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Steve Smith
12-10-2007, 09:57 AM
.... nothing. There has been too much rain!


Jeffrey A. Steinberg
12-10-2007, 12:15 PM
Mamiya 7II (black--it looks so cool) with 50mm lens and viewfinder.

Its the ultimate street shooter. I keep it at hyperfocal (about a few feet with that lens) and snap away while I
hold the camera at my hips to not draw attention to myself. Works everytime.


12-10-2007, 12:27 PM
Benici Koroll 24s Kodak 400UC

Ian Grant
12-10-2007, 12:33 PM
Gaoersi 6x17 must finish the film I started in Peru :D

12-10-2007, 04:46 PM
Hexar AF and Mamiya 1000s. Thursday is #3 son's 18th birthday. Another milestone...no more "kids" in the family;)

12-11-2007, 03:12 AM
.... nothing. There has been too much rain!

Tut tut! A perfect chance to shoot B&W :)

12-29-2007, 06:37 PM
Just finished color print rolls in a Kodak Pony IV (with shoe-mounted Walz selenium EVS meter) and an Agfa Optima 1.

Karl K
12-30-2007, 04:05 PM
...loaded with Kodak BW400CN. This is my first attempt shooting with the three primes, 28mm, 45mm, and 90mm. I just wish the focusing system wasn't so damn noisy!

12-30-2007, 04:10 PM
Speed Graphic and Tachihara 4x5, with Polaroid type 55.

Thomas Bertilsson
12-30-2007, 04:15 PM
Hasselblad 500C with 80mm Planar lens, and my 'new' Century No2 5x7 camera. Using Ilford FP4 film in both cases.

- Thomas

12-30-2007, 04:26 PM
i shot a little bit yesterday with a pen ft,
but lately i have been shooting with a no camera at all ;)


Steve Smith
12-30-2007, 04:26 PM
Today, for the first time ever, I put my Rolleicord on a tripod! I took it out late in the afternoon (just after sunset) which meant some long exposures (between 15 and 60 seconds). I have just processed the film and it looks o.k. Pictures to be posted soon.


01-27-2008, 02:04 PM
I had a few cameras sitting around for awhile with unfinished rolls inside. So I took them all for a walk today and shot them out.

Quite an odd medley:

Nikon N80
Canonet QL25
Fuji Pet 35
Agfa Optima I
Ricoh Auto Shot

Steve Smith
01-27-2008, 04:09 PM
..... my recently purchased for 0.20 Ilford Sporti 6. Unfortunately it seems like it was worth every penny (just) and will now be modified into something else (most likely just a pile of bits).


01-27-2008, 04:44 PM
..... my recently purchased for 0.20 Ilford Sporti 6. Unfortunately it seems like it was worth every penny (just) and will now be modified into something else (most likely just a pile of bits).


Ah we have one of those.. shutter on it is dodgy and its design has confused me to the point I can't open it up to get to the shutter to clean it or oil it.
The original plain ol' Sporti is lovely though (and easy to get to the shutter to fix up).

Steve Smith
01-27-2008, 04:50 PM
Does yours work o.k. on 1/100 but half opens on 1/50? If so, it's due to the spring losing some springiness (is that a word?). I took mine apart earlier to see what was happening.

I am now considering either putting another lens from a defunct folder onto it or converting it to pinhole. With its slightly curved film plane (probably to compensate for its simple two element lens) pinhole might be the more sensible option.

Having now turned the lens/shutter assembly of mine into a collection of parts I can pass on the secret of dis-assembly: If you prise off the front label (the bit that says Dacora and Sporti 6) you will find one very small screw. Undoing this allows you to unscrew the front (and only) element completely. This will now uncover three screws which, once removed will give you access to the shutter mechanism. You will see a spring at the top which controls the shutter. The speed dial alters the amount of spring applied. A bit of work with some pliers slightly shortening the spring should give you two useable speeds though what they will now be is anyone's guess!

I really liked the portability of this camera and could live with just having 1/100s and a range of f8 to f16 but it gave me pictures with 2/3 of the frame sharp but the left 1/3 was blurred.

Oh well, that's 20p wasted. Just think what I could have bought with it instead!

Is your 'plain ol' Sporti' for 120 film or 35mm. When I got this one I assumed it was 35mm until I took the back off and found a 120 spool).



01-27-2008, 05:41 PM
The Sportis were mostly 120 film (the Sporti 4 was 127 film, the tiny 120 film ;)) so yes mine are medium format/120 - if you want 35mm, you want an Ilford Sportsman of some variety. They're also very cheap on ebay if you want to try one. I was considering trying the sticker bit but I am not always brave about poking around on cameras plus mine was about 80p more than your's :D I might make it my pet project this week to try to get it working. Check my gallery for examples from the original Sporti - 'Chimney Pots' and 'Kircauldy's Desk' were both taken with an original Sporti.

edit: poked around with mine and no it doesn't work. also it didn't have a screw it was just a little metal pin/rod that I pushed into the camera to get it to release (and put it back together by shoving the pin back in). I give up on that sporti... Strangely the sporti4 I have has perfect shutterspeeds but I don't have 127 film and it has no adjustable exposure whatsoever.

01-28-2008, 02:26 PM
This weekend I dragged myself from my sickbed (miserable cold) to shoot some with my Mamiya C220. We had sunshine for a brief period, so...

If things work out, I'll have some more slides to project on my new (to me) MF projector :).


01-28-2008, 02:28 PM
Deardorff 5x7 w/ a 4x5 back on it. It's the only camera I've been shooting for the last 3 weeks, but I just developed some neglected Yashicamat negs and now I'm planning on getting some more 120 soon!

01-31-2008, 10:12 PM
Took out my [old] Tlr made by Richter Reflex co. its called Trumpfrelex which was named that way so as to be sold via sear and roebuck co. It came thru looking likes itrs brand new on the outside but needs a little tlc to check things out ! Lenses are triolar seem to be all right : foto of camera and foto's from it: foto one shot at about F-16 foto two shot about F-8 !