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A new video on the Pentacon Electra

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A new video on the Pentacon Electra

Postby melek » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:22 pm

When someone asks me a question about a camera via e-mail, it's can be easier to put together a quick video.

This is the Pentacon Electra. It's a 35mm camera that requires Agfa Rapid cassettes, which today you have to preload. Plus, you're limited to 12 photos.

The Meyer-Optik Domiplan has that swirly bokeh.

I tried to add some humor to this video.

Here's the only shot that I was able to locate. My dog.

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Re: A new video on the Pentacon Electra

Postby PFMcFarland » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:03 pm


Good review, Mike. I need to put my Rapid cassettes to good use some day. I actually got one that had the film in it, so it won't be hard to find out exactly how long it has to be. That is if I can find where I stashed it.

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Re: A new video on the Pentacon Electra

Postby alexvaras » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:04 pm

Loading that camera seems more difficult than re-roll 120 to 620 :D

Nice pic of your dog, seems to be a good one :)

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Re: A new video on the Pentacon Electra

Postby Bennybee » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:27 pm

Great review, Mike. I love the picture of the dog. That Bokeh sure is nice, but I am too lazy to put up with those Agfa cartridges.

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