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Words/No Words • Re: My grandpa's pictures

9 hours 1 min ago
Those are great historic documents. Worthy for a book or museum. Good stuff!

Statistics: Posted by Bennybee — Sun May 22, 2022 6:43 am

Words/No Words • Re: My grandpa's pictures

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 07:13
Great job with the photos.

I like to be taught about your country history in such way, reading is one thing, watching how people was doing in that time is much more educational.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Sat May 21, 2022 7:13 am

Words/No Words • Re: My grandpa's pictures

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 18:29
Wonderful document! Recovering these old images is a labor of love. And a proof that B&W is good for 100 years!

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Fri May 20, 2022 6:29 pm

Rangefinders • Re: Konica I - sell? Not...

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 18:24
A good old school camera - that is a good definition. Glad that you kept it!

This is an inspiration. I have a Konica III that needs to be exercised.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Fri May 20, 2022 6:24 pm

Words/No Words • Re: My grandpa's pictures

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:56
As tribute to the 200th anniversary of the end of the Independence Wars in my country (May 24th 1822) I'm placing another picture.
This is a document of the Centennial celebrations, which included the monument to the unknown soldiers pictured here.
A military parade coming down the street (named 24 de Mayo) with the monument in the background and many bystanders perfectly captured.
The monument is the column with the Condor; the column is long gone, and the condor was replaced by a fake one that stands now on a small mound

This was a negative and I have stitched the 2 sides of the stereo glass plate


1922-05-26 Inauguracion Monumento Heroes Ignotos.

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Thu May 19, 2022 9:56 am

Rangefinders • Re: Konica I - sell? Not...

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 08:46
NICE! I have only heard of them but never handled one of these
I rememeber the Hexanon lenses in a Leica mount RF (late 90s) that were top notch

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Thu May 19, 2022 8:46 am

Rangefinders • Re: Konica I - sell? Not...

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 07:04
I think the Konica I flies under the radar quite a bit. It's a very simple camera that has a very sharp lens.

It's easy to handle. Advancing to the next frame doesn't feel precise, but I never encountered any problems with overlapping frames. It doesn't shout, "Look at me!"

It's just a good old school camera.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Thu May 19, 2022 7:04 am

Rangefinders • Konica I - sell? Not...

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:30
Hi all -

As part of my struggle to fund the last bit of the mandolin I want, I decided to list the Konica I rangefinder I fixed up years ago:



Been up for a few days. No bites. Drat.

Then I starts in to looking at it more. Always dangerous. Everything works perfectly. Only flaw is a chip in the front covering. Just looked, and when I ordered new coverings from Hugo Studio a number of years ago (the camera came without back coverings) I got the front piece as well, just never installed it. Done. Also started in to looking at some of the pictures I've gotten with this little rangefinder:









That's it. I'm sold. Withdrawing the ad. I'mma keep this one. Have it loaded up with TMAX 400 right now - taking it for some walks around town this weekend (splitting time with some as-yet undecided TLR). The mandolin, unfortunately, will have to wait a little longer.

Thanks for looking, there will be more to come soon, hopefully.

Scott

Statistics: Posted by scott — Wed May 18, 2022 11:30 am

TLRs, SLRs, RFs, non-folders • Re: Found something today...

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:20
Good job with that cleaning.
Yes, Hugo Studio have good materials, I have used them a couple of times and they are really good coverings.What a find! I am impressed by that lens cleaning.Thanks guys. I can't remember how the ad was worded but they didn't give any hint that the glass was so bad. I was very pleased with how it cleaned up.

Alex, I've used Hugo Studio once before, for my Konica I. Was happy then. I sent an inquiry to them about the Rollei last night, will see what they say.

Statistics: Posted by scott — Wed May 18, 2022 11:20 am

TLRs, SLRs, RFs, non-folders • Re: Found something today...

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 01:02
Good job with that cleaning.
Yes, Hugo Studio have good materials, I have used them a couple of times and they are really good coverings.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed May 18, 2022 1:02 am

TLRs, SLRs, RFs, non-folders • Re: Found something today...

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:17
What a find! I am impressed by that lens cleaning.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Tue May 17, 2022 7:17 pm

TLRs, SLRs, RFs, non-folders • Found something today...

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:15
Honestly forgot I had it.


Rolleiflex "New" Standard, Tessar taking lens. Not an automat, but but easy enough to set the first frame. Bought this, geez, not even sure when. I cleaned up the shutter and it's still running perfectly. The glass was in the worst shape of any lens I've ever dealt with:


Cleaned up well though.


I originally fixed this up to be a user for my son. He used it exactly once. Not his thing. Fine, it's mine now. Need to figure out new coverings - I think Hugo Studio may be able to make a covering for this model.

I'm rediscovering a love of TLRs lately - I'm looking forward to running some film through this'n.

Scott

Statistics: Posted by scott — Tue May 17, 2022 12:15 pm

TLRs, SLRs, RFs, non-folders • Re: Bronica IR...

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:13
Thanks guys. The Bronica is sold, as well as the 50/3.5. I still need to move the 110/4, at which point I'll have the funds for the mando. Going s-l-o-w...

Statistics: Posted by scott — Tue May 17, 2022 12:13 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Yashica-Mat sticky shutter release?

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:12
I *think* this wasn't lube in the release, I think it was gunk ON the button. It's still working fine, though I haven't gotten to Birdsboro yet. Maybe this afternoon...

I've had this camera since, I think, 2007. In/around 2010 I tore it completely apart to fix the shutter for good, and to rectify a problem with the film advance. It's been purring along since, though I have only used about once ever second or third year for the past while. I'm hoping to fix that. Too bad nelsonfoto went belly up - I had a whole ton of repair exploits documented there.

Statistics: Posted by scott — Tue May 17, 2022 12:12 pm

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 06:49
Interesting camera. I have never seen one before. Very nice images too.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Sun May 15, 2022 6:49 am

Words/No Words • Re: The Little People

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 06:44
In African mythology, a solar halo is seen as a sign of great change ahead. More generally taken to mean rainy weather is on the way. I'm sure that Robbie Burns had his own interpretation.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Sun May 15, 2022 6:44 am

TLRs, SLRs, RFs, non-folders • Re: Bronica IR...

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 06:31
Good luck with the Bronco sale. I hope you won't regret it later, like I did when I sold my S2. I ended up buying another one, after a very long search to find one that was as nice as the first one. I hope you will upload a YouTube video with you playing that mandolin

Statistics: Posted by Bennybee — Sun May 15, 2022 6:31 am

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 06:26
A bit later, Topcon from Japan also made extensive use of leaf shutters in several of their camera models, like my Unirex. But that is because they got their mustard from different German manufacturers, mainly from Exakta.

Statistics: Posted by Bennybee — Sun May 15, 2022 6:26 am

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 06:23
That's a very nice camera. And the Solinar lenses, like your 50mm here, are generally top notch.
I would not be surprised if Agfa got some help from Voigtländer or perhaps bought parts from them for all their higher end cameras other than the simpler 'cookie tin' Isolettes and Billys. But that's a wild guess.

Statistics: Posted by Bennybee — Sun May 15, 2022 6:23 am

Rangefinders • Re: Retina IIIS

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 06:15
Indeed Phil,
f.ex. the Nagel Recomar cameras (amongst others) were rebranded Kodak Recomar after Kodak purchased the Dr.August Nagel factory.
It's a similar story with ICA cameras (and others) that were rebranded Zeiss Ikon after the merger, but remained otherwise more or less unchanged technically.

Statistics: Posted by Bennybee — Sun May 15, 2022 6:15 am

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