Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Classic Film RangeFinders & Other Classics > 120 / 220 film RF's

120 / 220 film RF's 120 / 220 format rangefinders including Fuji, Koni-Omega, Mamiya Press, Linhof 6x7/6x9 cameras, Mamiya 6/7 among others, but excluding the 120 folders and the Voigtlander 667 cameras that have their own forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Oh Man! Plaubel Makina III! Back to RF.
Old 08-22-2015   #1
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Oh Man! Plaubel Makina III! Back to RF.

I've been collecting and using the Plaubel Makiflex LF SLR for thirty years. I have always wanted a nice Makina III (the film backs holders and some other accessories are interchangeable between the two cameras). These are not the modern black Makinas, that seem to get all the attention. In it's day this was an expensive luxury product, and not too plentiful. Built like a Leica, but a very old one.

Here is what I just bought. Can anybody help me identify the actual model I have? Is it a III or IIIR? Where can I get an original instruction book? Any other tips? A folder will be cool to easily carry around, can't do that with the Makiflexes!

Here is my new to me Makina III: http://www.ebay.com/itm/391232755405...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Thanks Guys! Can't wait to get it. Widest lens on the Makiflex is a 120mm. This will open some interesting options for me.

A trio of Plaubel Makiflexes by Nokton48, on Flickr

^^ My three Plaubel Makiflexes. A joy to play with and use.


Scan-150209-0001 by Nokton48, on Flickr

9x12cm Makiflex test. Columbus Camera Group Exterior. 180 Schneider Automatic Plaubel Xenar Efke PL100 developed in ADOX Borax MQ



Scan-150208-0001 by Nokton48, on Flickr


Apples in a Bowl. Plaubel Makiflex test 240 Schneider Tele-Arton @ f16 30 seconds Efke PL100 9x12cm developed in ADOX Borax MQ
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #2
Bisakok
Registered User
 
Bisakok is offline
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 92
Crumbs haven't looked at these for years... but from memory, the flash sync connector at the bottom right side of the front panel (as you gaze upon your latest love, and not as point her at somebody else) and a compur rapid shutter with 1/400 top speed is a IIIR. (But its saturday night, so don't take that as gospel).

Instructions.... http://www.cameramanuals.org/prof_pdf/makina.pdf

As we say in Hong Kong.... please enjoy!
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #3
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
OK Thanks for that.
My shutter goes to 1/200, I'm thinking it is a Makina III not IIIR?
I am good with having a III.
The 100mm F2.9 lens has no red dot, so not coated?

This will be fun to use.
I know some people don't like the rendering of the 100mm lens but I have seen some wonderful work done with them.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #4
Bisakok
Registered User
 
Bisakok is offline
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 92
Ah yes,... yours has a compur shutter ("compur" on the front panel). So it's a III. See bottom page 6 in the instructions. Apologies, but can't help on the lens coatings
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #5
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bisakok View Post
Ah yes,... yours has a compur shutter ("compur" on the front panel). So it's a III. See bottom page 6 in the instructions.
Thank you for the link to the instruction book! I printed it out. Yes it's a Compur (not Compur Rapid shutter) so it's a III. Good deal. Made from 1948 to 1954. I have fifty sheet fim holders for this camera. And twelve 6x6cm and 6x9 film backs. Even have some original Makina accessories around somwhere in the studio. Even have the Makina flashgun.

001 by Nokton48, on Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #6
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
From my perspective, the lenses that make the most sense to me, are the 100mm F2.9 Anticomar (which is on my camera), the 100mm f4.2 Anticomar, and (maybe) the 73mm f6.8 Rapid Wide-angle Orthar.

According to the original Makina IIIR instruction book, "The 100mm F2.9 is an ideal lens for pictorial work in landscape and portrait photography. Where a graduation on subtle grey tones, a soft definition and a certain "plasticity" is required this lens is unsurpassed." "The 100mm F4.2 Anticomar is a lens yielding the highest possible definition and contrast and is the objective for the photographer of every-day tasks, news, machines, architectural details and reproductions. It is the lens of the press photographer and traveler." Perhaps I will decide I need both of these?

