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    Quote Originally Posted by JW PHOTO View Post
    Holy cow! I thought my darkroom was loaded with cameras and "stuff", but you got me beat all hollow. I don't know about you, but I could lock the door in there and throw away the key if it had a bathroom and food. Yes, I know, no food or drink in the darkroom. JW
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    Where's the turntable and speakers? Gene Smith wants you to have a stereo in there…

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    Marantz model 2220 receiver, 5 disc Sony DVD/CD/CD video and a pair of Infinity SL50 speakers in mine. Now, I just have to figure out where to put the "big screen"??? I have severe nerve deafness, but music is still nice in the darkroom. No hard rock, just soft slow stuff and classical. JW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trask View Post
    Where's the turntable and speakers? Gene Smith wants you to have a stereo in there…
    iPhone into NAD amp, into homemade boxes with electro voice horn tweeter and 8" driver.
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    I'VE GOT IT !!!!!!!

    YES!!! I've got it!! And it's a beauty.

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    I went over yesterday (1 hour drive) and met a friendly guy who is also a photographer (I liked his images).
    This camera belonged to a professional photographer from Serbia, who died recently (85 years old). He promised me to check the name of the previous owner through relatives in Serbia. Would be nice to see if I can find any of his work and know the history of this camera. His initials might be SR, since this is engraved to the inside of the film back.

    The camera is a Super Wide C (SWC) from about 1963. It came with an A12 film back (older model), original lens hood, original leather strap. The lens cap is not original but will fit snug around the lens hood. The camera body looks like very nice and is in very good condition. Only minor scratches on the chrome of the lens (normal wear).

    The glass of the lens looks like new. No haze, no fungus, no scratches, no cleaning marks on the glass in the front and in the back of the lens. The coating is clean without the commonly known marks from the shutter blades.
    The shutter seems to be operating perfectly. I'll have tot test the speeds yet, but 1 seconds sounds like "one elephant".

    The film back is an older A12 model (if I'm correct). Matching serial numbers on both parts. I loaded a film and it seems to work as it should.
    When the film back is attached to the body, it can move slightly (>0.5 mm??) on the top side. I'm not sure if this is normal. The back fits smoothly, but maybe the grabbing hooks are worn out a bit? I'm guessing it won't effect the images, but I'll check for light leaks. If I can find someone nearby with a Hasselblad camera, I could compare it to his camera and film back. (Anyone close to Apeldoorn or Veenendaal in The Netherlands??).

    I got an estimation of €300 for a complete overhaul of this camera upfront by an experienced Hasselblad repair man. But I may not need it yet. As he said a camera this old would certainly need a CLA. But if the shutter operates fine at all speeds, it must already have been serviced some time ago. Maybe I'll have him checking the film back. First let's make a test drive.

    I loaded a Fuji NPC 160 film (expired in 2002) to make some test shots. The red and white indicator on the back and the camera are changing from red to white ash they should. It's a fine and compact camera, easy to handle and carry. I'll practice with the view finder, due to the mentioned parallax effect.

    I'm all set for a lot of fun this weekend!!
    Last edited by TheToadMen; 04-11-2014 at 05:18 AM. Click to view previous post history.
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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    Congratulations on getting a fine camera with a wonderful and seducing lens. You'll get over the first rush of passion.

    Years ago the late Steve Grimes put an ex-aerial camera 38/4.5 Biogon in a Copal #0 for me. As soon as I received it I put it on a board and shot a roll of film with it on my humble Century Graphic. I used a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 (you'd say 6x9) roll holder. When the film came back from the lab I fell madly passionately in love with the lens and couldn't bring myself to use any other lens for several months. Here http://1drv.ms/1qFtq0Y is a shot from the first roll.

    An attempt to shoot a broad vista (the Mono Lake basin, from the overlook on US 395 north of it) on a hazy day broke the spell but the lens is still wonderful. You'll love your SWC even though its 38 Biogon, like mine, it isn't the best lens for every possible shot.

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    Congrats again. Your excitement is palatable and I'm jealous just imagining you opening your package. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Sintchak (rich815) View Post
    Congrats again. Your excitement is palatable and I'm jealous just imagining you opening your package. Enjoy!
    Hi Richard,
    You're welcome to come over and shoot some rolls with it
    Bert from Holland
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    Hi Richard,
    You're welcome to come over and shoot some rolls with it
    Bert from Holland
    Noted!
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    I'll be in Paris next week for one day with the family to see all the sites. They will allow me to take with me one camera and one bag only

    So I'll take the SWC with some B&W films, probably FP4+ and Fomapan to test my new camera.
    I shot two rolls unto now but didn't have the time to develop it yet. The camera handles real fine
    and is very light to carry. The real test will be Paris.

    (But maybe I'll sneak in a pinhole camera as well ...)
    Last edited by TheToadMen; 04-19-2014 at 10:41 AM. Click to view previous post history.
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
    my blog: http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl
    my Linkedin pinhole group: http://tinyurl.com/pinholegroup


    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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