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Old Oct 27, 2005, 4:52 PM   #1
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It used to be my grandfather's. I took some photos of it recently with my Konica Minolta Dimage Z5.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 9:41 AM   #2
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What a neat heirloom/museum piece. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 4:30 PM   #3
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They call them folding cameras.

You can still get film/processing for them if you look carefully on the web.

Unfortunately, the lens isn't coated so there's lots of flare and little contrast.

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Old Nov 18, 2005, 5:58 PM   #4
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I have one similiar to it except it is brown. It takes 620 film size.
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Many 620 cameras can take 120 film. The film is identical, but the diameter of the spool is somewhat larger on 120. If not, you can use a changing bag to respool on 620 spools, which are still fairly easy to get.

If you have one, you might want to see if a 120 spool works. Because the negative is so much larger, even fairly simple lenses give good results in many cases.

One of my favorite medium-format cameras is the Voigtlander Perkeo. It uses 120 film, and folded up, it's jacket pocketable, smaller than most quality 35mm cameras.



There are a few Perkeos E's out there with uncoupled rangefinders, but I've never had any trouble focusing. You can pick up a rangefinder to fit in the accessory shoe, if you need it.

And it's kinda fun to use something for which all the solutions are clever mechanical ones. Oh, and they aren't expensive. You can still find them in antique stores or yard sales for$30 -$50.







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