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A Shot from my Super Ikonta 533/16......
Old 09-29-2015   #41
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A Shot from my Super Ikonta 533/16......

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Old 10-02-2015   #42
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Perkeo II comapared to IIIc

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Old 10-05-2015   #43
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If only I could get the back open...
Hi Mike, if you're serious, this might help - http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x...essa%2046.html - see last picture at bottom of page.

You need to rotate the plate on the base to this position before the back will open.

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Old 10-10-2015   #44
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Old 10-10-2015   #45
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Macro shot of my Moskva-2 folder camera. Taken with an Olympus OM2n and Zuiko 50mm F3.5 macro lens, SVEMA 125 film.

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Old 10-11-2015   #46
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I never say no when the price is right. Add to that that it is a 4.5x6 pocketable shooter and me happier than ever. Cannot wait to see what that Anastigmat 75mm 4.5 means on film.



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Old 10-11-2015   #47
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Nikos72, I think the Novar was a three-element lens. As I recall, Zeiss made several 3-E lenses: Triotar, Novar, Pantar, and possibly others. I have no idea what the differences were between these lenses, however.

Who knows? Maybe this one will produce images comparable to those from your Yashica 635.

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Old 10-12-2015   #48
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Hi Murray,
I am reading that the Novar Anastigmat lenses produce relatively soft images. However I could not find one with that swirly background of those of the Yashikors I assume that by the uncoated look of the Anastigmat the contrast will be lower.
(I should had kept that 635!)
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Nikos, I'm not sure, but I think the Yashikor is a Triotar-type lens. Early Rolleicords, for example, had Triotars.

The Triotar may well have been Zeiss's top three-element lens. It kind of resembles the Tessar in that its rear element looks like a simplified version of the rear cemented doublet in the Tessar. This is also the case with the Yashikor.

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Old 10-12-2015   #50
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Next weekend I will have the chance to try it out. Even if it is not a 635, it feels nice and compact. My only complain is the distance guessing that I am not good at, but for the first time I will try it along with an SLR camera in my bag.

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It swirls! I guess you are right, apart from the coatings it must be the same.
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Old 10-12-2015   #51
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Hi Nikos, that's my picture
It was shot with the f3.5 version of the Novar wide open (at minimum focus of 90cm).
Sure, Novars are not Tessars, but they aren't soft lenses (when clean und well adjusted). Yes, they swirl when shot wide open at near & medium distances (I think every triplet does)
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Thanks Filzkoeter, Great shot!
I just can't wait trying it. The Novar 4.5 looks clean. Before adding film I have tested the accuracy of focus at infinity with a frosted glass at the back and it seems o.k. I guess that it means that closer focus is o.k. too.
I know though one triplet lens that doesn't swirl, the trioplan 100 f/2.8 the bubble lens
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Early Kodak Monitor that will take clipped 120 rolls...





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Side-By-Side Zenobia-Ikomat 1 by P F McFarland, on Flickr


Ansco Speedex 4.5 by P F McFarland, on Flickr

Zeiss Nettar after fixing the shutter, and cleaning out the viewfinder.


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Need to get one of my Mess Ikonta posted someday.

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My newly-acquired, and very well-used, Super Ikonta C 530/2 (lens dates to 1933).

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Old 10-25-2015   #57
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Old 11-02-2015   #58
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Here are some Super Ikontas. Note that is a "D" series in the back, larger than a C.
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Moskva-2 (top), Moskva-5 (bottom)

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Old 11-07-2015   #61
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I have a few in my collection

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Taken with Moskva-5, APX 400 film in 120 format, Developed in Ilfosol-3

Excellent image quality, I'm quite happy with the huge 6x9 negatives!

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Wow, these are seriously cool.


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My Mamiya-Six
  • ca. 1955-1958 (model IVB, I think)
  • Olympus D. Zuiko FC 75/3.5 in Seikosha Rapid shutter (four element Tessar type)

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My Ensign 220 Auto-Range. Coupled rangefinder takes 120 (not 220) film for 6x6 or 6x4.5 frames.


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Old 01-28-2016   #68
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I picked this up last night, a Certo Dolly Super Sport from 1937:
Certo Dolly Super Sport by John Rodriguez, on Flickr
It has no flash sync or coating because of its age, but it has a coupled rangefinder, unit-focus Tessar 75mm/f2.8, facilities for 645 or 6x6 or even plates, and a top shutter speed of 1/400. It also has a film in it so will see if it yields anything.

I am really after a folder with a combined RF and VF (and X-sync) such as a Mamiya 6 or Super Ikonta, but just figuring it all out. I also have a Mess Ikonta but the uncoupled RF and the separate VF (which has a very different view to the RF window so not much use for composition) mean it's slow to use so I miss shots.

Re. the comments above about Novar triplets, my Ikonta has this (75mm f3.5) and it's pretty sharp, with reasonable to good corners, even in colour, and seems to tolerate wide apertures pretty well. I'm sure the Tessar is a better lens but not by such a long way as you might think.
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Agfa Automatic 66

This is an Agfa Automatic 66. Built in 1956, it's the first aperture priority camera ever made. The crazy thing is, it uses a selenium meter (no battery) that controls the shutter speeds automatically via pneumatic tubes that run down from the meter to the shutter. This camera is still fully functional and the selenium meter is still very very sensitive. It's only issue is the unit focus helical is a bit too stiff and needs cleaning and re-lubing.

Unfortunately, this isn't my camera. I've just been inspecting it for the owner. Quite a rare privilege.
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A Cinderella camera
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A Cinderella camera

Saw this on ebay (identified as "Zeiss Ikon 35mm camera"!), knew what it really was and decided it might make an interesting cleaning experience.
As you can see, it cleaned up nicely. All but one leather panel is now in good condition, bellows appears intact, shutter works at all speeds, rangefinder is dim but accurate, and lens has only a slight age-coating on front. Will try film next.
Super Ikonta A (530, type two). 2 1/4 X 1 3/4 on 120 film.
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Ercona II, the slow speeds are not reliable and the 6x6 mask is missing.

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Super Ikonta IV, picked it up on Saturday, complete with case and hood. All there and working, but shutter is too sticky and the rings are too stiff so needs some cleaning.
Zeiss Ikon 534/16 Super Ikonta IV by John Rodriguez, on Flickr
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Kodak Tourist I, with 105mm f6.3 Anaston lens. Not exactly 120; it's 620, but I just respool the film.
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Show off your 120
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