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Old 09-27-2019   #8961
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I bought a Pollux rangefinder marked in Metres to use with my Welta Weltax. The rangefinder window is quite small and very pale, so it's a challenge to use even for someone who has owned 3 Zorki 4k's.
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Old 10-08-2019   #8962
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Linhof Master Technika 4x5. It’s a rangefinder!
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Old 10-08-2019   #8963
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Linhof Master Technika 4x5. Itís a rangefinder!
A rather wonderful one too! I've got the cam for the 150mm but I'd rather focus by eye.
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Old 10-08-2019   #8964
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Old 10-08-2019   #8965
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Old 10-08-2019   #8966
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Sorry, not a rangefinder but I just bought an Arax 88. The "ARAX-CM-MLU/SE (Special Edition) kit."
And a Kaleinar 150mm lens to go along with the Zodiac 30mm. So, once my package arrives, I'll have super-wide, normal, and short-tele.
The kit includes two 6x6 film backs, eye level and waist level finders and some other bits.



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A rather wonderful one too! I've got the cam for the 150mm but I'd rather focus by eye.
I just ordered it off KEH with the description “with grip and cable” so I assume it has the anatomical grip. I’ll look into getting my 135mm cammed. I think cams are still made?
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Old 10-08-2019   #8968
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I finally got my hands on a "Contatest" closeup attachment for my Contax IIa cameras. Can't wait to try some closeups/abstracts and see how those turn out.

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A historical camera, a (probably) real war veteran:

A Graflex Anniversary Speed Graphic used by the USAAF in WW2 (under the military designation Ground Camera C-3). It was made in 1944 without chrome, as every wartime Graflex. Maybe it just sat in an Army Storage facility before the war ended, but quite probably served in the Pacific or most probably in Europe, taking pictures of bombers & fighters (in the ground, obviously). It still works perfectly with both leaf and focal plane shutters and my first pictures with it were cautiously choosen: bunkers and trenches of the Segre front during the spanish civil war arround Lleida.






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I bought a Lomo Blik Rangefinder for use with my Welta Weltax.
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A really brassed MX for £60
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A really brassed MX for £60

Very nice, Mike... and an excellent deal at that price! I paid around twice that for mine (although it did include a 50mm f/1.7, so not too bad).

Mine also has considerable brassing - which was certainly among the reasons that I chose that particular example.
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Very nice, Mike... and an excellent deal at that price! I paid around twice that for mine (although it did include a 50mm f/1.7, so not too bad).

Mine also has considerable brassing - which was certainly among the reasons that I chose that particular example.
cheers, l used to own an lx, now l currently own a chrome mx, plus 40, 50, 135, 75-150 lenses, l could not walk by this brassed beauty
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cheers, l used to own an lx, now l currently own a chrome mx, plus 40, 50, 135, 75-150 lenses, l could not walk by this brassed beauty

I've never owned (or even seen) an LX, but from what I've read, it certainly seems to be an excellent camera. I must say, though, that the MX really hits the spot for me, due to its solid simplicity. Just SO good.

In addition to the 50mm f/1.7, I own the 135mm, and a 28mm........ but the mention of your 40mm does spark a certain amount of 'gear envy'.
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Houghton butcher folder, takes 122 size film has Taylor, Taylor, Hobson, Cooke 6'' 5/8'' f6.3 lens, contessa nettal folder 6 x 9 , Kodak 2a autograph 6 x 9, Houghton butcher carbine 6 x 9. All in cardboard box for £ 3.00 pounds in charity shop. at present the 6 x 9s all have hp5 film in situ. All from early part of last century.
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NOT Bought
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color film... Ektar, Ektachrome,Kodak 400, Portra 400


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A sequence of silly things has ended up with me buying a Mamiya Press 23 Super with both roll film and sheet film backs as well as the Sekor 50mm f/6.3 lens. It's a beautiful old beast of a camera: I've got a roll of film loaded and a couple of exposures made with it. I need to order some 6x9 sheet film too.

Funny stuff.

