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by Bennybee
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Kariba Dam - 1959
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Kariba Dam - 1959

Great story and interesting pictures, Graham. I love it.
by Bennybee
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Oops...
Replies: 34
Views: 3219

Re: Oops...

On my Solinette I used WD40 with success. I guess it all depends how hardened the old stuff is, or how long since the parts moved.
by Bennybee
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras
Topic: The little Konishiroku Pearl II
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: The little Konishiroku Pearl II

Thanks Alex. I really enjoyed shooting with it. It feels well built and it's really compact and heavy. I must get used to a fixed film advance routine though - as I tend to forget if I already wound on for the next shot or not. I often forgot to close the red window shutter too (it's actually a yell...
by Bennybee
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras
Topic: The little Konishiroku Pearl II
Replies: 5
Views: 692

The little Konishiroku Pearl II

The little Konishiroku Pearl II : a cute little 6x4.5 folder from Konica with a coupled rangefinder. I was looking for a Pearl III, but most of them on the auction site are in bad shape : especially the leatherette has suffered severely. Then I found a model II in good condition in the local ads. Th...
by Bennybee
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Summer fields
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Summer fields

haha... thanks guys.
It didn't strike me at first, but after Graham's comment I admit that it does look a bit like IR film...
by Bennybee
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Summer fields
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Summer fields

Not film. It is shot with the digital PenF in b/w mode with the contrast pushed and in-camera red filtering.
by Bennybee
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Summer fields
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Summer fields

Since my return to this forum a couple of weeks ago I haven't been too active here. The frosty weather of the past few weeks, as well as the dreaded pandemic had me stay inside, busy trying to get to grips with my new MacBook Air M1. I dug up a few photos from the past summer to try out some editing...
by Bennybee
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Fixing Agfa bellows
Replies: 15
Views: 3113

Re: Fixing Agfa bellows

If you don't want to tackle the replacement of the bellows yourself, you can send the Isolette to Jurgen Kreckel. Many years ago I sent my Isolette III to him for a CLA, brassing and a new red leather bellows. It wasn't cheap, and now I regret having spent that much money on such a 'simple' camera. ...
by Bennybee
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: Missing friends
Replies: 6
Views: 1842

Re: Missing friends

I am sorry to hear that Claudia passed away. I hope Lester is still doing fine. I sold him a Nikon EM camera many years ago and he sent me an art proof print by Jan Cox that he got from the artist when he stayed in Belgium.
by Bennybee
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: SLRs and Rangefinders
Topic: The Retina IIIS
Replies: 11
Views: 3573

Re: The Retina IIIS

I once bought one on evilbay. It was in very good condition and I liked it very much. Like all Retina cameras it felt well made with a nice viewfinder, great lenses and silent shutter. Unfortunately, shortly after the thumb wheel under the lens mount got stuck. Trying to free it ended in disaster : ...