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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl K View Post
    Understood...OK, second choice, how about posting some photos of your boxed-film display?
    I'll have to negotiate to borrow my other half's d****al camera to do that! I had a careful look at the films last night. The earliest was not, as I said, 1937 but 1939 and there are five spanning the years to 1952 - I think three are Type A emulsions. I also have a few boxes from the 60s and 70s up to the very last style sold in the UK, though of course there are plenty of those around. Another item is a shrink-wrap sealed brick of 20 110 format Kodachrome 64 films from the 1970s. Most of these were bought in the days when everyone thought that Kodachrome would be with us for ever and so no-one put any value on old or outdated film.

    Steve

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    Thanks everyone for your help. It looks like the film was loaded into the Argus A2B when the camera was new and never used. It's amazing that the camera just stayed in a box somewhere for over 70 years. As per the track record of Argus cameras, the unit just needed a little dusting off and it seems to work fine. I'll run some contemporary film through it soon just to see how the pictures look. The lens doesn't appear to have coatings so the pictures should have an antique appearance that I struggle with Photoshop to reproduce on modern images.

    I plan to test the extinction meter and compare it to my Gossen meter readings and determine just how much of our modern technology is necessary for taking good pictures.

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    Thanks everyone for your help. It looks like the film was loaded into the Argus A2B when the camera was new and never used. It's amazing that the camera just stayed in a box somewhere for over 70 years. As per the track record of Argus cameras, the unit just needed a little dusting off and it seems to work fine. I'll run some contemporary film through it soon just to see how the pictures look. The lens doesn't appear to have coatings so the pictures should have an antique appearance that I struggle with Photoshop to reproduce on modern images.

    I plan to test the extinction meter and compare it to my Gossen meter readings and determine just how much of our modern technology is necessary for taking good pictures.

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