W/NW 2021 Pic-O'-The-Week #20

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by allancobb, May 20, 2021.

  1. Welcome to Week 20 of the Leica and Rangefinders W/NW Thread. Here are the multiple levels at the Mall of America, Bloomington Minnesota.

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    M8, 35mm f/2.5 Voigtlander Color-Skopar PII
     
  2. Not much shooting the last few weeks, so for this week my contributions are from the archives. ...
    Leica M-P 240
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    Zeiss 50mm Planar f/2 ZM

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    50mm Asph Summilux

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    Zeiss 25mm Biogon f/2.8 ZM
     
  3. Stand to attention, eyes forward, wings down.....

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  4. That's brilliant. Can't beat that. Well done. Regards, Arthur (apiarist1)
     
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  5. Where is this, viktor gruber?
    That is brilliant. Poetry in motion, without the motion. And such a great tonal range. it needs framing. Regards, Arthur (apiarist1).
     
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  6. So, my second tranche of Jenolan Caves:

    It was a stately guest house, no TV, no microwave oven, just early 19th Century accommodation. Each floor (there were three) had a couple of lounge areas - all period pieces. Here is one, the floor we were on:

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    And billiard rooms, etc. A trip to Bountiful. So the necessary stalagmites and stalagtites. My spouse gave me this aphorism: stalagnites, hold on tite, less you fall. Stalagmites, grow up mighty, from the ground.

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    And finally, the exceptionally helpful 'waitress' at the dining room:

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    All with my monochrom, this time with a 50mm summicron, with poor focus from me. Keep safe, keep well. These are the years of the plague. Regards, Arthur (apiarist1 - though the bees have now gone)
     
  7. This is Legion of Honor, San Francisco
     
  8. De feet. M7 Summicron 35.

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  9. Screen shot of Clarus manual, actually shot with a Clarus MS-35
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    Clarus MS-35, Ilford XP2
     
  10. JDMvW how many interesting "classic" cameras do you have? Do you work on them yourself? What year was this one made? reminds me of cross between a Contax and Retina in some weird way.
     
  11. Well, I haven't updated the spreadsheet in a long time, but as of my last update about 130 cameras, 150+ lenses, and lots of other crap.
    My repair skills are minimal compared to some here, but I have managed to get the majority working-- at least for a few frames.

    I still have series in the works about Arguses (Argii?), an East German AF lens, an early Pentax AF, and others. External conditions have delayed these.

    On the Clarus
    Clarus MS-35: A couple of pictures
    Clarus MS-35: The Camera
     
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  12. Thanks and that's impressive. There be cameras!
     
  13. Was going to ask the same question. Bravo JDMvW
     
  14. Bravo to you. And I would venture a query whether the plural is Argii; argus is possibly greek, maybe not, I don't know. Maybe 'argus' is the latinised version of 'argos' (masculine, first declension), the plural, I expect, in the nominative case, would possibly be 'argoi'. Latin always eluded me: 'paro paras parat, the cat sat on the mat'. Argus has a long lineage, the beast with a thousand eyes. Regards, Arthur (apiarist1)
     
  15. Bravo to you. And I would venture a query whether the plural is Argii; argus is possibly greek, but possibly a latinised version of 'argos' (masculine, first declension), the plural, I expect, in the nominative case, would possibly be 'argoi'. The beast with a thousand eyes. Long time since I've done latin: 'paro paras parat, the cat sat on the mat'. Bravo
     
  16. According to Wiki the camera was named after the Greek diety "Argus" (all seeing or god of a thousand eyes). It states the plural is Arguses.
     
  17. Arthur, has your area been plagued by the mice explosion in Oz?
     
  18. You say Arguses, I say Argii, let's call the whole thing off.

    The 'plural' Argi was only an in-joke among people who were demented or injured enough to acquire such things. Like Octupi, it started as a 'funnin' ya' and turned into an commonly used term..
     

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