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The Vintage Camera Club Thread

MrBern

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Sherry is very competent, she was a leicafactory trained worker, but isnt her wait on a screwmount repair between 12-18 months?

Bourbon Guy said:
OK, here you go. The first is DAG Camera Repair in Oregon, Wisconsin. Website here:

http://www.dagcamera.com/

The other is Sherry Krauter at Golden Touch Quality Camera Repair.Web site here:

http://www.sherrykrauter.com/

I am sure there are others, but I have heard nothing but high praise for these two for a number of years. However, I would google each one of them, along with "Leica camera repair" and variations of that, and read all the entries on the camera and photo forums that come up, to get the latest scuttlebut on current turnaround times, quality of service, etc.
 

Bourbon Guy

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MrBern said:
Sherry is very competent, she was a leicafactory trained worker, but isnt her wait on a screwmount repair between 12-18 months?

Could very well be. I would talk to them and review the comments on the photo forums to see what folks are saying about current turnaround times.

DAG is also well known.
 

David Conwill

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Petri Automate?

My brother is the photog, as I think I've mentioned before. Today he casually mentioned that he has my grandfather's old camera and then he showed it to me. I quickly wrote down everything I could see in the hopes that you folks could tell me what we've got and whether it's user friendly at all.

The top of the camera says "Petri Automate" and "No. 49401"

Around the lens says "Petri Orikkor 1:19 f=4.5cm No. 49241 Kuribayashi A.C."

Also, there's a flash, off which I got no info, and a light meter that says it's a Sekonic L6.

Any info you've got would be appreciated.

-Dave
 

MrBern

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David Conwill said:
My brother is the photog, as I think I've mentioned before. Today he casually mentioned that he has my grandfather's old camera and then he showed it to me. I quickly wrote down everything I could see in the hopes that you folks could tell me what we've got and whether it's user friendly at all.

The top of the camera says "Petri Automate" and "No. 49401"

Around the lens says "Petri Orikkor 1:19 f=4.5cm No. 49241 Kuribayashi A.C."

Also, there's a flash, off which I got no info, and a light meter that says it's a Sekonic L6.

Any info you've got would be appreciated.

-Dave

the bottom of this list indicates 1956
http://www.pbase.com/cameras/petri
 

MrBern

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I keep forgetting to take some new pix of my old cameras.
But this one was deep in my hard drive:
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A WWII zeiss collapsible sonnar lens...in an aluminum mount for leica.
Rather uncommon wartime lens.
 

Randy

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I have, and regularly use, a handful of vintage cameras that can be seen here. The wooden Koronas get the most use. The Crown in quite nice, but I don't use that small of a camera that often, and the Argus C3 was my grandfathers.

- Randy
 

spim

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donCarlos said:
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Do these little things actually work? And if yes, how are they called officially and where to get them?
Hello donCarlos,

Yes they would work if you had the 17.5mm film for them.:)

They're called HIT cameras generally because one of the first and most common of them was called HIT. They're easy to find at flea markets, eBay, antique shops/shows etc. Search HIT camera(s) online for lots of info. I have more and better HIT cameras and some film, but they're packed down in a box with most of my subminature cameras.

There are 50+ HIT type cameras to collect. :D
hit_family_640.jpg

pic source http://www.submin.com/17.5mm/introduction.htm

check it out: http://www.subclub.org/shop/175mm.htm

http://www.submin.com/17.5mm/collection/hit/index.htm

A HIT book: http://www.subclub.org/news/news77.htm

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Collecting-Hit-type-cameras-123

http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Category:Japanese_17.5mm_film

Hope that helps, start collecting them now! :)

When i dig out some of my better Subminis I'll take some pics and post them.

Regards from California.
 

samson44

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Here is the start of my collection. My favorite is the Argus A3 in the middle. I have yet to develop the film inside my Argus C3 (middle).

Camera_collection.jpg


Argus A:
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Kodak 35:
FaustHotelKodak35.jpg


Argus A2B:
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Argus A3:
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samson44

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leicanthrope said:
As you might be able to surmise by my handle, I'm something of a camera buff. I'm running far too low on energy after a long day at work to photograph the whole collection tonight. I'll try to get a few up this weekend.

Here are a couple of my favorites:


...and yes, I do use 'em:

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leicanthrope - What are you using to get this certain photograph-paper effect? Those look amazing. :eusa_clap
 

chanteuseCarey

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WWII era camera- suggestions

I'm considering getting a vintage camera or two, but want to stay within the period 1940-1946 if possible. Need working models, as we want to actually use them for taking photographs, not keep it as a display or a prop.

