Finally Toyocaflex Mod 1b late

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by lauren_macintosh, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Found a manual on the Starflex which operates the same way as the Toyocaflex, on the right side of the camera you have focus knob and the advance knob with a window for the frames used and between the knob is a slide switch . Now to clear the window
    one must press the center of the winding know and at the same must push the sliding switch to clear the camera, with this set up this camera has no double exposure prevention built in. see photo attached
    Now to load the film the film chamber is a little tight but a little work at it , it will fit in and turn till you hit arrow across the film back
    Now you need to close the camera and then you reset the frame window to the (s) for start and crank till it reads one in the window, now that's not to complicated is it:
    Now its a fully load tlr ready for use: Its and interesting TLR since it looks like a Rollieflex Automat style in the front only
    It will take Bayonet 1 accessories from rollieflex and work on the lens. I happened to have a hood for the rollieflex I have
    so that worked out fine for me:
    I used Fuji Pro 160C for this outing and photos so I hope it will pass muster : Thanks for your time on this matter
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  2. now for what this lens on this camera is able to do,
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  3. Now for the photos taken on the Cambridge side of the Charles river where there is a very nice walking area for the people:
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  4. Photo number two
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  5. Another view of this park
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  6. Now the Zakim bridge with the R.R. draw bridge
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  7. For the last photo which is of a path way bridge in the area , and all the photos in color were adjusted in LTRM 3.5 but only cropped and straitened , color contrast and sharpening not done on any of these photos :
    the lens on this camera may have a weird name but it does do a good job in these series of photos:enjoy Lauren
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  8. Cool.
    (When I was in the Boston area, I remembered mucky tidal flats, but maybe I'm thinking of areas to the north. Anyway, shades of San Antonio - that river walk there has had a lot of good influence, of which I am guessing the Charles walk is one.)
    In any case. Nice.
     
  9. Lovely pictures! I find the 160C to be such a versatile film.
     
  10. Good job, Lauren. It always amazes me the good image quality from a well made triplet lens.
     
  11. Out furniture shopping again, Lauren?<g> Verrrrrry nice. LOVE the TLRs, and that's a neat one. I'd head over to CameraLeather.com and order some new skins, and you'll have a definite keeper!
     
  12. Excellent, Lauren. What Louis said; in my experience there aren't too many poor Tomioka lenses, and this Tri-Lausar appears to be a great performer. I really like the perspective in "Water Duck Entrance..." Thanks for an interesting post on an unusual TLR; Fuji Pro 160C is also one of my favourites.
     
  13. Very nice pictures Lauren !. Thanks for sharing
    I got a Yashica A TLR with a sticky shutter. I need to find one that works. Also need to find a place to get the film processed.
     
  14. Interesting pics. and camera Lauren. Btw, i have a 50's 'Airesflex' which operates just like yours.
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  15. Lauren,
    Congratulations for the pictures. And interesting to see the quality of this triplet. Could you indicate the aperture(s) you used? Do you have pictures in low light showing the quality at wider apertures, f4, f5.6, f8?
    Thank you
     
  16. Bernard Lazareff , Nov 23, 2011; 01:48 p.m.
    Lauren,
    Congratulations for the pictures. And interesting to see the quality of this triplet. Could you indicate the aperture(s) you used? Do you have pictures in low light showing the quality at wider apertures, f4, f5.6, f8?
    Thank you
    Bernard they were mostly at F-8 and F-11 because of the time of the day shutter speed of 1/300 was tops :
     

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