The Vintage Camera Club Thread

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Two Gun Bob, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Leica III screw-mount.
     
  2. Todd Harrington

    Todd Harrington New in Town

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    Three of my working cameras: Leica III Screw-mount (1938), Filmo 75 (16mm) 1930 and Improved Seneca View (5"x7")
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    We do pretty much most vintage photographic process from Daguerreotypes and wet-plate collodion to gelatin dry plate and roll film.
     
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  3. martinsantos

    martinsantos Practically Family

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    A new member of family - Leica Standard, 1934. Lovely camera and a joy to use.

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  4. Doctor Strange

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    Some recent shots from around Beacon, NY taken with my vintage-1963 Olympus Pen F half-frame 35mm SLR. (On Tri-X 400, souped in D-76 1:1, scanned at 2400dpi.) Using this camera is such a pleasure: it's an outstanding example of midcentury design and engineering... and it takes 50+ shots on a 24-exp roll!
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  5. martinsantos

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    Zeiss Ikon super Ikonta B (532/16 if you are interested on the crazy Zeiss codes). Lovely camera. 1937.

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  6. martinsantos

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    An interesting one, the Ducati Sogno, early 50s. Saddly they drop the project after less than 10.000 cameras made. Half frame on 35mm film, special cassettes.

    Funny detail: all controls are on left-side.
     
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  7. martinsantos

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    Nagel 9x12cm plate camera, probably late 1920.

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    A test shot with it. Maybe the first one after 60 years or so?

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  8. martinsantos

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    Leica III with Summar, 1935.
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    These small camera & lens an give some really impressive results.
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  9. Doctor Strange

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    Trawling at our local flea market last Sunday, I found an early sixties Japanese fixed-lens rangefinder camera that appeared to be in excellent condition, a Petri 7s. I tried the shutter speeds, aperture, rangefinder, self timer: everything seemed to work, even the around-the-lens Selenium meter. (The original lens cap was still on... and had probably been on for 60 years while this camera sat in a dark closet or drawer, hence the Selenium hadn't decayed!) So I asked the dealer what he wanted for it. Just $20, so I pounced.

    I ran a half-roll of Tri-X through, trying different lighting and focus conditions, that I developed/scanned yesterday. The camera functions perfectly - the match-needle meter yielded correct exposures, proving the speeds and f-stops are accurate, and the rangefinder yielded correct focus in every case. The lens - 45mm f/2.8 - is a good performer, though not in the same league as the Nikkors and Zuikos I mainly shoot. But hey, this is just a modest camera designed for advanced amateurs that cost $60 when it was new in 1963.

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    You know, I've heard for years about great flea market finds, but this is my first! I've got more film cameras than I can shoot, so I won't be adding this one to the active rotation. But I'm giving it a primo spot on my camera collection shelf!
     
  10. Doctor Strange

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    Hmm, nobody's posted on this thread in a while. Guess I'll go again...

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    I recently bought myself a black Nikkormat FTn body (a 1967 design, but this one's from the final year of production, 1975) for a surprisingly low price that's in near-mint condition: even the light meter works. Back when I worked in my parents' photo biz in the 60s/70s, I always preferred shooting Nikkormats to Nikon Fs and F2s: it's a lighter, more streamlined body, but still extremely rugged and mounts the same awesome Nikkor lenses. Anyway, I shot a test roll of Tri-X with several lenses - 28/3.5, 35/2, 105/2.5 - and developed in good old D-76 1:1, yielding beautiful results. Check em' out!

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