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Nicca III S camera test
Old 01-30-2017   #1
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Nicca III S camera test

Kodak T-Max 100, W-Nikkor.C 1:3.5 3.5cm, and Tewe zoom finder.

Only problem with the camera is the slow speeds are messed up.

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Nice series!

I already kind of wanted a Nicca. Now I think I want one of those VW "pickup" trucks....
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Is the W-Nikkor a Tessar type like Elmar 35/3.5?

The edges look quite sharp and neat for a Tessar wide-angle.
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Is the W-Nikkor a Tessar type like Elmar 35/3.5?

The edges look quite sharp and neat for a Tessar wide-angle.
See http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...35mm/index.htm

Apparently all the versions were of the same design optically.

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I've seen those VW's in Pulaski. I was given a Nicca lll-S over the Christmas holidays. Had issues with the shutter capping. Loaded 100 film & checking the slow speeds they are good so now have some 400 film to check the faster speeds. If it caps on the higher speeds it just so happens the January issue of Our State magazine did a feature on Ken Toda who lives in High Point NC. He works on mechanical cameras & has over 1000 cameras in his collection. Prices are good. Check out his website.

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I've seen those VW's in Pulaski. I was given a Nicca lll-S over the Christmas holidays. Had issues with the shutter capping. Loaded 100 film & checking the slow speeds they are good so now have some 400 film to check the faster speeds. If it caps on the higher speeds it just so happens the January issue of Our State magazine did a feature on Ken Toda who lives in High Point NC. He works on mechanical cameras & has over 1000 cameras in his collection. Prices are good. Check out his website.

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Well, if it's capping, it couldn't hurt to give it a tune up. Thanks for the link, Greg.

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The Nicca III S is every bit the equal of the postwar Leica IIIc, it is a fine film camera. I like that 35mm Nikkor, Phil, and that finder is something else.
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