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Kenzie 05-03-15 08:09 PM

Vintage film cameras
Having used the Duaflex 620 camera I have decided I want to try some more vintage film cameras. I have just bought this:

But my next target is this :
Pretty much a Leica clone

With this also in the pipe:

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BanannaMan 06-03-15 03:05 AM

Re: Vintage film cameras
Still have my old AE-1 from back in the day but haven't used it in ages.

Kenzie 06-03-15 06:55 AM

Re: Vintage film cameras
Dust it off and run a film through it.

johnnyrod 06-03-15 10:05 AM

Re: Vintage film cameras
I was thinking about you and your Duaflex the other day, I've just bought a Zeiss Ikon Mess Ikonta 524/16, it's a 120 rollfilm 6x6 camera with uncoupled rangefinder. Just put a film in it but not taken a single picture yet. I'm checking one of my other cameras against the Pocket Light Meter app (which I can only run on an ipad so a bit cumbersome) then use that as an exposure meter.

I saw one person once, many years ago, with the same Pentax 110, it's a nice idea but the film is tiny, and the Zorki is also fairly compact so the Pentax is a bit of a dead-end IMHO. If you fancy SLR then there are loads of good 35mm ones on gumtree near you for around 30 or less. I've got a couple of Pentax SLRs (might have already said), a Super A and a MX, any of the -X ones are great, though some people seem to think they're worth a LOT of money.

Actually, look on gumtree right now, there are two Zorki 4s in your neck of the woods (sort of) for next to nothing. As my wife (rightly) laughed at me for wanting to buy another camera in the mess Ikonta, I really must stop looking at any more ads and just use the ones I've got!

Kenzie 06-03-15 12:42 PM

Vintage film cameras
My new toy has arrived!

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johnnyrod 06-03-15 12:56 PM

Re: Vintage film cameras
Have fun! I don't know about the metal tube type but with 6x9 (and probably 6x6 too) bellows-type folding cameras it's good practice to pop the lens out before winding on, as the suction of the bellows extending can pull on the film and bring it forward of the focal plane.

If you find any light leaks around the tube in its extended position you can just put a hair bobble on the tube and slide it back against the body when the lens is extended.

Kenzie 08-03-15 09:51 PM

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Just won a Pentax 110 on eBay. It's just for the fun of such a small slr. Will run films through the Koroll and Pentax before I start hunting for another film camera. May get a 35mm slr, most likely a Nikon em or similar.

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johnnyrod 09-03-15 09:50 AM

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My daughter's godfather was over at the weekend, I think he has a hankering for some film. He's got a couple of digi cameras but that's about it, I was thinking of helping him find something to get him started. Maybe a rangefinder or SLR but with metering that isn't too hard to use as he'll have no idea what to set anything to. Any suggestions? Maybe a Vito CLR, or Yashica Electro 35, or for SLR maybe Pentax LX or Olympus OM10?

Kenzie 09-03-15 12:38 PM

Re: Vintage film cameras
I think the OM10 is a good starter or the Pentax K1000. I had an om10 at one point,may buy another.

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keith_d 09-03-15 01:58 PM

Re: Vintage film cameras
If you're looking for an old fashioned film SLR, I'd suggest the Nikon FE2. I still have mine and it's just nice to use. If you're willing to wait there have been some real bargains on Ebay. Manual focus AIS lenses are quite affordable too, or you could use more modern glass (except for the 'G' lenses) on it.

Just my thoughts,


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