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Old Nov 7, 2011, 6:36 PM   #11
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An impressive collection! Be sure to post some (scanned) photos taken with some when you get the chance.
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 7:40 PM   #12
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My first real camera was when I was about 12 years old and my dad bought me a used Voigtlander Vitomatic II at a camera store in Hollywood (California) -- the spitting image of what you have! -- for $35.

I still have a couple of contact sheets of black and white photos taken with that camera. I just dug those out and found one of me taking a picture with that camera in a mirror. I scanned it in quickly and am providing it here just for fun. This would have been around 1962.

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Old Nov 8, 2011, 1:24 PM   #13
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Big Dawg,

I know exactly what you mean on all counts. BTW...admirable collection you have both in film cameras and lenses.

I still have all my film cameras. They are lovely to use, although I admit I really don't use them much, if at all.

But as you say, the quality, the metal parts, how they 'click' mechanically into their settings are all thing I enjoy.

A partial listing of my old warriors include:

  • '30's (I think) Zeiss- Ikon Super Ikonta B - medium format
  • Mamiya Twin Lens Reflex 220 Pro F...with three Mamiya-Sekor Lenses...all leaf shuttered
  • Yashicamat TLR- medium format
  • '68 Pentax S1a SLR
  • '74 Pentax ES 11 SLR
  • '52 Leica 11f - Rangefinder with 50mm Elmar F 3.5 collapsible lens- this is a wonderful camera to use..so precise, very heavy duty, a delight to just look at....
  • Petri 35 mm SLR with some old Petri mount lenses..wonder how many are familiar with this old name ?
There's more but I've run out of gas for now.....

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High quality collection there my friend. I have 3 more coming soon. All different brands and not the common run of the mill. I like the oddballs and the ones that did not have a long run.
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 1:27 PM   #14
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Awesome collection Dawg!

Really like the Pentax MF camera, been eyeing up one of those for a while now.
Get the K1000. Inexpensive to buy or repair. All your lenses will fit it but the DA's may not cover the image circle entirely.
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An impressive collection! Be sure to post some (scanned) photos taken with some when you get the chance.
I've some scanned right now but they do not do the prints justice. I need a little more time to get used to my Epson V500 scanner before I post any.
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My first real camera was when I was about 12 years old and my dad bought me a used Voigtlander Vitomatic II at a camera store in Hollywood (California) -- the spitting image of what you have! -- for $35.

I still have a couple of contact sheets of black and white photos taken with that camera. I just dug those out and found one of me taking a picture with that camera in a mirror. I scanned it in quickly and am providing it here just for fun. This would have been around 1962.

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I got mine for $40.00 plus shipping but they regularly go for $140+ these days in EX++ condition. You should get one and give it a try for old times sake.
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Wow! Do they all work? I really need to show this to my husband since he commented today on my having the K100, K20 and now K5. He wants me to sell two of them.

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tell him you need a back-up camera in case something goes wrong with one of them.
All good pros have a back-up camera...

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High quality collection there my friend. I have 3 more coming soon. All different brands and not the common run of the mill. I like the oddballs and the ones that did not have a long run.
Thanks Dawg. Like you, I also like the history of cameras.

What new cameras do you have coming to your collection ?

BTW, a book series on the older cameras that are ripe for collecting are the books written by Jason Schneider. They were written a number of years ago and maybe out of print (I don't know) but I found them fascinating.

I think there are three books in the series and they are available on the used book market.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&...XTMLaQ&cad=rja




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Get the K1000. Inexpensive to buy or repair. All your lenses will fit it but the DA's may not cover the image circle entirely.
I cut my teeth on a K1000! still got it and treat it like my first born child, Can't afford a DA lens though...

If you are looking for a particular camera, let me know and if I have it, it's yours. I have a lot of old Kodak/Ensign/Zeiss Ikon camera's that are just sat around in boxes.
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My goodness that's a sexy collection .. many of them look absolutely pristine. What is the lens on the 645 ?
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