What camera(s) are you using this weekend?

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Mike Gammill, May 26, 2017.

  1. Nice set, Rick. All that's missing is the ever ready camera case and the original box. Now that I search my memory I believe that my family's camera shop did have one of the tele/wide sets in stock. I never got around to trying it out, though. The last Electro 35 GSN we sold went to an uncle of mine in nearby Starkville who was a retired professor and researcher from Mississippi State University. He had a steady hand so he took available light photos and never invested in a flash. His wife (my aunt) still has the camera, but at age 95 she doesn't take photos.
  2. I've been busy cleaning and calibrating a FED-35 28mm f/4.5 for someone so haven't really had time to go out and shoot properly last weekend.
    Managed to get one shot of my nephew with that Kiev-88 that's still loaded with the same roll from last month.

    Picked up another 35mm bulkloader and 50' of Rollei Retro 80S that I'm aching to play with.

    Unfortunately the weather is keeping me holed up insided for now. If I do get to play around with a camera it'll be the Kiev-88 and maybe a Barnack like the Leotax or the Nicca.
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  3. Hello Rick
    I tried the Rollei Retro 80s in Rollei Supergrain and I like the results, but watch the highlights
    Shot with my IIIg

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    Once that Konica Auto S2 is sorted, you'll love that camera. Superb lens, and the best parallax compensated view/rangefinder you'll see on a camera not a Leica M2 or M3. I say this as a Leica and Contax fanatic. I have a Kodak Retina IIa on it's way to me, hope to run a roll of Fujicolor Superia 400 through it after exercising the shutter. Schneider Xenon, here I come.
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  5. Nice lens the Xenon, this is my first use of it in a Retina 111c

    Rural "Covid" Art
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  6. I've just secured a 35mm f/3.5 lens for the beautiful Leidolf Lordomat C35 at an affordable price, and I'm looking forward to trying it out this weekend. If the rain stops...

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  7. Contaflex super b
  8. Got my very last roll of Kodak Double-X in a Yashica Lynx-1000.


    Serviced these two recently, The Minister-D had a sticky shutter and the foam seals in the Lynx had disintegrated and gotten into everything.
  9. Just before Christmas I found this early 60's Nikkor-P Auto 10.5cm at my local camera shop - in the original plastic hard-case.
    I already own the Nikkor 105/2.5 Ai and don't really need another short tele, but curiosity got the better of me.
    The Nikkor-P 10.5cm 1:2.5 is a different optical design (Sonnar derived) from the later 105mm 1:2.5 (Xenotar derived).
    The design changed during the Nikkor-P production around 1970. The easiest way to tell the two designs apart is to look at the rear element (the Sonnar is smaller). Some say that all silver nosed Nikkor-P 10.5cm are Sonnar - it corresponds with my observations but I don't know for certain.
    The weather is great and I can try the new lens out with some Kentmere 100 film for a change.
  10. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    Have switched over to black & white for the winter, and since I don't do much macro photography this time of year will be bringing along a rangefinder, the Kiev 4AM with Jupiter-8M, loaded with Agfa APX 100. I only have the standard lens for this camera anyway.

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  11. Going to try a couple of rolls with a long-stored Exakta VX IIb and her lenses.


    Good exercise for the left hand.

  12. Good Idea and great choice.. This might be my rig?? ;) Have Fun
  13. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    On walks I've come to like the simplicity of just using a standard lens, especially with this camera as the bayonet mount is fiddly to use.

    A shoe-mounted meter also works well with this setup, though I no longer have one.
  14. I've made a resolution to try and use Medium Format more in 2022. Constant use of 35mm cameras makes me lazy and I'm diving in the deep end today with this Mamiya 645 1000s fitted with the Mamiya Zoom ULD C 105-210mm f/4 lens. It's not a lens I've used very often and I've never used it with the Tele-Plus, as that would probably take me into tripod territory, a land I rarely visit.

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  15. Nice outfit, Rick. Using more medium format is a good resolution indeed. I will have to do more of that too during the new year. I have a lot of cold-stored 120 black & white and some Portra in both 120 and 220.

  16. Like above.... this could be my rig... I have the Tessar and the Flektogon..my long lens is a 120mm Biometar..I can't quite read the lens type on your Zebra lens here. HAve Fun!!
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  17. You have a nice set, Chuck! The lens mounted in this VXIib is a Pancolar 50/2, the long Zebra one on the right is a Sonnar 135/4, and the lens on the left is a Flektogon 35/2.8, which I like a lot. I believe that I also have a Tessar somewhere, along with 28mm and 100mm third-party lenses.
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  18. Keeping things simple this week with a camera that fits a jacket pocket and has shutter priority as well as full manual.
    I have HP5+ (instead of the FP4+ pictured) loaded in this one.
  19. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    Over the holidays, I restored a Konica FT-1 Motor. They are nice SLRs but many are no longer functional and as such can be found for cheap. This one was in nice cosmetic shape but the shutter release and self-timer didn't work, and the meter was 3 stops off.

    The issue is that the camera's flexible printed circuit (FPC) connectors attach to the circuit boards by clamps padded with a rubberized material, which over 35+ years can deteriorate into a sticky mess. Fortunately, a Flickr user has done a good tutorial on the subject. After cleaning the four connectors and replacing the padding with strips of non-adhesive silicone tape, the camera now works as it should and even the meter is accurate again. Hope to have some test photos soon.

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  20. My most recent purchase from KEH. A nice light compact walk around lens. p307.jpg

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