Has anybody here ever compared the two lenses in a side-by-side test or in everyday use?

I'd also be interested to hear of anybody here with experience using the 73mm f6.8 How has it worked out for you?
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #7
f16sunshine
Moderator
 
f16sunshine's Avatar
 
f16sunshine is online now
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Age: 49
Posts: 5,604
I have just a handful online. These are taken using the anticomar f2.9/100mm.
All handheld and scanned on Epson V700.

It's a fun camera. I've used it for a bunch of Model shoots. People love to be on the other side of the lens looking at that funky chromy "plate".
If you've never seen one before it's quite unusual looking. Very steampunk in a way.
To focus,..it's difficult for me to get my eye in the right position with the rollfilm back in place. It takes up a lot of space and moves my face too far from the eyepiece.
Still, I manage to use it handheld/ wide open/ 1/200 of a sec.
I have the wide and tele lens also although I have never mounted them.
Actually I believe I have two copies of the tele in my set (bought them all together but only interested in the 100mm )

Anyway..... here are a few. First two are tmax400 at 100. Second two are Acros


tmax400@100002 by Adnan, on Flickr

tmax400@100005 by Adnan, on Flickr

Acros
img005 by Adnan, on Flickr

Infiity focus wide open. Atmosheric but not sharp.
img002 by Adnan, on Flickr
__________________
Andy
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #8
astro8
Registered User
 
astro8's Avatar
 
astro8 is offline
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sydney
Age: 54
Posts: 547
I'm afraid that clicking that link and looking at the pics posted above just brought on a bad case of Super-GAS.
__________________
-Greg

My RFF Gallery

  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #9
astro8
Registered User
 
astro8's Avatar
 
astro8 is offline
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sydney
Age: 54
Posts: 547
Andy, viewing on my phone here, butI feel I could just step into that third shot of yours!
__________________
-Greg

My RFF Gallery

  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #10
f16sunshine
Moderator
 
f16sunshine's Avatar
 
f16sunshine is online now
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Age: 49
Posts: 5,604
You should find one Greg. You and Cindy would have a blast with this camera.
It's very inspiring to shoot with for some reason.
Mine is from about 1937. It just feels sort of magical
__________________
Andy
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #11
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by f16sunshine View Post
You should find one Greg. You and Cindy would have a blast with this camera.
It's very inspiring to shoot with for some reason.
Mine is from about 1937. It just feels sort of magical
This is great to hear. Those ^^ are great. Can't wait to get mine.

In my case, I have Plaubel film backs that have all these different kinds of film in them. Some sit for a while. Having this new Makina will encourage me to finish the rolls much more quickly. I hardly ever shoot my Makiflexes without a tripod. It will be great (and liberating) to shoot with a handheld rangefinder.

Ready for some magical inspiring steampunk action here.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-22-2015   #12
f16sunshine
Moderator
 
f16sunshine's Avatar
 
f16sunshine is online now
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Age: 49
Posts: 5,604
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nokton48 View Post
This is great to hear. Those ^^ are great. Can't wait to get mine.

In my case, I have Plaubel film backs that have all these different kinds of film in them. Some sit for a while. Having this new Makina will encourage me to finish the rolls much more quickly. I hardly ever shoot my Makiflexes without a tripod. It will be great (and liberating) to shoot with a handheld rangefinder.

