Just received this little gem.
It's in marvelous condition with everything working, sound bellows and clean
glass. A nicely built little 645 folder with 4-glass lens.
Have you shot a roll yet?
how good are the lens on these compared to Zeiss and Agfa folders of same era?
I envy you, and I have a lot of cool cameras so that is saying a lot. Did it come with that film in it, and if so do you plan to see if you can process it? It looks like C-22 film, but I believe you can cross process that can't you?
That looks like it will make a great "pocket" camera for vacation shooting, enjoy it.
Yes, it's C-22 film. Not sure what I'll do with it. I may play with color cross
Originally Posted by bblhed
processing at some point but I mostly just do B&W so I don't have the color
chemistry on hand.
I'll try to get a roll shot in the next few days and post my results. I am
Originally Posted by Simplicius
expecting it to be comparable to a Tessar but we'll see.
There is one oddity -- the shutter release is on the left side but in playing with it
that doesn't really seem like much of an issue. I would probably shoot it in
landscape orientation mostly anyway which requires turning the camera on its end
so that shouldn't make much difference.
I also dug up a Rondo rangefinder I had which seems to fit it perfectly:
You are really making me want one of these, my wife is a lefty, and a left handed camera would have huge WAF because she would not have to fight with it.
The shutter is on the correct side. Just like the Hasselblad V series is held in the left hand, adjusted and focused with the right. The Exacta had the same proper setup. At least three companies knew how to design a camera properly. Remember that only left handed people are in their right mind.
Originally Posted by BobD
^ Ah, thanks for setting me straight on that. :)