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    A new (cheap) addition.

    See it here.

    I like folders. They're rugged, they fit in a pocket. I saw this one with no bids, looking lonely, and couldn't resist. I have an Ansco Speedex Special "R" with the Apotar lens and I like it. I'm really looking forward to getting it.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    Looks good and for a very good price. My first camera was a folding Agfa. In this case, an Isolette.

    I have just won an Argus C3 with wide angle lens on ebay for £5.50 I think that's about $10. I particularly liked the idea of this one as it has the 35mm lens rather than the standard 50mm.

    See it here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...B:EOIBSA:UK:11


    Steve.

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    I actually want to find the wide angle lens by itself. The 50 is an amazing little piece of work...pretty damn sharp at f/4, but best at f/5.6. You'll have fun with it.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    Stephanie,
    Congrats on the great deal. Assuming the bellows and optics in good shape, you got a great deal! As you know the Apotars are great lenses, but old Agfa lens tend to need a bellows replacement. The lenses also have a reputation for jamming up. A little lighter fluid may be able to help loosen the lens movement. I've had a few Billy Records and decided they weren't worth the work required, so sold them for Erconas. IMO, I have yet to find a folder that beats a Bessa though. But for $15 you spent, you can't complain!
    Enjoy the new addition! Viva la folders or something.
    Chris



 

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