Ready for some magical inspiring steampunk action here.
It would be fun to get a thread populated with actualimages from the old PM's
I hope yours comes in looking grand and ready to go

Check out this website. It's what sent me down the PM and Konica Pearl Rabbithole about 10 years ago !
__________________
Andy
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-23-2015   #13
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Thanks for the link, Andy! More wonderful Makina photographs. From reading I determined the camera I wanted was the III, so glad I got it.
I am stoked to try mine and hope I can get along with it as well as you guys have. I agree starting a Makina images thread would be fun.
-Dan

Quote:
Originally Posted by f16sunshine View Post
It would be fun to get a thread populated with actualimages from the old PM's
I hope yours comes in looking grand and ready to go

Check out this website. It's what sent me down the PM and Konica Pearl Rabbithole about 10 years ago !
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-23-2015   #14
Roger Hicks
Registered User
 
Roger Hicks is online now
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Aquitaine
Posts: 23,266
My Plaubel Makina images (I've had several in the past) had a wonderful roundness and three-dimensionality to them but if I over-enlarged them (more than about 3x, call it 16x24 cm or a bit over 5x7 inch) the limitations of the f/2.9 standard lens became all too obvious. The f/4.2 was reputedly a much better lens but I never had one.

Cheers,

R.
__________________
Go to www.rogerandfrances.eu for a whole new website
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-23-2015   #15
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger Hicks View Post
My Plaubel Makina images (I've had several in the past) had a wonderful roundness and three-dimensionality to them but if I over-enlarged them (more than about 3x, call it 16x24 cm or a bit over 5x7 inch) the limitations of the f/2.9 standard lens became all too obvious. The f/4.2 was reputedly a much better lens but I never had one.

Cheers,

R.
Thanks Roger. I will be good with 5x7" silver prints from the F2.9 Anticomar from 6x9cm. Should be gratifying to look at in that size. Actually lt will conserve my stock of frozen Ektalure paper.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-25-2015   #16
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
The Plaubel Makina 35mm Film Back, shown on one of my Makiflexes.
So this will also fit the new Plaubel Makina.

The camera is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow evening

001 by Nokton48, on Flickr


Columbus Camera Group Exterior detail. Plaubel Makiflex test. 150mm F9 Rodenstock Apo-Ronar, 6x9cm Agfa 100 APX developed in straight Microdol-X. Holders need further dusting. Like the curved corners in the Makina magazines. Honeywell Nikor tank does not lead to even film development at the edges of the frame. Not so cool. Frame overlap can be an issue, I allow a little extra space between frames.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-25-2015   #17
sevo
Fokutorendaburando
 
sevo is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 6,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nokton48 View Post
The Plaubel Makina 35mm Film Back, shown on one of my Makiflexes.
"Made in Switzerland"? Traces of a past corporate import tax evasion by "finishing" components in the high tax destination country, or did they at some time have backs made by other makers than their subsidiary Rada (from Frankfurt, Germany like Plaubel)?
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-25-2015   #18
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevo View Post
"Made in Switzerland"? Traces of a past corporate import tax evasion by "finishing" components in the high tax destination country, or did they at some time have backs made by other makers than their subsidiary Rada (from Frankfurt, Germany like Plaubel)?
Sevo,
I seen many other ones without the sticker.
Are the black film backs older or newer?
Wind knob looks more modern than the silver ones.

001 by Nokton48, on Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-25-2015   #19
sevo
Fokutorendaburando
 
sevo is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 6,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nokton48 View Post
Sevo,
I seen many other ones without the sticker.
Are the black film backs older or newer?
Wind knob looks more modern than the silver ones.
Early backs were all black, but even when the silver/black variety became standard, they never stopped making all black ones, at least with Rada branding. Rada catalogues, with all black ones depicted, were published at least into the eighties, maybe even later. Later ones generally have stickers with the "modern" Plaubel typeface (AFAIK introduced in 1959) and type number as your black one, and are "Made in Germany" - the leather usually is embossed with the old Plaubel or Rada logo as well.

It is a bit odd to see a clearly Rada type back branded "Made in Switzerland", as Rada positively never had any plant outside Frankfurt, Germany.

