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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

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:08
Yes, the first pic rocks, I had to flip the ipad to understand why.

The first look at the photo I look at the canon, but the automatically my sight goes down to the shadow, at the botton there are the "escape lines". Thats why I said lights and shadows (I guess)

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:08 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:14
Thanks Alex.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:14 am

Words/No Words • Re: Perkeo II - Winter

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:55
GrahamS wrote:
Wonderful shots, Alex. I admire your perseverance. Well done.
This may be relevant: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/ ... c=eoa-iotd


Thx Graham and NASA! Nice info, it was beatiful seing al the snow falling as no-tomorrow during two days, I was sick and I couldn't go to work on Monday but as I was told no one got on time to work and parks are now amazing, that's the reason of my perseverance, sharing beaty is worth snow up to the knees

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:55 am

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:48
I like the the lights and shadows.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:48 am

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:36
The grain of this film pushed I love with old objects and grave yards. I normally shoot it at around E.I. 250 and develop it in Xtol or HC-110.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 am

Words/No Words • Re: Perkeo II - Winter

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 08:53
These are great snow shots, Alex. All of them!

Statistics: Posted by jamesmck — Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 am

Words/No Words • Re: Perkeo II - Winter

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 04:00
Wonderful shots, Alex. I admire your perseverance. Well done.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:00 am

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:55
I can live with that!

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:55 am

Words/No Words • Re: Ultra wide and pushed

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:30
Yes. Grain. Loads of it.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:30 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Perkeo II - Winter

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:28
Some beautiful shots there, Alex. I used to do the same thing when I was younger, just not with an old folder.

Your whites are looking good. You have to remember the snow is reflecting the light that reaches it, so if the sky is grey, so will be the snow to a certain extant. Just keep on what you are doing.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:28 pm

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