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    Good for you, Jonathan.

    Last Sunday I trekked up to Wayne, which was more dismal than ever. Dismal, perhaps, relative to my hopes of finding anything that I wanted/needed/could resell for vast amounts. Did come home, though, with a Folding Pocket Kodak #3 Model G that held a 130/6.3 CZJ Tessar in Compound. $not much, and its a pretty little lens. By the serial number, made in 1911 or 1912 and more fodder for the "old lenses, good lenses" polemic.

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    The man who runs the Photorama shows works out of his homebase in fotogenic pherndale (Detroit, Michigan area) - I've known him and his dad for a long time - bought used equipment from his dad 40 years ago.

    These shows are smaller than they used to be. Now almost all equipment shown is 35mm, used to have much more MF and LF stuff. The darkroom guys, when they come, don't bring nearly all they have. Enlargers are kind of bulky to transport hundreds of miles. I think most of the dealers do sell on ebay. They also buy at these shows.

    There is a show this weekend in the Detroit area - if you guys think there would be interest, I'll ask the darkroom guys there if I can post their name and contact info here. I know one that has a warehouse full of stuff in the Detroit area - last time I walked through it, he had a DeVere 504! If I hadn't already just bought a 4x5 enlarger, we might have made a deal.

    Anyway, I plan to go and see if I find something I didn't know I couldn't live without.

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    Thanks for the info Bob.
    I would really be hard pressed to go to another show. As it stands now, my main interest would be in vintage folding cameras, and old LF lenses. When I was at the show last, there was only a couple of old folders, going to 4x as much as they should. I discovered one old brass lens; but it was missing its front element.
    My only other interest was in film holders; but they were either in poor condition, or not much cheaper than I could purchase new for.

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    You may want to come to the next DC area one. We have a local guy who shows up with some beautiful early 20th century folders and box cameras. I bought a Century 5x7 with a triple convertible lens from him at the last one. It's in gorgeous condition. Takes pretty good pics so far, too.

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    A bust!

    Well, this weekend's camera show in the Detroit area is kind of sparse. About 99% 35mm and not even a lot of choice there. Some of the biggest vendors elected not to do this one, and no darkroom vendors. I guess they are either on summer vacation or figured everybody else is. Maybe this fall's show will be better.

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    Not a bad way to spend an hour or so.

    I've been to a number of these in Trevose, and usually enjoy browsing even if I don't wind up buying things. It's good for filters and the occasional accessory part. Nice to be among people who like equipment like this. Outragous prices being asked for the Russian gear, but one Zorki is quite enough. If I hit the lottery before the next one ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopaka
    Well, this weekend's camera show in the Detroit area is kind of sparse. About 99% 35mm and not even a lot of choice there. Some of the biggest vendors elected not to do this one, and no darkroom vendors. I guess they are either on summer vacation or figured everybody else is. Maybe this fall's show will be better.

    Bob
    When is the next Detroit show?

    I live in Toledo area (Pemberville), but spend weekends with my SO in Dearborn.

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    I missed it again.

    A family member was having minor surgery two days after the event, so discretion being the better part of a viable hobby, I passed it up this time.

    I have found filters there at great prices, a very useful multi-focal-length viewfinder (not a turret type) at a price much less than a Tewe finder, and a few other things over the years. I have drooled over old leicas that looked pretty clean, and walked away from Soviet equipment being offered at ridiculously high prices.

    Next time, I'll check this forum and see who might be going.
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    Jeff, I usually wander over to Trevose when the Photoramas are in town. IMO this month's show was abysmal. In other words, nothing at all that spoke to me.

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