Perhaps Plaubel at some time sourced out the magazines and hired some Swiss maker (my guess would be Arca, who were a major OEM for the LF industry, being e.g. the producer behind all earlier Sinars). Maybe as a re-run after they ran out of original Rada ones - Plaubel catered for many governmental clients, the magazines were part of German police mug shot systems that weren't replaced until digital systems took over in the past decade, so they may have been obliged to supply spares for longer than estimated.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-25-2015   #20
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Very concise answer, Thank You. I have always wondered that.

So Arca manufactured the Sinar Norma. As it was made in Switzerland.
I did not realize that. Makes perfect sense.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-26-2015   #21
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
001 by Nokton48, on Flickr


100mm F2.9 Makina III meets one of the Makiflexes (with 180mm Schneider Componon & homemade Mamiya RB67 Mag Hood).
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-26-2015   #22
f16sunshine
Moderator
 
f16sunshine's Avatar
 
f16sunshine is online now
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Age: 49
Posts: 5,604
Right on! Congrats to your new family members arrival
__________________
Andy
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-26-2015   #23
JChrome
Street Worker
 
JChrome's Avatar
 
JChrome is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 808
I've never seen a Makiflex before. Nor a Makina III. Very cool indeed!
__________________
www.stillthrill.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-26-2015   #24
Spanik
Registered User
 
Spanik is offline
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by astro8 View Post
I'm afraid that clicking that link and looking at the pics posted above just brought on a bad case of Super-GAS.
+1... Want one badly.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-27-2015   #25
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
I have had a bit of time here and there to properly check out my new-to-me Plaubel Makina III. Although this one was advertised as being below average, it seems to be mechanically perfect (at least to me so far). After putting a Plaubel Groundglass back on it, it seems to rangefinder focus perfectly at infinity, and about 3.5 feet, the minimum focus distance. It -is- somewhat difficult to see the rangefinder patch, but according to the instruction book, you have to center your eye in the viewfinder field, to find it. By moving my eye around I can find the circular patch there and does work fairly well.

I have some original accessories for it, although it did come with original Plaubel lens cap(!). I just bought a medium-yellow filter for it ($20), and I have Plaubel groundglass Back, as well as a Makina leather-covered plate which protects the back inside of the camera (slides in like a plate holder, has DOF tables engraved the flip side of it). Also have a 6x6 cm Plaubel Makina Viewfinder Mask, which fits very precisely over the camera's optical viewfinder. This is great and necessary if I want to shoot 6x6 cm. The optical viewfinder is a joy to view through. Shutter speeds seem approximate so I am good there.

My plan is to put a strap of good quality on this, and the camera will be ready to try out. I have an old Swedish Medical Bag (like a gas mask bag) and will be perfect for carrying a small outfit incognito. I have a half-roll of Neopan 400 in one back, and a half-roll of Fuji Acros in another back, so that is what I will start with.

001 by Nokton48, on Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-29-2015   #26
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
The Swedish Medical Bag (from the local Army-Navy surplus store) holds Makina III body, 100mm lens, four 6x9cm loaded Plaubel Makina film backs, some small Makina accessories, extra rolls of film, and my Pentax spotmeter. Planning to take it out this afternoon. The rangefinder matches the groundglass focus exactly at close distances. Shooting Fuji Acros, Fuji Neopan 400, FOMA Creative Pan 200, and some old Agfa APX100. Should be interesting to see the differences in these films.

I took the viewfinder eyepiece apart, it was caked with many, many decades of dust. And took the lens groups apart and cleaned them. Both procedures were entirely successful. I also put a Domke Wide Gripper strap on it, which seems like a good match.

001 by Nokton48, on Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-30-2015   #27
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
I went out yesterday with the Makina III, finishing a roll of APX100 and also shooting a full roll of FOMA Creative 200. This morning I processed four rolls of 120 in my new JOBO Multitank 6. I used Microdol-X straight and processed the film for twenty minutes at 20C on a Unicolor Uniroller. This is working just great for me, I am really pleased.

