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    OLD camera's Are still Great!

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by seawolf66 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seawolf66 View Post
    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by athanasius80 View Post
    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.
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    A few old cameras and their photos...



    Carl Zeiss Jena Universal Palmos (1903) with f4.5 Dominar Anastigmat on a Compur shutter




    Gundlach Korona View 5x7 (1905-1930's) w/ 7 1/2" Wollensak Raptar on an Alphax shutter




    Asanuma King 1 (1940's) w/ f 5.6 150mm Fuji Fujinon on a Seiko shutter




    Rolleicord Art Deco (1935)

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    I walk around with a 1950s TLR and get looks from a lot of people. This is from a 1950s Diacord (L? G?)
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    Buckhead Plaza, Atlanta, GA, USA - shot with the little Voigtlander Brillant on the right of the photo. Love those uncoated lenses!

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    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.

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    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..."

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