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120 film RF Folders 120/220 Format Folding Rangefinders, including the various classic Zeiss Ikontas, Voigtlander Bessas, and their Ruskie copies.

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Old 09-13-2015   #1
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Show off your 120 folder!

I've searched and searched, I've gone through this whole forum... there's no 'show your folding camera' thread.

Let's change this

I want to see your 120 folders!


My 'new' and propably last scale-focus folder. Finished it yesterday:



Hot-rodded 1938' Ikonta 521/2. Sporting a very sharp (I think it beats my Rolleicord V's Xenar) post-war Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 105/3.5 (taken from a mid 1950s Ercona) in a Compur-Rapid shutter
Beat up, patched hole in the bellows, but very rigid, smooth and parallel.
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Old 09-13-2015   #3
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One more in the same family. I think my best buy ever:

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ENSIGN-AUTORANGE-220-coated-ENSAR by John Hancock, on Flickr
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I'm enjoying my Plaubel Makina III. Folded up it's very compact but rather heavy. But built with Leica-like quality! Plaubel used to call it "The Rolls Royce of Photography" in their adverts.

With a single sheet film holder attached, you can see how compact it is. With a 120 Makina film holder it's quite a bit bigger and heavier. But you could put the back in one pocket and the camera in another and go places!
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Old 09-13-2015   #10
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Test Image from above camera. ^^^

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Agfa /Ansco Super Speedex, 6x6 folder with re-done bellows. Folds up very neatly into an almost-pocketable size.

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One of my favourite folder cameras: the Moskva-5. Huge 6x9 negatives! And the lens on this camera is actually quite good. When I'm in the mood for burning through 120 film I reach for this camera. Only 8 exposures per roll!

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Scrambler's 120 folders by Steve Cramb, on Flickr

My 120 folders, including my Ensign/Welta Frankencamera. Why? The Welta is an f2.9 lens, the Ensignar was f4.5, plus a more versatile shutter on the Welta.
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See no evil... by Steve Cramb, on Flickr

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Both by the Ensign/Welta
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My Bessa II Heliar
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and my Moskva V
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Adox Sport
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1965 VW Volkwagen Beetle
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All nice looking 120 folders above. I have a bunch, but below are some I have shown in the 120 RF Folders forum in the past:

Comparison between Welti (35mm), Welta Weltix, and Zeiss Ikon 6x9 (which give surprisingly sharp photos).


And three views of one of my Fuji Six cameras, which is a 6x6 and 645. As you can see, it has the 645 insert, and in the rear view, you can make out the lever on the door which switches between the 645 and 6x6 window.




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The 6x9 at a local farmer's market


And a local creek


Sorry for the poor scans, the prints are very nice.
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And with it I did this and that in Prague



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My Mess Ikonta 6x6

and a photo from it (not a great scan, sorry)
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Never knew you could shoot 120 rolls with those
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WOW! The Bessa RF was very early, and always all black

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That is an incredible look for this cult like vintage folder. Fantastic!!!~

That had to be a difficult process, breaking the camera down to all it's metal components, chroming them and recovering the leatherette. Good Job.

Will you do a commission on one of those??? How Much?

That camera shoots excellent quality and set up right is one of the most accurate folder rangefinders I have ever used... Owned two.
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That is an incredible look for this cult like vintage folder. Fantastic!!!~

That had to be a difficult process, breaking the camera down to all it's metal components, chroming them and recovering the leatherette. Good Job.

Will you do a commission on one of those??? How Much?

That camera shoots excellent quality and set up right is one of the most accurate folder rangefinders I have ever used... Owned two.
Thanks, but I didn't do this, it was how I bought the camera, just by 'chance' it happened to have the chrome trim. I suspect that it was done many decades ago, when the market value of the camera might have been seen as justifying the work.

I did wonder whether it might have been an 'exhibition special' produced by the Factory, as it was so well done.
If you look at the comments on the Flickr posting, you will see that Tervuren1 also said that they were never produced like that, and that people sometimes did chroming during restoration (I paraphrase).
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Just couldn't help myself ! But I should say, that when it worked it took really sharp pictures. I'd probably trade my Welta Weltur for another good working Iskra 1.
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Just couldn't help myself ! But I should say, that when it worked it took really sharp pictures. I'd probably trade my Welta Weltur for another good working Iskra 1.
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Looks like some cameras crashed head on on the highway. If of another brand I am sure the other camera is now a total wreck. Same body mass and strength of an Iskra is not found elsewhere.

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I think they call it a pocket Hasselblad. It does fit in my jeans back pocket and the IQ puts Hassy to shame

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New one

I needed one in 6x4.5 format.



~1952 Ikonta 521 with a weird Prontor-S shutter (which seems to be a SV but labeled as S) and a contrasty and sharp Novar 3.5 lens (I'm amazed how good it is).
+ it's sooo tiny

This triplet can easily rival a tessar type lens from f5.6 - f8.0
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Here is my Nettar. I liked it better than my Ikoflex Ib w/ the Tessar.


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If only I could get the back open...
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Got carried away on the "folder" aspect
They do fold don't they? Won't do it again!
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