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Scale Focus 35's Though not rangefinders, scale focus 35's are 1st cousins. This forum includes such popular gems as the Rollei 35's, Petri 35's, and the Olympus XA-4.

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Let's See Your Scale Focus Beauties!
Old 11-16-2012   #1
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Let's See Your Scale Focus Beauties!

After having scanned fourteen pages in the "Scale Focus 35s" sub-forum, I was dismayed to not find a single "show me yours and I'll show you mine" topic. So, I've decided to take one for the team and start my own!

Besides, why should the high-end cameras have all the fun?!

Here's a recent $.99 cent thrift store find. The Minolta Hi-matic G2 of 1984 (or thereabouts) was one of the last incarnations of the fantastic Hi-matic series. While being (almost) totally auto-exposure, it still possesses a rather sharp 38/2.8 lens, albeit in a plastic housing, with bright-line finder. Some have said that the first series of G2s had metal top and bottom plates as in the G; my example boasts solid plastic instead.



Hand-held (braced) 1 sec @ f11, Olympus E1
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Very nice indeed. My humble addition - Olympus Trip...



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A true classic! I especially like the first photo, jenquest.

I wish I had the original lens cap for my '68 Trip, as your example does, but I've found that a cap from a Sony CD Mavica works perfectly!
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At the moment my only scale focus is the Oly Trip, similar to the one beautifully photographed above. I do have the original lens cap but I was foolish enough to sell the original lens hood with one of my RC 35's (fits perfectly). Trip hoods are almost impossible to find these days.
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Not to brag, but ...

A Welta Weltii, a Welta Weltix, and a 6x9 Zeiss Ikon

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot..._Three_Web.jpg


And Also, a pair of Welta Weltinis, in different models. I know they aren't scale focus, but they are so nice, and don't seem to get mentioned too often. I just couldn't help myself. 'sob'

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I think there were at least 3 models of the Weltini, but I'm not sure, I have four. Both types of Welti are really nice picture takers.
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My small Rollei with its big lens hood



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Chinon Bellami and its clone, the Revue 35CC:

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Thanks guys. Difficult to take a bad pic of that beauty. I want a Rollei, it's gorgeous.

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Back where it all started ... well a copy.



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MDa with 25mm f/4 Snapshot-Skopar and MD-2 with 12mm f/5.6 Ultra-Wide Heliar. I've enjoyed an Olympus Trip 35, large-finder Voigtlander Vito B and Perkeo II, Leidolf Lordox 24x36, and CZJ Werra I, in the past, and they've all been lovely cameras; but the Leicas are the only ones I've kept.
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Here's a few


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Voigtlander Vito B With Vivitar CdS Meter by br1078phot, on Flickr


Kodak Retinette 1A Type 044 Front by br1078phot, on Flickr


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And I've shot photos with every one except the Zeiss (it's still waiting for me to repair it).

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Not as old as some of the other examples posted here, this is still a very neat little camera.Since I just can't get into film anymore I've sold this to someone who appreciates it more than I did...
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Awesome thread!





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Here are a few. All working.
Agfa Solinette



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Retina I



Retina IB



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Z.I. Contina IIa



Z.I. Ikonta 35



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Wow! What a grand cornucopia of cameras! I really need to get a Univex Mercury some day.....and that Cosmic Symbol? WOW!

Thanks to all who've contributed.
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Oh right, I forgot about the Olympus Trip 35 for a second

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LOMO 135BC full manual aperture and speed + scale focus + 8 shoots in a row!!!
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I forgot the Werra.

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Still working on a way to run 35mm through it, so I haven't used it yet.
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New to me, Olympus XA2. Just run a roll through it. Hope it works out.

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