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Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:06 pm

Words/No Words • Re: GAS

10 hours 16 min ago
Meanwhile, getting some pictures out of the VITO II
Bat Cave NC, with the great view of Chimney Rock had this old hotel called the Old MIll Inn, we had lunch in there years ago and it was quaint... now is gone
The Old Mill Inn Gardens
The Old Mill Inn

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:30 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: BEIRAX II

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:58
Yup, DDR=East Germany
They both should be fine, the ones I have from pre and post=war cameras (Federal Germany) have rarely failed, albeit needing a cleaning once every 20 yrs.
The lens, I have never seen before, I expect you'll need a shade though

Thank you, I had read opinions regarding both but nothing absolute. It may be because of the fact that it was manufactured in communist EAST GERMANY and reliable information may have been difficult to get. One site says PRONTOR another COMPUR. Which would you say is the better more reliable? Also do you know how good the lens might be? It is a coated E. LUDWIG 105 mm 4.5 MERITAR.

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:58 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: BEIRAX II

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:59
Thank you, I had read opinions regarding both but nothing absolute. It may be because of the fact that it was manufactured in communist EAST GERMANY and reliable information may have been difficult to get. One site says PRONTOR another COMPUR. Which would you say is the better more reliable? Also do you know how good the lens might be? It is a coated E. LUDWIG 105 mm 4.5 MERITAR.

Statistics: Posted by anthonym-3 — Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:59 am

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: BEIRAX II

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 07:58
Camerapedia says that this was a DDR Zeiss shutter
https://camerapedia.fandom.com/wiki/Tempor

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:58 am

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • cell phone jammer

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 03:04
Jammerall is a professional China wholesale website which establishes business with customers worldwide. We offer various kinds of high quality jamming devices in discount prices. The products include cell phone jammer, WIFI jammer, GPS jammer, etc.

Statistics: Posted by brulepetra — Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:04 am

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: BEIRAX II

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 19:19
Mike, I have read that it is possibly an EAST GERMAN COMPUR equivalent. It is an odd duck. I have seen a reference to a 1930's BEIRAX with the same serial number as my 1957/58 model. Are you familiar with the lens quality? It is a 105 mm 4.5 E. LUDWIG MERITAR.

Statistics: Posted by anthonym-3 — Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:19 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: BEIRAX II

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 12:08
I think a Tempor shutter is the East German equivalent of the Prontor.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:08 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: BEIRAX II

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 15:54
I tried to post photos got a notice that file was too large. I'll have my daughter fix the problem. At 80 I am not a computer whiz.

Statistics: Posted by anthonym-3 — Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:54 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: BEIRAX II

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 13:14
Same here, I never had it in hands but it seems well built. Congrats on you new old camera and share some photos made with it

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:14 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: BEIRAX II

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 11:57
Have never seen such camera, but there is some information in camerawiki
http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Beier
https://camerapedia.fandom.com/wiki/Beier_Beirax_II
http://thecamerasite.lauro.fi/03_Folder ... /beier.htm

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:57 am

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • BEIRAX II

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 11:16
I have bought a circa 1957/58 BEIR BEIRAX II E. LUDWIG 105 mm 4.5 MERITAR TEMPOR SHUTTER. I am not familiar with BEIR LUDWIG or TEMPOR. I'm aware that it is not on a par with my VOIGTLANDER BESSA and AGFA BILLY COMPUR however it appears to be well built. Does anyone have an opinion or review?

Statistics: Posted by anthonym-3 — Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:16 am

Words/No Words • Re: GAS

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 05:56
When this is the case a new pinhole appears it’s time for change the bellows
I use electrical liquid tape from the inside.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:56 am

Words/No Words • Re: GAS

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 08:48
How do you guys fix bellows this small? The SuperSolinette's bellow is a sieve. I fixed one tear with fabric glue but everytime I check a new pinhole has appeared

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:48 am

Developing, Enlarging and Scanning • Enlarger Glass

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 21:20
Besides the Rodenstocks and Schneiders there used to be the brilliant EL-Nikkors and the Vivitar VHE

However this weekend I got a Fujinon-EX 50/4. The lens is clean and has a lot of blades in the iris
Anybody knows anything about this series of lenses?

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:20 pm

Other Projects • Re: Throwback Thursday

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 08:47
Nice leather covering!

Statistics: Posted by Philip — Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:47 am

Other Projects • Re: Throwback Thursday

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 07:14
This is my Spotmatic. It works just as it did when it was brand new.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:14 am

Words/No Words • Re: GAS

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 17:26
British author Ivor Mantanle wrote about the Vitessa is one of his classic camera books. I recall being put off by that massively large plunger when I first saw it.

After a while, I thought it looked sort of cool.

Voigtlander was often doing something weird with its cameras. Sometimes, weird worked, sometimes it didn't (Prominent).

Statistics: Posted by melek — Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:26 pm

Other Projects • Re: Throwback Thursday

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 08:46
Yesterday somebody asked me a question about the SPotmatic, that is the camera my father bought new in Japan (72) and that has been my favorite, and safety blanket for ever.
He was a very organized man, and he kept the original manual in the original plastic bag marked Asahi Pentax.

While looking through the manual, the price list from SUGA Photo was also there. It was very neat to see how much cameras costed in Japan at the time and how much he paid for the equipment. Next to the price in Yens, it is written in pencil the USD equivalent.
The camera (SP+55/1.8+case) costed 42,700 Y ($142); SMC 17/4 32,000 Y ($106) SMC 200/4 23,900 Y ($62), auto-helicoid 2,700 Y ($9)
There is also in the neat japanese numbers an offer for $270 with bag and flash which is the equipment I grew up with.

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:46 am

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Photographing World War II veterans

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 08:28
I'm sure there are not many left!!!
I met a few survivors of operation Market Garden in 2011; only a handful left then
probably none by now
https://photos.app.goo.gl/c1y7YNnC8TMJAaZM7

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:28 am

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