Results are somewhat mixed but overall quite good. This is quirky equipment, but I am learning the curve and making adjustments. The APX100 is light struck, the reason for this is, the springs in the back do not hold the roll tightly upon loading (my guess is that rolls earlier in the century were much thicker, probably both film and the paper backing). So I have applied adhesive foam padding to "build up" the springs, and no more roll unwinding like a spring uncoils. The backs have a tendency to pop open, so I have applied black electrical tape to seal them, and that solves that fogging problem. Soon I will be getting eight perfect exposures on a roll, that is the goal.

The Makina III is truly a hoot to use, and requires a certain mindset for operation but things click and make perfect sense after a bit. It seems quite odd to hold at first, but actually, it handles beautifully once you get the hang of it. Simply follow the steps in the instruction book.

Negs are drying now and will be scanned later when I have time. The JOBO tank works perfectly, and the good thing is I will be able to process eight rolls of 120 at a time! That is truly useful processing capacity for me. Eyeballing the negs while they dry, they do look really interestingly cool.

I really like this new machine!
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-30-2015   #28
JChrome
Street Worker
 
JChrome's Avatar
 
JChrome is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 808
Why would you need 4 film backs? Is it difficult to reload a back with film while out and about?

Really interested in this camera. There are few viable 6x9 RF cameras out there so its fun to see more of them.
__________________
www.stillthrill.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-30-2015   #29
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by JChrome View Post
Why would you need 4 film backs? Is it difficult to reload a back with film while out and about?

Really interested in this camera. There are few viable 6x9 RF cameras out there so its fun to see more of them.
The backs are not at all modern and I find them very slow to reload, really not a good idea in bright sun, it's recommended to do so in the shade. I like to load them inside where I can use a table, and I use scotch tape to attach the beginning of the roll to the takeup spool. It takes about three hands, and I have messed up loading in the field. You roll the film by hand (not easy to do) until you see the beginning of the tape holding down the emulsion, then close the back and wind on to "1". How is that for archaic? Also I do like to have a choice of emulsions. But I can forsee the time I may want to cut down on weight and maybe just carry one on the camera. You can fit the camera in one coat pocket and the back in another. It's very compact if you do that.

In my case I have partially exposed rolls in backs I want to use up. That is one reason I opted for picking up the Makina III after all these years. Plus it's truly a different photo experience.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-01-2015   #30
Crazy Fedya
Registered User
 
Crazy Fedya's Avatar
 
Crazy Fedya is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lon Gisland
Posts: 895
Looks very nice. I have a Makina II with 100/2.9 lens, that I have been thinking of loading some film in. I think I will do it tonight.
__________________
Regards,
Sam.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-01-2015   #31
f16sunshine
Moderator
 
f16sunshine's Avatar
 
f16sunshine is online now
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Age: 49
Posts: 5,604
Nice Dan!

I like the somewhat arty look from this lens.
I know other don't like it or find it's shortcomings difficult to overcome.
Once you get to know it's personality, some very nice things are possible

I need to fix the light trap on my lone 120 film Back. I pulled the camera out the other day and the velvet strip just disintegrated
I have some sheet holders but don't really feel like getting into small sheet film.
Any leads on a spare 6x9 film back would be appreciated!

BTW,... I do have a spare tele Makinar and I'm not a collector. If anyone gets curious about that lens I would happily loan it out for a trial
__________________
Andy
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-01-2015   #32
nanthor
Registered User
 
nanthor is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 230
How many elements in the lens? Your test picture looks like it has the same "presence" that I get with my Bessa Rangefinder with the 105mm f3.5 Heliar lens, another 6x9 rangefinder camera. Bob.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-01-2015   #33
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Can't really tell by trying to count reflections. It's probably a Heliar variant.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-01-2015   #34
f16sunshine
Moderator
 
f16sunshine's Avatar
 
f16sunshine is online now
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Age: 49
Posts: 5,604
^^^


