Viviparous Lens

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by John Seaman, May 15, 2017.

  1. I don't see anything amiss there.
    It sounds about right, since the only reason to use instant film IMO, is if you're paranoid about getting something wrong!
     
  2. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    One of my favorite recent listings: an "Argus Tele Sandbar Enna Werk Munched" lens. :D
     
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  3. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

  4. I opened an interesting-looking little Rexine covered box at a boot fair a couple of years ago. Inside was a retro style lens of simple meniscus + iris aperture construction.

    I was intrigued and looked at the lettering around the barrel.
    The name of that lens?
    "Little Ars"
    Honestly! No kidding.

    Obviously I bought it for the few quid being asked and did some more research when I got home. There was even a folded up maker's leaflet in the bottom of the box, and apparently a bigger version called "Large Ars" was also available.

    Now you really couldn't make that up.:p
     
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  5. Another of my occasional series of auction site funnies:

    "Cosina CS-2 camera (untested) With Missing 300ha Flash And Vintage Carry Case"
     
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  6. Cheeky LOL
     
  7. I recently viewed an old folding camera equipped with a "Kodak ball-breaking shutter". I passed on it.
     
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  8. Just fished this one:

    Yashica Full Automatic Auto Focas 38mm Camera
     
  9. Yes, we occasionally get offered various "Tampon" lenses...
     
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  10. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    Better watch out for those dangerous macro lenses too. I just came across a "Kilfitt Macro Killer" 40mm f/3.5. :)
     
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  11. While working at a camera store back in the late 70's I had a customer who wanted to see one of those Ya-hish-ka cameras.. On another occasion someone wanted to see a Min-a-lota camera. It took me a sec to figure out what they actually wanted.
     
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  12. AJG

    AJG

    Today's finest from eBay:

    Near Mint....jpg
    The lens looks particularly "minty."
     
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  13. This one takes the cake:

    Canon bakery model PC1562 Black
     
  14. One more:
    Canon EOS 750 SLR FILM CAMERA With stigma 70-300mm Lens, Jessops 300AFDC Flash
     
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  15. PapaTango

    PapaTango I See Things

    I had a stigma lens once. It was a T4 made by Soligar to fit on Canon FL... :confused:
     
  16. SoligAr???
     
  17. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    A few more recent auction finds for the collection:

    "Comes with waste level finder"

    "Miranda Sensorex 35mm Single Lens Reflex Rangefinder camera"

    "Steinheil Munched lens"

    "Wide anel MF lens" o_O
     

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