the aperture(f/16 - f/2.8) and shutter speed(1/250 - 1/25)to. It technically has bulb mode but since I had to fix its shutter resetting problem, I found that bulb mode doesn't work. Something for me to poke at and fiddle with eventually. I think putting colour film through it made me really love it: http://www.stargazy.org/photos/finettalondon/

k_jupiter
06-14-2007, 04:28 PM
two Ilford Sportis. This is what flea-bay does to you. You randomly see something, buy it, then find out it's the best thing ever and you have to buy another one to carry around. Sportis are a bit like an older (c.1959)Holga but with a decent glass lens (but still has some vignetting). example: http://www.stargazy.org/photos/kew-sporti2/


Brownie No. 2 Model E(left) and Brownie No. 2 Model F. Model E is a cardboard box (with a minor light leak problem - seems to become worse over time. Best blast through a roll all in one day ;)) Model F is a metal box with tripod mounts. Sadly one of its waist level viewfinder mirrors has come loose :( I don't think it's fixable since there's rivets on the front, not screws. Model F contact sheet: http://www.stargazy.org/photos/2007-03-10/tn/brownieF1.jpg.html


Finetta 88. Another random charity shop find. It's a quite good 35mm film camera, actually. You just have to learn to judge distance accurately to set the focus and have a handheld light meter on hand to know what to set the aperture(f/16 - f/2.8) and shutter speed(1/250 - 1/25)to. It technically has bulb mode but since I had to fix its shutter resetting problem, I found that bulb mode doesn't work. Something for me to poke at and fiddle with eventually. I think putting colour film through it made me really love it: http://www.stargazy.org/photos/finettalondon/

Well first off, nice photographs. The Finetta 88 shots look like old postcards. Very nice. The Sportis... that has the pop out metal tube doesn't it? I think I got one from an english EBayer who threw it and a couple other cheap cameras into a fiber lined sack and shipped them to Amurica. That didn't work out so well. I modified what was left of it to make a nice 2 1/4 pinhole camera. I thought the vignetting was a product of my changes. Now you tell me they all did it, even with glass. What a hoot. I eventually sent that camera to Donald Qualls down there in North Carolina where he made it even better by working on the symmetry of the pinhole.

The Brownie? Those images will give me nightmares tonight.

tim in san jose

Akki14
06-16-2007, 06:12 PM
Well first off, nice photographs. The Finetta 88 shots look like old postcards. Very nice. The Sportis... that has the pop out metal tube doesn't it? I think I got one from an english EBayer who threw it and a couple other cheap cameras into a fiber lined sack and shipped them to Amurica. That didn't work out so well. I modified what was left of it to make a nice 2 1/4 pinhole camera. I thought the vignetting was a product of my changes. Now you tell me they all did it, even with glass. What a hoot. I eventually sent that camera to Donald Qualls down there in North Carolina where he made it even better by working on the symmetry of the pinhole.

The Brownie? Those images will give me nightmares tonight.

tim in san jose

Sportis look like a lot of other Dacora Kamerawerk cameras so, no this one doesn't have bellows or extends outwards. Dacora made a lot of cameras for various companies besides under their own label so there's a lot out there that looks similar to the Sporti (or the Ilford Sportsman etc). Dacora Digna is another popular vintage out there and that does have the extending tube.
What is interesting is that I get more or less vignetting depending on film. Fomapan 400 doesn't give as much vignetting as Ilford HP5 does. I have a theory that the older emulsions didn't show up the shortcomings of the camera so badly in its heyday.

Why are the Brownie images so scary to you? ;) Brownies don't get enough credit for taking rather good photos for an 80+year old camera.

Matus Kalisky
06-17-2007, 09:45 AM
Rolleiflex 3.5T - acquired only recently - got the first testing film (Velvia 100) this weekend and I am not so sure that the main purpose (as originaly intended) will be BW. But it is a pure joy to use it. I hope to post some results in the near future.

k_jupiter
06-17-2007, 12:52 PM
Why are the Brownie images so scary to you? ;) Brownies don't get enough credit for taking rather good photos for an 80+year old camera.

Perhaps it's English weather that scares me so much. It's just that gray Fawltey Towers look to those photos.

Keep up the good work.

tim in san jose

semeuse
07-27-2007, 11:15 PM
Here's my Nagel Vollenda, made in Germany in 1930 before Kodak bought the company. 127 film isn't all that popular (Efke R100 is about it), but the camera is wonderful. It has a Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar lens (50mm) in a Compur shutter.

Uncle Goose
07-28-2007, 08:33 AM
Here's my all time favorite. An early (serial number 639) Flexaret VI. Too bad the thread for the releasecable is kinda busted or too small for the modern cable releases.

ragc
07-28-2007, 12:27 PM
Here's my all time favorite. An early (serial number 639) Flexaret VI. Too bad the thread for the releasecable is kinda busted or too small for the modern cable releases.

It does indeed appear like it's busted, as it should be able to take modern releases.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/TLRs/Meopta.jpg
Meopta Flexaret VI with 35mm finder mounted

This one is much newer, serial No 28721, so your thread could be smaller, although my generic releases fit all my cameras, including some very old ones.

Uncle Goose
07-28-2007, 04:37 PM
I've read somewhere that some of the threads where not standard and required a smaller diameter, this could be correct since the usual releasecable looks too fat to fit easily. I will have this confirmed as soon as my Flexaret IIa, VII and Standard come in.

ragc
07-29-2007, 12:25 AM
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/TLRs/Cablerelease.jpg

An antique cable release (left) and a modern cable release, side-by-side. They are both American, but the antique one I use with my Rolleicord Art Deco from 1932, which is European, of course. At least of the ones I own I can say the threads are the same size. The diameter of the casing is much larger on the modern release, and interferes in the early Rolleicords, making it impossible to use with them, but this should not be a problem with the Flexaret, as it's a button shutter and the release is mounted perpendicular.

Uncle Goose
07-29-2007, 04:30 PM
Strange thing is that I have a old selftimer (from about the same time as the Flex) and that one fits just nicely, the top of the selftimer looks sharper than the modern releasecables. Looks like the modern things are cut off too short.

ragc
08-11-2007, 12:35 AM
http://www.filmlives.net/community/files/dsc_2412x_796.jpg.600x600

My Version 1 Gundlach Korona 5x7 with the 4x5 back, 90% done (The lens rim has been re-coated, but I still need to make a matching lensboard for it - this one is from my Anniversary Speed Graphic)

tony lockerbie
08-11-2007, 12:47 AM
Just go to my web page and click on classic cameras for a few photos. Just finished doing the Voigtlander Brilliant as it turns out, and I try to do a new one each month..... makes you get them out!
Tony

ragc
08-11-2007, 12:48 PM
Very nice website, Tony! I just bookmarked you to return later.

My Brilliants are the older, metal version. I have four, each with a different lens/shutter combo. The little things perform very well!

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Voigtlanders/Voigtlanders.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Voigtlanders/Voigtlander3.jpg
Taken with the one in the far right of the photo above.

Paul Goutiere
08-12-2007, 08:59 PM
I have had a bit of success with these cameras lately. I use them for scenics mostly with a tripod.