Dan your copy looks like it gets swirlier than mine does. But maybe not. It could be the oof in front of the subject is just like that.
I'm looking for a sample from mine that has some oof in front of the in focus subject.. not finding any.
__________________
Andy
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-01-2015   #35
sevo
Fokutorendaburando
 
sevo is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 6,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nokton48 View Post
Can't really tell by trying to count reflections. It's probably a Heliar variant.
It is a Tessar type.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-01-2015   #36
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by f16sunshine View Post
I need to fix the light trap on my lone 120 film Back. I pulled the camera out the other day and the velvet strip just disintegrated

Any leads on a spare 6x9 film back would be appreciated!al
Andy,

Just remove the velvet, clean off the old glue, and apply a strip of adhesive backed foam. Here is a 6x6 back where I have done that.

If you need a piece, let me know. I'd also recommend adding the foam pads to keep the roll from unwinding. I can drop this stuff in an envelope to you
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 001.jpg (42.7 KB, 29 views)
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-01-2015   #37
f16sunshine
Moderator
 
f16sunshine's Avatar
 
f16sunshine is online now
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Age: 49
Posts: 5,604
^^
Great idea. Thaks for the envelope offer. I have those items around the house here so,... I'm all set!
__________________
Andy
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-07-2015   #38
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
So much for no more lenses........

This 300mm F5.6 Schneider Componon is big and heavy and came along at a good price.
Have all the other Componons (except the 360mm, too big for these cameras!) so I thought
I better grab it. This one is heavier than, but not bigger than, my 360mm Tele-Arton. It's just a beast.
The rear cell is massive and -barely- fits inside the (for Wista) tubes I am using, from China.
I now need to buy some more ($15 each) as I choose to dedicate tubes for each lens.

Also (from France) a 210mm G Claron for $22US. I have the matching 150 and 240, so why not?
So will need more tubes from China..............

Also (more relevant to this thread) shot two more rolls of film through Makina III at three different locations during this holiday weekend. My new JOBO Multitank 6 will process eight rolls of 120 at a time. That's good, 'cause that's what I have right now.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 001.jpg (35.8 KB, 33 views)
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-14-2015   #39
Nokton48
Registered User
 
Nokton48's Avatar
 
Nokton48 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,006
Here are nine Plaubel Makina 6x9cm cut film holders, loaded with fresh film, ready to go.
Three are Ilford FP4+, three are Foma 200, and three are Efke PL100.
Three of my favorite emulsions.

Just enough, when I shoot it off, to completely fill my new Jobo Multitank 5.
It will do 18 6x9cm sheets in a go. And of course, I can also use these in my new Makina III.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 001.jpg (36.4 KB, 21 views)
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-20-2015   #40
JChrome
Street Worker
 
JChrome's Avatar
 
JChrome is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 808
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nokton48 View Post
So much for no more lenses........

This 300mm F5.6 Schneider Componon is big and heavy and came along at a good price.
Have all the other Componons (except the 360mm, too big for these cameras!) so I thought
I better grab it. This one is heavier than, but not bigger than, my 360mm Tele-Arton. It's just a beast.
The rear cell is massive and -barely- fits inside the (for Wista) tubes I am using, from China.
I now need to buy some more ($15 each) as I choose to dedicate tubes for each lens.

Also (from France) a 210mm G Claron for $22US. I have the matching 150 and 240, so why not?
So will need more tubes from China..............

Also (more relevant to this thread) shot two more rolls of film through Makina III at three different locations during this holiday weekend. My new JOBO Multitank 6 will process eight rolls of 120 at a time. That's good, 'cause that's what I have right now.
Really intrigued here. Are these lenses easy to find?

Can you fit normal LF lenses within the helicoid? Or are these lenses designed specifically for the camera model?

Medium format rangefinders with long lenses = Heaven.

Even though the focusing on them can be frustrating.

Keep posting please! Love this thread.
__________________
www.stillthrill.com
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 23:30.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.