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    That is a wicked cool photo. A "brick" on a brick with a brick wall background. Each brick subject has an aperture too.

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    From US-Army documentation it is clear that the mainstay of camera equipment was made up by Speed Graphics especially this type (PH-47):
    http://www.speedgraphic.fr/PH-47E_UK.html


    In 35mm it was the Kodak 35 in military version (olive-green outer and click-stop aperture):
    http://www.hardscrabblefarm.com/ww2/camera-ph324.htm


    Later a special designed camera was used (PH-501):
    http://www.peterlanczak.de/simmon_combatcamera.htm


    In small quantities Leicas and Rolleiflexes were stated to be used, bought off the shelves or 2nd hand. Though not modified and though not the standard cameras these two, as the two above, were put into type-related, designated camera kits.


    Also private owned cameras were used by photographers when they considered them superior to the standard one. (Zeiss Super Ikonta B above the standard Speed Graphic)

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    International press photographers covering the Korean War 1952. Werner Bischof

    http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...97178972_n.jpg

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    Dave

    "She's always out making pictures, She's always out making scenes.
    She's always out the window, When it comes to making Dreams.

    It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up."

    From It's All Mixed Up by The Cars

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    The US Govt. bought some Leicas during WWII through intermediaries in Switzerland and South America. They were shipped through Vichy France and the Iberian peninsula to South, then North America. Leitz Canada is a post war creation. E Leitz New York is a wartime creation. Kodak Ektar lenses can be dated by the first two letter in the serial number. EC is 1941 EA 42, EM 43, EE 44, ER 45.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
    Mopar_guy is correct. Do it right and bring a Deardorff V8 with a Ries tripod!
    So, I made a deal with my Sweetie. I told her she could take that extra suitcase full of shoes if she would carry my camera.


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    nice camera jim !

    if you are interested in an argus a, let me know !
    silver magnets, trickle tanks sold
    artwork often times sold for charity
    PM me for details

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    nice camera jim !

    if you are interested in an argus a, let me know !
    Thanks for the offer. I did get a circa 1941 Argus C3 in pristine condition. So, I will pretend I'm Tony Vaccaro, although I don't plan to go "Into Germany". I'm also in the process of acquiring a French manufactured Lumiere 6X9 folder circa 1937. Both cameras were family heirlooms, so that makes them even more special to me.

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    1940's camera

    Wasn't the Argus C3 an american made 35mm camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    From US-Army documentation it is clear that the mainstay of camera equipment was made up by Speed Graphics especially this type (PH-47):
    http://www.speedgraphic.fr/PH-47E_UK.html


    In 35mm it was the Kodak 35 in military version (olive-green outer and click-stop aperture):
    http://www.hardscrabblefarm.com/ww2/camera-ph324.htm


    Later a special designed camera was used (PH-501):
    http://www.peterlanczak.de/simmon_combatcamera.htm


    In small quantities Leicas and Rolleiflexes were stated to be used, bought off the shelves or 2nd hand. Though not modified and though not the standard cameras these two, as the two above, were put into type-related, designated camera kits.


    Also private owned cameras were used by photographers when they considered them superior to the standard one. (Zeiss Super Ikonta B above the standard Speed Graphic)
    @AgX

    Would the Kodak 35 that you mention still operate if it got wet? I'm writing a novel--historical fiction--about a journalist aboard the U.S.S. Princeton when it's sunk at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

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