Zeiss Tenax Automatic Presentation

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by tonight, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. I thought it was time I contributed some images to this forum. Please check out this presentation on the Zeiss Tenax Automatic.
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  2. Chris, mighty fine work, and I like your sense of humor (photo caption for the last shot).

    Damn, now I have to buy one of these.
     
  3. That sure is a beautiful locomotive. What great images of a classic F unit. Hehe... classic trains shot with classic cameras.
     
  4. Chris,

    These are all very careful compositions, and the camera has the kind of finish to make us all drool. Thanks for sharing, I hope to see more.

    Dennis
     
  5. Great Pictures. Now you made me dust off the Zeiss Ikon Contessa that has been sitting on he shelf for a year. Maybe I will go to the Bardge yard down on the river and also do some old tech shots.
     
  6. Great job!
     
  7. Very nice!
     
  8. That's a good lesson in working with what you've got.
     
  9. Proof that Size does not matter it is the speed. *weg*
     
  10. Excellent series!
     
  11. I must congratulate you on your steadiness of hand. I have a bunch of oldies that only have one reliable shutter speed. Usually around 1/30. I don't find it very hard to work around that. All one needs are a couple of filters to attain a couple of faster speeds. Unfortunately, I can't hold still, so I need to use a tripod. Filters will give shorter exposures but they can't stop motion. Especially when I wobble around like an old drunk.
     
  12. Thanks to all for your generous comments. I have several other cameras that I need to take out and shoot, including a few that are in the mail as we speak. Like the Tenax, most have limitations that keep them from being pressed into regular service (i.e. slow shutters, fungus, pinholes, obsolete film type, etc.) This forum inspires me to take them off the shelf and give them a try anyway. A fine example is Gene M's recent posting of his results from a Snagston Crappy Diana clone. Crappy Camera, beautiful pictures... That should be in Gene's epitaph.
     
  13. Glenn,
    In your drunken stupor, you discovered a filter that increases light to give faster shutter speeds. I'll take two of whatever you're having...
     

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