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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #8978
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its took looooooong time, but finally bought my first full frame Leica, the M240
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #8979
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Just purchased a 100mm f3.5 MC Rokkor telephoto lens. Minolta did not make very many of these. They were made between 1969-1970.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #8980
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Few days ago I got a brassed black Konica Autoreflex T3n with Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.7 and a Cosina Compact 35e in fair condition. I hope I can rescue the Cosina. The Konica should work well even if it looks a little bit like a rat-camera.
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A Graflex Anniversary Speed Graphic used by the USAAF in WW2 (under the military designation Ground Camera C-3). It was made in 1944 without chrome, as every wartime Graflex.

Lovely wartime SG.
But the all black trim wasn't introduced until 1943

A Clarus MS-35 arrived two days ago. Took about an hour to get cleaned up and running properly
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Another Alden 74 bulk loader - this one for HP4 Plus.
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Few days ago I got a brassed black Konica Autoreflex T3n with Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.7 and a Cosina Compact 35e in fair condition. I hope I can rescue the Cosina. The Konica should work well even if it looks a little bit like a rat-camera.
Just few hours ago I looked for lenses for this Konica above.
Found a set of a 135mm and 28mm, fortunately at one lens the lens cap is a Autoreflex TC... both 2 lenses and the TC for all together 40 Euros.

Couldn't say no.
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1200 feet of Kodak 4X in 16mm. Another 2000 feet may be on the way after a clip test.
Oh yeah, I guess I went a little wild... There's also an Angenieux 25mm f/.95 on the way and I snagged a 25-50mm f/4 from the local brick and mortar shop.

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I have a Minolta Autocord with a stuck focus on the way. Hopefully I will free it up.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #8986
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Just received a red scale Elmar back from a CLA by DAG.

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Snagged a decent deal on a Ricoh 35R (MF-1)

I have been interested to try this camera for a while now and I figure they are not getting any cheaper.

Coming from Europe so I have some time to forget about it. haha

Think I am done buying cameras for a while. Time for more selling instead!
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A red metabones Sony E to Nikon F adapter and a freshly cleaned 55 2.8 Micro-Nikkor Ai-S for my camera scanning set up.
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A Contura Stereo Camera. Yup, they DO exist! What an awesome beauty!
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A Contura Stereo Camera. Yup, they DO exist! What an awesome beauty!

Wow! I had not even been aware of these. 2 on ebay right now. Beautiful design.
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A Voigtlander VC II light meter. It arrived today. Bought it from the Head Bartender of RFF. It looks great on the M3, and seems pretty easy to use. Thanks, Stephen!
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A CLA, prism re-cement, and new cover on an M2. From Youxin Ye. The package came today while I was at work, so have to go to the Post Office to pick it up.
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Soviet Iskra 6x6 folder that the selling shop said was serviced and works perfectly.

Except when it showed up and I checked it out they in fact meant the opposite..

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Ordered supplies today:
  • 5 rolls of Double-X; always wanted to try this
  • A used bulk film loader
  • 6 bulk film cassettes

On another note, I see people on ebay selling used NON-reloadable film cartridges with the last little bit of film sticking out. What's the deal with this? You just tape the new bit on, try to get it square, and load onto that? Seems like it would be liable to pull off...

On the other hand, it would be DX-coded, unlike the less expensive reloadable cartridges...

Have you guys done that? How did it work?
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Soviet Iskra 6x6 folder that the selling shop said was serviced and works perfectly.

Except when it showed up and I checked it out they in fact meant the opposite..

So back it goes.
What that REALLY means, (in the absence of a receipt) is that they messed around with it and it seems to work OK.

"Shutter clicks? Check.
Dials turn? Check.
Back opens and latches properly? Check." = "serviced and working well"
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A CLA for my M3 and Summicron and a Zeiss Flektogon 35mm for my Praktina.
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On another note, I see people on ebay selling used NON-reloadable film cartridges with the last little bit of film sticking out. What's the deal with this? You just tape the new bit on, try to get it square, and load onto that? Seems like it would be liable to pull off...

On the other hand, it would be DX-coded, unlike the less expensive reloadable cartridges...

Have you guys done that? How did it work?
I do that a lot. I use a 3/4Ē piece of clear tape on both top and bottom and I havenít any instances of it letting go.

I donít need the DX coding, but itís cheap and easy (I donít buy them, I just re-use factory loaded cassettes). Theyíre also handy if Iím giving some film to a friend to try. I donít have to worry about getting the cassettes back.
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Splurged on the 30 myself..

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