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Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

5 hours 43 min ago
Rodinal - rattles when you shake the bottle!

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:43 am

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:37
Is there a common rear lens group behind the shutter, as on the Canon EX-EE?

Statistics: Posted by Dustin McAmera — Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:37 pm

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:34
Thanks! It is now in the technician's able hands.


This is probably one of the heaviest SLRs that you'll encounter. I have one tucked away somewhere. I'm curious to see what you do with this.


Mike, maybe I have to look for a cart then!

I forgot to put the set over the scale, will do when it comes back. It did not seem much worse than a Retina IIIS or a Contarex, about 2 lb. Maybe there is some exaggeration going round.

As for size, It is slighty smaller than a Canon 7 and the lenses are small for an SLR.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:34 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:19
Thanks.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:19 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:01
Grain like cannonballs! But I like that. When I wanted grain like that I grabbed Tri-X and the bottle of Rodinal.
Great shots Larry.

Statistics: Posted by Bennybee — Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:01 pm

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:57
That's a great kit for a great price! Beautiful!

Statistics: Posted by Bennybee — Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:57 pm

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:03
This is probably one of the heaviest SLRs that you'll encounter. I have one tucked away somewhere. I'm curious to see what you do with this.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:03 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Perkeo II - Winter

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:21
Wonderful pictures!

Statistics: Posted by Philip — Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:21 am

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:20
Oooo, nice.

Statistics: Posted by Philip — Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:20 am

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 01:03
Nice camera Julio, I will hope you enjoy it

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:03 am

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:39
Yes, you did quite well at that price, Julio. It does look to be in good cosmetic shape. Maybe this was the inspiration for the Leica R8 body design.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:39 pm

SLRs • Re: Agfa Selectaflex

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:05
Beautiful and clean. Seems like a bargain price.

Statistics: Posted by jamesmck — Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:05 pm

SLRs • Agfa Selectaflex

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:11
Scored this set locally for about 85 USD equivalent. Agfa Selectaflex, Solinar 50/2.8, Ambion 35/3.4 and Telinear 90/3.4. Hope that the price was right.



I am not a great fan of leaf-shutter SLRs, but I do like the lenses that Agfa mounted on their higher end cameras. Some Selectaflexes came with the highly regarded Solagon 55/2, but I'd be very glad of a good Solinar anytime.

This camera does not seem to be a very popular model, compared to the Agfaflexes. Looking in the Web, there are models with smaller "Selectaflex" sign over the front. This one has the larger type.

The Selectaflex offers shutter-priority or manual exposure, speeds 1/300 to 1 second and B. Both exposure modes seem to work, and speeds seem not too far off, although the auto-aperture selection seems erratic. There are probably a lot of old lubricants inside this camera.

The camera and lenses are smaller than I expected, but heavy. Handling is, well, German.

This set is going now to my tech for cleaning and lubrication; controls are quite stiff. A test roll will come later on. The lenses look clear, fortunately, and the set seems to have seen light use by a careful amateur. Seller's story: it was her granddad camera, bought in a trip. Seller is an amateur photographer herself, Nikon fan.

With the set I also received a Metz Mecablitz 118, without the loading cable. Have to do some research on this device.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:11 am

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:48
I really like it at 250 in HC-110 dilution B.
Untitled-11 by Larry D, on Flickr

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:44
A lost art in the digital age. I have tried to push it farther but this film develops to completion at 1600 no matter what developer I use. I knew you were agreeing with me as I can never remember a time we disagreed.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:44 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:22
I was agreeing with you, Brother. One expects a bit of grit with pushed film. The cannon is a good starting point with that lens.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:22 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:58
I was thinking Dektol.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:58 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:09
Great shots, Larry!

That must be an interesting film to try. In DK-50, pushed, the grain should be something to behold.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:09 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:21
Those are great, Larry!

Statistics: Posted by Santiago Montenegro — Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:21 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:30
I guess too.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 pm

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