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Old 04-09-2012   #501
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Hi Eddy,

None of this requires any force -- DO NOT force anything.
Good luck.

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Eddy: Giorgio is correct, of course, especially as regards the shutter actuator linkages. Do not apply force. I did, however, apply a nudge . My C had the opposite problem as yours, in that yours pops open easily when closed, while mine could barely be coaxed to unfold when I pressed the button to open it. Mind you, all this is probably unrelated to the shutter linkage bits and your problem there, unless there's been an impact over near the door and a bent strut or similar.

With the front standard already open, if you press down the opener button, you'll see it is connected to a long flat rod with a ridge near the end. This ridge in turn moves a latch inward (i.e., toward the bellows) when you press the opener button. That latch hooks onto a catch on the edge of the door. With just dull pressure from my thumb, I bent the latch imperceptibly further inward so that it hooks with the catch on the door ever so slightly less well, and the door opens with less difficulty. I would venture a guess that if you minutely nudged the latch the other way (i.e., away from the bellows) on yours, it might make the door stay closed slightly better. I would never bend it with any screwdriver or similar--just with a finger or thumb--so as not to concentrate much force at a tiny point. (Also, you want pointy metal tools nowhere near the bellows, lest something slip and rend a great hole in them.)

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Old 04-10-2012   #502
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Yes, thank you. Combined with modern color film this uncoated lens produces some very special effects.
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... and I also like the composition of this one, as well the first two pictures.
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Old 04-11-2012   #503
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Certo sport an old plate folding camera with Tessar

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Old 04-20-2012   #504
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I'm beginning to really wonder why we go through all the trouble of inventing 35 megapixel cameras, vibration reduction, Photoshop, zoom lenses, $5000.00 + lenses when some of this work is so scary good.
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Old 04-20-2012   #505
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This is a set with Perkeo I. Simple Vaskar, but very fair results in b/w.

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Old 05-02-2012   #506
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Old 05-02-2012   #507
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Zeiss Super Ikonta 513/16 from around 1935 with an uncoated Tessar



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Champlain Bridge, Ottawa



Taken with my pre-war Nettar 510/2
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In search of the Toro de Osborne.

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Moskva 5

From my "new" just cleaned, lubed and aligned 1958 Moskva 5
All shot on Ilford FP4 plus


Raymundo, the thrift shop owner


The lens is quite sharp I think

f/16 @ 90 seconds

Altar of the Chapel of the 3rd order of Saint Francis

f/32 @ 120 seconds

View of the main section of the Cathedral of Cuernavaca

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Well, one answer might be.....
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I'm beginning to really wonder why we go through all the trouble of inventing 35 megapixel cameras, vibration reduction, Photoshop, zoom lenses, $5000.00 + lenses when some of this work is so scary good.
How is what you are suggesting going to line the pockets of Corporate CEO's with multi million dollar annual salaries?
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Old 05-26-2012   #515
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Wonderful picture.

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Old 05-26-2012   #516
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Zeiss Super Ikonta 513/16 from around 1935 with an uncoated Tessar
The second one genuinely looks like something that doesn't exist anymore, if you get what I mean...
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I'm beginning to really wonder why we go through all the trouble of inventing 35 megapixel cameras, vibration reduction, Photoshop, zoom lenses, $5000.00 + lenses when some of this work is so scary good.
If you want to see truly scary, go back and go through some of the old shoeboxes of pictures your parents and grandparents stashed away. In the case of your grandparents, many of them took pictures with these old folders. Also, many of them were just grabbing snapshots, and not particularly good at photography.

Now, that's scary when you see how good many of those old photographs and negs look even today.

I know my grandpa was not patient enough to be called good at taking pictures. His tactic was, "Ok, everybody stand over there by the sign, and smile." CLICK! "OK, now back in the car!" RRRRNNNNHHH!
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If you want to see truly scary, go back and go through some of the old shoeboxes of pictures your parents and grandparents stashed away. In the case of your grandparents, many of them took pictures with these old folders. Also, many of them were just grabbing snapshots, and not particularly good at photography.

Now, that's scary when you see how good many of those old photographs and negs look even today.

I know my grandpa was not patient enough to be called good at taking pictures. His tactic was, "Ok, everybody stand over there by the sign, and smile." CLICK! "OK, now back in the car!" RRRRNNNNHHH!
I think we should get some of us, me included, to post what we think are the best of our parents and grandparents pictures from before the '60s when they were using folders and box cameras or whatever.
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I think we should get some of us, me included, to post what we think are the best of our parents and grandparents pictures from before the '60s when they were using folders and box cameras or whatever.
Okay, I'll start with some photos my father made in the 1930's. The negatives are 6x9 cm, the camera might have been a Bessa (not sure, though). Subtitles are the original notes my father made.


"An der Werra"


"Zeltlager mit Dampfer"
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Some more!


"Allendorf"


"Egon mit Radfahrergruppe" (Egon is my father, third from left)
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Hornby Island 1949-Kodak Brownie Box camera
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Hornby Island 1949-Kodak Brownie Box camera



The princess Norah at the little dock on the Island.





Row boat and collection of "summer cabins"





Man on Log boom.





Fishing boat and log boom.

These pictures were taken the summer of 1949 on my Mom's old brownie Box camera. I still have it.
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"Flugzeuge (Lufthansa)" - Air France also
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"München"
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"Lübeck"


"Lübeck"
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I don't have the slightest idea who these folks are
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