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Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: Rodenstock Clarovid II

3 hours 31 min ago
Hope you can fix the issue, Alex. Probably Rodenstock mounted a worthy lens in a camera of their own brand.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:02 am

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: Rodenstock Clarovid II

7 hours 5 min ago
Phil, if you are talking about Hans, I'm already talking with him about this.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:28 am

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: Rodenstock Clarovid II

7 hours 6 min ago
Julio, yes I do a small winding after open or before shoot.
This camera holds the film flat but not absolutely flat as the Inos II does, there is an small gap(0.24mm) at the back than you can push, happening on the right side precisely.
Bigger issues are found here.


First this three bellows holders are some 0.xx mm above the shutter plate, left is 0.25mm and two other about 0.09mm.
Second, the shutter plate doesn't stay parallel to the film, I measured the three next to bellows holders points to the film plane (with film loaded) and there is a difference about 0.40mm (left side higher) so I added two quarter shims to te right side and I put the shutter back.
All these things could be the reason of the problem, my Inos II had the same issue and I solved this way.
Tomorrow I will adjust the rangefinder to be sure that goes equivalent and I will do another test roll shooting twice (one pressing the back door) the same subjects.
If I see the problem persist I might remove the bellows holders to have a more accurate measurement to the film plane. Im this case the bellows will be holded by the shutter retaining ring.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:27 am

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

10 hours 34 min ago
Thank you all, for the compliments and comments. I'm not usually in favour of image manipulation, but then again it can have it's advantages, I guess.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:59 am

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 23:11
Excellent reworking of that image, Graham. I liked a lot of the others too, on Flickr.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:11 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: Rodenstock Clarovid II

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 23:07
I know a chap in the Netherlands that owns one of these. It was Rodenstock's limited foray into camera making. Good thing they never quit making lenses. From the looks of your example, Alex, I'd say it didn't get much use. That should mean there is plenty of life left in that shutter. My favorite of course is Mr. Nico on the moose.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:07 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 17:54
WOW! great shot

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:54 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: Rodenstock Clarovid II

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 12:09
Another old folder I had never heard about. The lens seems quite capable.

Film flatness is a general problem with 6x9 folders. I do not know if the cause of out-of-focus areas on the left-hamd side of #3 is flatness but it could well be. That side is in the right side of the camera when the picture is taken. A useful practical rule is to wind after opening bellows and just before shooting, to make sure that the film has tension. Another idea is to make sure that the springs that keep the spools tight are doing their job.

I am sure that you will find and correct the issue!

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:09 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 12:00
Graham, I visited the Duxford IWM back in 1991.

What a place! It rained all day, but the indoors exhibits were more than enough to keep me interested.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Rodenstock Clarovid II

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:40
Hi all,

Another long waited camera, not with the lens I wish but I'm working on alternatives already.
Here is Clarovid II, this example was made in 1935, Trinar-Anastigmar 3.9 105mm.
Only a couple of micro holes on the bellows due age, I will check overtime I put a roll on it. Rangefinder ok, shutter correct, lens as well, only mini-cleaning scratches.
I think this camera has its own how-to-shoot, both persons I contacted on flickr about the camera agreed on the same issue I saw on my test roll, film flatness (or not as sharp as it should), Im already thinking how to find out where the problem is and how to fix it.

At the moment here are the pictures I took last week, not my best but something to start with.


Firefighters tools.


Autumn path #1.


Autumn path #2.


Autumn path #3.


Ms Svetlana.


Mr Nico - the boy.

And here its the camera.




Thank you for watching

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:40 am

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 08:46
Beautiful light! Well done.

Statistics: Posted by Philip — Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:46 am

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 05:31
Julio, the photo was taken yesterday at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, where the Historic Flight is based (as well as examples of every other aircraft ever to have flown).
https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford
We arrived before the morning fog had lifted and these Tiger Moths were lined up ready for the day. Here is the original image:


I used my Fujifilm X30 set to 200iso, f8, 1/750th, 25mm. I cropped the Harvard (North American Texan) out of the image and applied a vignette and a warm sepia overtone, to try and make the atmosphere more WW1.

In my youth, I was fortunate enough to fly a Tiger Moth. It is the most fun one can have with one's clothes on, in the air.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:31 am

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 04:47
Poetic! I love it.

Statistics: Posted by Bennybee — Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:47 am

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 21:35
Beautiful, Graham! Please,tell us more about these planes and the picture.

The vignetting adds character.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:35 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:16
Very nice, Graham.

Statistics: Posted by jamesmck — Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:16 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Waiting for the call to scramble...

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:14
Very nice Graham!

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:14 pm

Words/No Words • Waiting for the call to scramble...

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:51

Fujifilm X30

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:51 am

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Rolleiflex Automat 3.5 model K4A

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 18:22
This is all very impressive. The complexity of these cameras is really laid bare.

Ironically, it was the simplicity of operation that made them popular.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:22 pm

Words/No Words • Re: For Mr Serretta

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:09
Julio1fer wrote:
Great series with all that old chrome! I like the self-portrait.

++ on the self-portrait.

Statistics: Posted by jamesmck — Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:09 am

Words/No Words • Re: For Mr Serretta

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 05:19
Julio1fer wrote:
Great series with all that old chrome! I like the self-portrait.

My twin brothers and I.......

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:19 am

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