I would like to get a camera for myself that a well-to-do, upper middle class gal in the early to mid 40s might have owned. For my husband, he's getting involved in WWII re-enactment/historical recreation, so the type of camera that a military photojournalist would have used back then and/or as a member of the press corp. Oh, also need flash models for indoor shots too.

Ideas so far-Kodak Target Brownie six-20 or six-16 (which is better, and what is the difference between them?), Graflex Anniversary Speed Graphic... Your opinions please. Prices, where to find the camera, where to get film etc.

I'm clueless, so your knowledge, expertise, and guidance would be most appreciated and welcomed.
 

samson44

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chanteuseCarey said:
I'm considering getting a vintage camera or two, but want to stay within the period 1940-1946 if possible. Need working models, as we want to actually use them for taking photographs, not keep it as a display or a prop.

I would like to get a camera for myself that a well-to-do, upper middle class gal in the early to mid 40s might have owned. For my husband, he's getting involved in WWII re-enactment/historical recreation, so the type of camera that a military photojournalist would have used back then and/or as a member of the press corp. Oh, also need flash models for indoor shots too.

Ideas so far-Kodak Target Brownie six-20 or six-16 (which is better, and what is the difference between them?), Graflex Anniversary Speed Graphic... Your opinions please. Prices, where to find the camera, where to get film etc.

I'm clueless, so your knowledge, expertise, and guidance would be most appreciated and welcomed.

Madam,
It really depends on how you plan to develop your film - and if the local camera shops will develop anything more than 35mm. For your husband, here is a fantastic link to a fellow Fedora member's Signal Corps group and all the appropriate cameras:
http://www.167thspc.org/still-cameras-1.htm

- The Argus C3 is fantastic camera for the cost and availability. It can be carried in the field - then attach the flash unit and carry it to the USO dance at night. Here's an image of a post-war on top and pre-war below:
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And in the middle of this image is what the early flash unit looks like on the Argus C3. The C3 on the left has the post war flash:
Camera_collection.jpg



**Here are a couple links to a scanned PDF of a 1940 Camera catalogue w/ a vast variety of cameras. Just look by price and you'll know what was 'upper-class'.

1)
http://www.cameramanuals.org/manuals/abe_cohen/abe_cohen_cameras_1940-1.pdf

2)
http://www.cameramanuals.org/manuals/abe_cohen/abe_cohen_cameras_1940-2.pdf

3)
http://www.cameramanuals.org/manuals/abe_cohen/abe_cohen_cameras_1940-2.pdf


~Link to all the vintage camera catalogues.
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/catalogs_photo.htm
 

vintagecameraco

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Vintage Cameras For Sale

Hi everyone. I just wanted to stop in and let you guys know that if you are looking for any type of vintage camera you should see what I have for sale.
http://www.amazon.com/shops/vintagecameracompany
I started collecting cameras a while ago and have just decided to make a career out of it. I have 186 cameras on my amazon page right now and still have lots more.
Come take a look and grab what you can while they are still available!!

I have all types, box, folding, TLR, 35mm, slr and much much more.
Names including Bolex, Kodak, Polaroid, Argus, Minolta, Zeiss Ikon, Leica, and so much more to choose from.
Please look through everything I have and I am sure you will find something to add to your collection.
All my cameras are completely and properly functional unless otherwise stated. Everything has been serviced, cleaned and lubricated.


Forget Ebay, Deal with someone that knows vintage cameras and knows what they are doing, not someone that buys from "estate sales" and knows nothing about what they are selling.


http://www.amazon.com/shops/vintagecameracompany
 

retrogirl1941

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I just picked up a Kodak duaflex II overe the weekend. Does anybody have anytips for working with this camera? I always seem to be follwoing what the mauel says but never get anything near great shots with any of my camera's! Any tips are appriciated!

Samantha
 

p51

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Yesterday I found two great old cameras that GI's would have used in the big one: 1941 Argus C3 "brick" 35 MM and late 1930s (no serial number) Cine Kodak Model 25 8MM movie cameras. I have a manual for the 8MM coming in the mail (cheap score off eBay).
OldCameras.jpg

I knew these were at a local antique place, so I went back with a printout from a Argus collector website that had serial #s to I could pick out the best pre-war one they had. There were several there, and all but two were postwar, but the Argus C3 series changed very little between the 30s and the 50s. I knew the Model 25 was from the late 30s because of some dates I found on the inside of the case.
I also have a Filmo 8MM movie camera from the 30s, but I’d forgotten to put that one in the photo.
 

David Conwill

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Nice score P51. Someday I too will own a brick. I'm rather surprised my brother doesn't, as he's a bigtime film guy and goes to school in Ann Arbor (where Argus was based).

-Dave
 

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