Camera Porn Friday

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Post by titrisol » Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:01 am

And hereis the 130/4 in the Ambi-Silette
It is huge compared to the camera, but handles smoothly
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Post by Julio1fer » Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:02 pm

That set looks beautiful. How bad do you find using that long lens in a rangefinder camera?

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Post by titrisol » Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:18 am

Julio,
I'm enjoying the 35mm above all, that one and the 50 have been the ones I go to.

I have only shot a few pics with the 90 and a couple with the 130, it feels awkward.
Especially the 130, since you have to focus in the main viewfinder and then compose and shoot with the auxiliary viewfinder.
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Post by PFMcFarland » Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:06 pm

Yeah, 135 lenses are impressive looking on a rangefinder camera, but not the handiest lens to use. Still, when you need that kind of reach, you'll be happy you have one. Save it for landscape photos of multiple mountain ridges where the compression makes for a nice composition.

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Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:02 am

My Yashica rangefinders which were the last two interchangeable lens models Yashica made before switching to more consumer-oriented cameras.

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End of the Line by P F McFarland, on Flickr

Some information about the Nicca line of rangefinders: https://www.canonrangefinder.org/Nicca_Cameras.htm

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Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by Julio1fer » Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:10 pm

PF, thanks for that link, it is a nice resource. I did not remember that there were “Yashica Barnacks”.

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Post by PFMcFarland » Sun Nov 06, 2022 1:13 pm

Julio1fer wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:10 pm
PF, thanks for that link, it is a nice resource. I did not remember that there were “Yashica Barnacks”.
You're welcome, Julio. Yashica inherited the Barnack design when they acquired Nicca for their expertise in building such cameras. These two cameras are basically just a rebranding exercise. Yashica's next camera, the fixed mount "Yashica 35" used the Contax II as a design model but used a less expensive leaf shutter instead of the focal plane curtain type.

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Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by titrisol » Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:58 am

I decided to take the plunge into stereo pictures to try and emulate the pictures of my grandfather that I posted a few years ago.
Bought this Jules RIchard Verascope that is over 100 yrs old. Jules Richard was a french enginer that popularized (some say invented) the 45x107mm glass plate format.
This is model 2 (ca 1905) that uses 45x107mm plates in a revolving type cartridge that allows to carry and expose 12 plates without having to change 1 by 1 manually.
This popularized photography at the time, to the point that by the beginning of WWI about 50% of cameras were stereo!

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Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Nov 11, 2022 5:39 pm

That's a fine example there, Pablo. Have a lot of fun with it.

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Re: Camera Porn Friday

Post by Julio1fer » Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:17 pm

Pablo, that is an interesting camera! Are you going to shoot glass plates?

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