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seawolf66
04-14-2007, 09:10 PM
Only goes to prove that Old cameras are not dead, Here are two shot's from my Zeiss Ikon 35mm Pantar 45mm F2.8 Contina # 529/24 also have the 30mm and the 75mm lens for it: I used Ultima ISO 100 color negative film some say its not great film??? I like it and what it gave me

Mark Layne
04-29-2007, 10:47 AM
Only goes to prove that Old cameras are not dead, Here are two shot's from my Zeiss Ikon 35mm Pantar 45mm F2.8 Contina # 529/24 also have the 30mm and the 75mm lens for it: I used Ultima ISO 100 color negative film some say its not great film??? I like it and what it gave me

Your front component interchangeables and also those for the Contaflex line were designed by Wandersleb of Zeiss. Despite being somewhat ignored today they are all excellent lenses.
Mark

Marcus
05-13-2007, 04:14 PM
Only goes to prove that Old cameras are not dead,

I couldn't agree more! Great pictures.

These old cameras still have a creative soul in them, just got to get out and use them.

athanasius80
05-13-2007, 05:46 PM
Plus they're a great way to meet people. The last time I had my B&J Press out, random Europeans kept asking me what it was and how did I use it. It was great!

Shmoo
05-14-2007, 10:20 AM
Plus they're a great way to meet people. The last time I had my B&J Press out, random Europeans kept asking me what it was and how did I use it. It was great!

Agreed. I got a lot of smiles using an old Rolleicord while in Austria.

ragc
05-15-2007, 08:27 PM
A few old cameras and their photos...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/4x5%20Carl%20Zeiss%20Jena%20Universal%20Palmos/Dsc00024s.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/4x5%20Carl%20Zeiss%20Jena%20Universal%20Palmos/scan0014c.jpg
Carl Zeiss Jena Universal Palmos (1903) with f4.5 Dominar Anastigmat on a Compur shutter


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Dsc00227m.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/5x7%20Korona%20Photos/scan0009.jpg
Gundlach Korona View 5x7 (1905-1930's) w/ 7 1/2" Wollensak Raptar on an Alphax shutter


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/AsanumaK103.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/AK135073.jpg
Asanuma King 1 (1940's) w/ f 5.6 150mm Fuji Fujinon on a Seiko shutter


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Rolleicords/ArtDeco.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Rolleicords/ArtDeco01.jpg
Rolleicord Art Deco (1935)

IloveTLRs
05-24-2007, 01:51 AM
I walk around with a 1950s TLR and get looks from a lot of people. This is from a 1950s Diacord (L? G?)

ragc
05-27-2007, 08:41 PM
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Voigtlanders/Voigtlander3.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h285/ragc01/Voigtlanders/Voigtlander1.jpg

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

Buckhead Plaza, Atlanta, GA, USA - shot with the little Voigtlander Brillant on the right of the photo. Love those uncoated lenses!

Russ Young
05-28-2007, 08:20 AM
I realize this is a hopelessly outdated concept in post-post modernism, but I certainly prefer, when possible, to use a beautiful camera constructed by human hands rather than $2.00 worth of plastic surrounding a computer assembled by a robot in a third world country.

You don't have to tell me that I'm not with it- I already know that.

Russ
who also wants a wooden coffin as his final gesture

ragc
05-28-2007, 10:23 AM
To me, using this finely designed and made machinery embodies the spirit of people who cared. That's going to come out in the photograph.

I have one of the original Rollei books on using their cameras. The pride of their workmanship shines through. It has tons of good information on photography in general, composition, exposure, etc., yet they do not make it sound like it happens by itself just because you own the camera. It is clear that they are saying "we made the best tool we could, it's up to you to make good use of it, and here are some pointers..."

Freneticist
05-28-2007, 11:13 AM
Well, my "new" camera is about 40+. My "grandaddy" was built late 1800's. They range from a frankensteined new-vue 3x4, a "Brand" 4X5 view, 4x5 seneca #9, conley 5X7 to a Century View 8X10. And just bought another conley #1 5X7 And you are right. There is no thrill like taking a junker, reworking it, and making a working piece of equipment again.

ragc
05-28-2007, 12:53 PM
Just got me my first Anniversary Speed Graphic...waiting for it to arrive, the Hassy of the US! :D

My oldest is from 1903
My newest is from 2007
My favorite.... hmm
The best one...

R gould
05-13-2010, 10:19 AM
I only use old cameras and have done so for a while, you make so many friends with them, and I vary rarely get anyone refusing to let me take their picture, and I just love the results with my old folders or tlrs,Richard

wclark5179
05-13-2010, 10:22 AM
"OLD camera's Are still Great!"

As are old Photographers!

Steve Smith
05-13-2010, 10:23 AM
"OLD camera's Are still Great!"

They are even better without superfluous apostrophes!


Steve.

Roberto V.
05-16-2010, 05:27 PM
They are even better without superfluous apostrophes!


Steve.

*apostrophe's :p

Rick A
05-16-2010, 06:04 PM
Old Cameras? Last new camera I bought was in 1985, an OM-4. I dont shoot that one(needs CLA'd)shoot my original OM-1n from the 70's, and an early 60's Yashica-D, a Duaflex II, Mamiya C-220f, a handfull of Brownies, and a Calumet CC-401. Whats a "new" camera.

Jeff Kubach
05-16-2010, 06:12 PM
I just love old cameras. Just can't beat them!

Jeff