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  1. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    Zaika, with box cameras, the following tips are the basics: 1. Load your film indoors or in shade, never in direct sunlight, keeping the roll tight and after closing the back, wind on till number 1 shows in the red window. 2. Keep the sun behind you when taking your photos. Simple...
  2. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    Great photos, K.L.! Here's a few taken with my 1938 Zeiss Ikon Contaxes:
  3. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    I find it very amusing... lol lol lol But I'm only too happy to have you ladies as members, whether you want to be Junior or otherwise... :p :eusa_clap - TGB
  4. Two Gun Bob

    why do you do live the way you do.?

    In the words of Popeye the Sailor... "I Yam What I Yam" lol lol lol lol lol
  5. Two Gun Bob

    FS: Parker Duofold Greenwich Fountain Pen with 2 nibs

    For sale, a Parker Duofold Greenwich fountain pen complete with varnished wooden presentation box, decorative outer box, papers, converter and two 18k gold nibs: A Medium and a Fine Italic. This pen was a very special edition to celebrate the Millennium in 1999/2000. Very light use only...
  6. Two Gun Bob

    Christys' Adventurer

    Here's a few pix of my Adventurer after I flattened the rear brim a bit using cold water and my hands. I've since ironed it flat (see 'Nazis' pic below) and am working on a 'Crystal Skull' bash at the moment, with a bit of turn up around the rear brim. Granted this is not an...
  7. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    Here's a few items from my working collection. The typewriter is a 1930s Oliver portable as used by Winston Churchill. The camera on the right ( z Contax III) has since been sold:
  8. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    NOTE TO ALL: If you wish to signify your being a member of The Vintage Camera Club, please feel free to include the following text in your signature: Member of The Vintage Camera Club
  9. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    Thanks QB, that was the object of the exercise :) We often forget these days that in the 30s and 40s not everyone had cameras and most who had them used very simple box or folding cameras and the results were really very soft due to the fixed focus simple lenses. The more upmarket folders...
  10. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    Seimon, you need one like this 1939 Rolleiflex New Standard. This is one of the more affordable yet high quality models of the time. The taking lens is an uncoated Zeiss Tessar f3.5/75mm, Shutter: Compur - Rapid, 1 - 1/500 sec., T & B. Not for sale, but they do come up on ebay now and...
  11. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    It's entirely possible to use old Kodak Brownies, though the older they are the lower the quality is likely to be because they use simple uncoated lenses. Still, they can be fun, especially if you get one which uses 120 film as it is reasonably easy to get this. Use film no 'faster' than 125...
  12. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    For users of old cameras in the USA it's worth noting that B&H can supplied a limited range of film in 110, 127, 620 and 828 (Bantam!) sizes! See: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/shop/336/Other_Film_Formats_110_127_620_828.html But of course 35mm and 120 roll films are easiest to get from...
  13. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    I don't think there's too much difference with the later models, 99.9% of people wouldn't know the difference as you say. The 1930s models do come up on eBay now and again, well worth keeping an eye out for one.
  14. Two Gun Bob

    The Photography Of Seimon Pugh Jones

    Credit where credit's due, old bean ;) I haven't got that book, I'll have to check it out. I do have Alan Whicker's book and 'Cameramen at War' which I think you may have, both highly recommended by me. Stuart
  15. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    Hi Samantha, Welcome to the club, as they say ;) The Argus C-3 is a good little camera, in fact I saw a US Army re-enactor carrying one at an event last Saturday. Would this be your style, then?:
  16. Two Gun Bob

    The Photography Of Seimon Pugh Jones

    Hi Seimon, Great to see you on here, you'll be in your element! For others reading this, Seimon and I have crossed paths a number of times during my WWII re-enacting 'career'. We're both professional photographers who have ended up 'time-travelling', in his case for his job and my case as...
  17. Two Gun Bob

    The Vintage Camera Club Thread

    Hi folks, There seems to be a fair bit of interest in using and collecting vintage cameras on here, so may I propose that we have a permanent thread for general discussion centring on cameras and other photographic equipment of the period 1900 - 1960, and photography and photographers of the...
  18. Two Gun Bob

    My Camera Collection

    Lee, As far as I can see the Voigtlander Vito II is a 35mm camera; they have permanent take-up spools in most cases. They were made with various shutters 1951-55, yours would have been made before 1953 when they added a fixed accessory shoe (yours appears to be clip-on). Here's the...
  19. Two Gun Bob

    Comments You Get When You Dress Vintage

    When I went into a fish and chip restaurant for a meal on Saturday, dressed as in this photo, the girls behind the counter started humming the Indiana Jones 'Raiders March'... Can't think why... ;)
  20. Two Gun Bob

    My kind of digital cameras!

    The D300 isn't full frame. It is however a much better camera than the D80 (which itself is very good for the money). I use a D200 and D70 for most of my serious digital work. When I am in 1940s mode I mostly use one of these:

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