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Paul Cocklin
09-04-2007, 06:22 AM
Kodak 2D 8x10 with an (moderately) old Ilex Acu-Tessar 210mm lens. Gonna try my hand at the monthly photo assignment here with it. :-)

09-04-2007, 09:31 AM
Wandering around the West for a couple of weeks, taking along a Toyo CF, Bronica Sqa, and a Contax G1.

Thomas Bertilsson
09-04-2007, 10:04 AM
Rolleiflex with Foma 400.

09-04-2007, 10:07 AM
Koroll 24s and old Perutz film.

09-04-2007, 10:10 AM
Finally shot off a roll of BCN400 that was sitting in an old Nikkormat FT-3. I'd been trying to take star trails with it but doubt if anything came out. So yesterday I found an old tumble-down barn and shot out the rest of the roll.

Have some Vevlia 100F loaded in the F5 - but don't consider that one an antique yet.

Ditto the Pentax 67II which is loaded with a fresh roll of T-Max 400.

Doug Smith
09-04-2007, 11:27 AM
Pigeonflex with Efke 50 and Ansco Sure Shot with same. First time with the Efke 50. I recently used some Efke 100 in a Brownie Bullet 127 that came out fine although very curly.

09-04-2007, 11:31 AM
My 8x10 Zone IV -- I always have holders loaded (Ilford FP4+) and ready to go.


09-04-2007, 11:50 AM
Shot the Century No. 7 yesterday for the first time and tried out several new to me old lenses, Wollensak Varium, Beach Multi-Focal Series A, Carl Zeiss Jena Protarlinse VII, Crown Anastigmat Series I. I didn't get around to using the big Voigtlander lens yet, but I took a picture of it on the camera with my Century Whole Plate. Unfortunately, the cat didn't cooperate during several of the pictures. :D

09-04-2007, 12:30 PM
I will be testing my recently refurbished King Poco 5x7 that sports a surprisingly good symmetric convertible lens of unknown focal length(s) with a Packard shutter and three working speeds (T, B, and 1 sec). I will try some 5x7 fp4+ in that if I get some time away.

matt miller
09-04-2007, 12:46 PM
I should be receiving some Polaroid type 56 tomorrow. My first time with any sort of Polaroid, so I'm excited. I'll be exposing it in my 5x7 Rittreck w/4x5 back and a 210mm lens.

09-04-2007, 12:58 PM
I seem to be the only selenium-cell shooter. I realize most of the meters are dead by now, but if you found a camera from this era that was safely stored in its case, many times the meter is still active. The selenium cell era was quite interesting.
I use a Sekonic Studio Deluxe that I bought new just several years ago. When I picked it up, the young camera store sales person tried to sell me batteries for it :)
The only selenium meter camera that I ever used was a Contax "Cyclops".

09-04-2007, 01:18 PM
Sunday I shoot a roll of black and white film in a Pentax MZ5n using a Pentax digital lens. Not sure what type of film it was as brother-in-law gave me his old film including an unlabeled bulk load of Ilford ? so I thought seeing as would be developing it anyways to see what kind of film it was might as well check out how much coverage the 16-45 zoom gave on the full frame. Not only did I get that unknown Ilford but also a small bulk load of FP4+, one roll of Panatomic-X some rolls of HP5 and about ten rolls of exposed film that I offered to develop for him.
By the way I exposed the film at ISO 250 to make sure I got images. It had to be either HP5 or FP4

09-04-2007, 07:19 PM
A Kodak disposable (for the Let's all shoot one camera Part 4 project):p

09-04-2007, 08:57 PM
I just picked up an Agfa Jsolette, yes I know that J is really supposed to be an I.

I think this is a pre-war model as it has the J and has 2 flaps inside for a 6x4.5 mask along with a little lever to mask the viewfnder for 6x4.5.

Anyhow, I ran roll of film through it and the results were quite pleasing.
I am pretty amazed that a 70 year old camera can still work so well.

09-04-2007, 09:32 PM

So far, only one TLR shooter. Thought they'd be more popular. In the past year I have gone out with a SEM, Rolleimagic, Mamiyaflex, and Flexo, among others in my collection.


I'm a weekend warrior when it comes to TLRs: they're not well suited for sticking my bag on weekdays :p

I've got a Primoflex, Walzflex and Ricohflex. Great for B&W but there's nothing like the look of fresh 6x6 slides :D

09-04-2007, 09:34 PM
Interesting . . . I also have a 1937 AGFA Jsolette, and mostly shoot with it in 6x4.5 configuration. Mine has been with me for the last four years, a gift from a friend of mine. They are somewhat rare, even if not super desirable. I had to patch the leather bellows on mine with T-shirt printing ink, but it has held up well enough to shoot transparency film in it.

Currently running a 1935 Wirgin Edinex through the paces after a partial restoration. While not an easy camera to use, it is enjoyable. I hope the images come out nicely.

Recently machined a Linhof board so I could mount an old lens onto my 4x5 and try some portraits. That lens is now my oldest of old gear, an 1853 Holmes, Booth & Haydens 1/4 plate lens (just covers 4x5 at ∞, fine at portrait distances). I will hopefully get to try this one soon.


Gordon Moat
A G Studio (http://www.allgstudio.com)

John Kasaian
09-05-2007, 03:31 AM
Kodak Brownie Reflex with 127 Efke R-100
Deardorff 8x10 with the last of my Arista Pro 125 (Ilford FP-4+)
Speed Graphic pre-Anniversary 5x7 with Ilford HP-5+
and if I get around to it...
Nikon F2 with privately labelled Agfa APX-100
Rolleiflex T with Kodak VP
Off on sabbatical will be:
12x20 Folmer & Schwing Banquet (the really big tripod needs some parts)
Gowland 8x10 Aerial with Kodak T-max 400 (waiting for the next full moon)

Uncle Goose
09-05-2007, 09:27 AM
Meopta Flexaret IV, first time use and they results look great.

P C Headland
09-05-2007, 08:35 PM
Over the past couple of weeks or so:
- Pentacon 6TL
- Certo Six folder
- Canon AE-1

Just got the shutter sorted on my YashicaMat LM, so that will be next.

Lee Shively
09-06-2007, 01:40 PM
Blame it on number of "senior moments", the recent eclipse or some other incomprehensible occurance, but....

Within the last two months, I've purchased both a new Canon DSLR, two old Kiev rangefinders and a couple of Russian-made Leica thread-mount lenses to use (with adapters) on my M6 bodies. I'll be using all of the above ASAP.