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Old 05-14-2009   #81
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it is actually a 6x7 though...
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not that it matters, new bellows can be had for the old girls if need be from a few different sources (at a cost).....
At a damned high cost. It's amazing how much origami sells for these days.

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though apart from say isolettes (agfa) renown for poor bellows and occasionally a few others (mostly low end cameras) it it amazing how often the bellows are still perfectly serviceable on these cameras near 70 years old
Yeah, after the NOS Kodak bellows ran out, I used to use Kodak 66 cameras as cheap bellows donors until I made the mistake of opening my mouth about it and everyone else found out about them. Seems like overnight they went from $5 to sometimes as much as $50 on ebay.
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Many years ago I bought and sold many folders, some were repaired, some taken apart for parts and some converted to usable cameras with different lenses. I did take an interest in measuring many of their frame sizes. Many 6x6 were in fact 5.6x5.6. The commonly seen range was from 5.2 to 5.6 measuring by opening their backs and measuring the metal frames. I did not measure the actual bellow sizes though. The biggest frame size I came across was a Bessa II which measured 5.6x9.2 and there was really only a thin line between each frame (and one has to make sure when winding the film the frame number is dead centred. Many other Bessa IIs I had only bearly reached 9cm. Many Agfas reached 8.8 only.
Bellows? You obviously don't need no stinkin' bellows.
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Many years ago I bought and sold many folders, some were repaired, some taken apart for parts and some converted to usable cameras with different lenses. I did take an interest in measuring many of their frame sizes. Many 6x6 were in fact 5.6x5.6. The commonly seen range was from 5.2 to 5.6 measuring by opening their backs and measuring the metal frames. I did not measure the actual bellow sizes though. The biggest frame size I came across was a Bessa II which measured 5.6x9.2 and there was really only a thin line between each frame (and one has to make sure when winding the film the frame number is dead centred. Many other Bessa IIs I had only bearly reached 9cm. Many Agfas reached 8.8 only.
Well, into Isolettes, I have transplanted bellows from Frankas, Baldas, Kodaks, Nettars, and various NOS 6x6 bellows without a hitch. They all fit without going into the film frame. There must be a lot less variation in 6x6 bellows.
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who's origami (sounds like folded paper)?[edit; uh duh i get it now!!!] but yeah they are dammed expensive, but at $2200 for a new folder a think 50 bucks or so is a bargain LOL


told ya you are meant to keep these things secrect
Well, I guess there is no help for it now -- I'm going to have to start folding my own soon.
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Well, I guess there is no help for it now -- I'm going to have to start folding my own soon.
I think you are in business. Your road to become rich and famous! Or at least give a certain C6 some competition!
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I think you are in business. Your road to become rich and famous! Or at least give a certain C6 some competition!
Well, he'll still be in business, because I wouldn't know where to find cranberry red, electric blue, or tangerine and purple tiger-striped leatherette.
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Well, he'll still be in business, because I wouldn't know where to find cranberry red, electric blue, or tangerine and purple tiger-striped leatherette.
I can probably have these sent to you from the Far East. All you have to do is to sort out how to fold the bellows!
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I can probably have these sent to you from the Far East. All you have to do is to sort out how to fold the bellows!
Oh, I know how to do it. I just have difficulty in making myself go to the trouble.

In fact, I've been thinking about getting some shutter curtain material and some XXXthin leather and putting together half a dozen Isolette bellows next month. If I do, I know I can sell them. We'll see how that goes.

Edit: They will be black, if I do.

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Nettar 518/16
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Those cameras are fun to use, and feel like time machines too !
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Shot with an Agfa Super Isolette I got from Juergen at Certo6.com two weeks ago.




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Old 06-09-2009   #97
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With all the fruh frah about the new Voigtlander GF670, I decided to break out my old Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 531. It took this photo on Tri-x. The fine detail is great, even at the edge. You can see the detail in the bark on the tree with the carvings at left at 1:1.



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Souped my first roll of film ever yesterday evening. It was out of necessity more then anything else. The photolab said they didn't develop 127 film anymore


Kodak Autographic Vest Pocket camera, Efke R100 film. Not bad for a 90 year old triplet lens, though it has some fungus/haze on rear elements
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Steve, is that 75c a gallon fill er up mate

maybe i should drive my boat over there and bring back a few full jerry cans
Sorry to say no gas has made it through that pump in a very long time.

It sits in front of this station:
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Old 06-18-2009   #101
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Here are a couple from my Welta Weltur :




and an obligatory bokeh shot from Weltur:

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More from my Super Baldax with a Radionar 80mm f2.9 lens. Film: Neopan 400.


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Zeiss Super Ikonta 530 (4.5x6) - Plus-X. Scanned from a print. As far as I know the 7 cm lens on this camera is uncoated. I was surprised at how well it performed shooting toward the sun in this shot.
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Isolette I



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In fact it's an Isolette I with Agnar lens.

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Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic (127)



The camera wasn't "vintage" when the picture was taken (1917-18) by my grandfather (Its his bunk and kit). It's my scan and restoration of a very poor condition negative. As you can see, some of the image was pretty much beyond help.
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I've just posted some mountain shots from my 60 years old Nettar, I don't want to spam photos in different topics, so if you like to see them, take a look at this thread

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=80742

I think my old jewel can still overtake a lot of new digital wonders ;-)

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From a Retina IIa on expired Kodak Gold film.

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Some great photos in this thread. Here are a few I took with a Voigtlander Perkeo:

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Really nice shots, fefe, with lovely tonality.
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...this pic is very beautiful in any aspect, great composition and vibe! Bravo Sanders!

p.s.: it makes me wonder why do we need all this modern super-duper technology for?


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Arthur, very good point about the need of modern technology! This thread is full of beautiful pictures and Im very happy to see so many fine old cameras alive and working!

I have some new pictures from my Isolette III with Solinar 4,5/85; Fortepan 400/Rodinal
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