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Old 05-11-2017   #121
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Wizard Duplex N1 (1904) by Manhattan Optical Co. One of the first Film/Plate camera. Used 118 film. I have modified for 120 film.



few pictures 6x11



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Wow Deklari! Camera and photos look neat.

How did you modify it?
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Wow Deklari! Camera and photos look neat.

How did you modify it?
First, I have to replace old bellow.
I have use just two Lego wheels to put 120 film there
and two wood rails for re-size it to 60 mm. Also added a film pressure plate.


Finally life again after 113 years
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Old 05-16-2017   #124
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Old 05-19-2017   #125
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Wizard Duplex N1 (1904) by Manhattan


That film back is really old school, I love it. Was this camera expensive?
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That film back is really old school, I love it. Was this camera expensive?
It really difficult to use.
1. You have setup on tripod without back,
2. Install ground glass (I have adjusted old Zeiss ikon plate camera ground glass)
3 Focus and shift if need it (front lens can shift left/right)
4 re-move graund glass
5. Install film back
6. Sett aperture and shutter speed
6. Remove film protected shield
7. Shut
8. Install shield back
9. Wind the film (I counting rotation, 8 times -1st, next 3 = 2 1/2, rest 2 1/4 times)


I got this camera for 57$ on e-bay. I do some web search but it looks really rare, no really price available.
Find some information here:
http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Man...plex-No.2.html
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Old 06-11-2017   #127
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Finally took some photos of my Mamiya Six Automat last night.


Nice. Looks like the exact same camera. Mine has a little fogging of the finder and all shutter speeds are a little slow. Other than that it is a fantastic little camera. It is my EDC for now though I haven't figured how to shove it in my bag without scratching it (eventually).
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Old 06-12-2017   #128
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My Voigtlander Bessa,not a rangefinder but great fun

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Picked up this Seagull 203 a month ago. Shutter was sticky, lens elements were dirty, bellows were out of shape and the cover was missing



Shutter took two sessions to clean to get it to fire reliably again. Bellows folded back into shape, reskinned with some aki-asahi "lizard" composite.

Ran a roll of Fomapan 100 through it two weeks ago.



Still need to adjust the rangefinder a bit, but apart from that it's a pretty solid camera.
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It really difficult to use.
1. You have setup on tripod without back,
2. Install ground glass (I have adjusted old Zeiss ikon plate camera ground glass)
3 Focus and shift if need it (front lens can shift left/right)
4 re-move graund glass
5. Install film back
6. Sett aperture and shutter speed
6. Remove film protected shield
7. Shut
8. Install shield back
9. Wind the film (I counting rotation, 8 times -1st, next 3 = 2 1/2, rest 2 1/4 times)


I got this camera for 57$ on e-bay. I do some web search but it looks really rare, no really price available.
Find some information here:
http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Man...plex-No.2.html
That is incredible! Nice going. I need to do some experiments with 35mm roll film for use with backs on 4x5 and 9x12. Looks like it might not be as hard as I originally thought.
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