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Show us your film cameras...

Discussion in 'photo' started by gavreid, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Paulicus

    Paulicus pfm Member

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  2. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Here's my olympus OM 'collection' - I tried to take it in the style of the old pictures in the manuals :)

    OM1n (right), OM2n (left), OM10 with 28mm/f3.5 & manual adaptor, 50mm/1.4, 85mm/f2 (the silver face), 200mm/f4, 80mm/f4 1:1 macro & 2x closeup lens, Auto bellows & double cable release, Telescopic Auto Tube 65-116, T32, T20 flash heads & bounce grip...

    [​IMG]_DSF2150.jpg by Gavin Reid, on Flickr
     
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  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I love the OM1n, a superbly elegant bit of form dictated by function. I bought one new in 1981 and kind of regret selling it even though I don’t go near film these days. I had the 50mm f1.8 and the rather slow 135mm (f3.5 IIRC).
     
  4. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Yes you can't go wrong with the OM1n, it's a beautiful camera. Small and light and a true design classic. Saying that, the 2n is great too, and a bit more automated, it's hard to choose. The 135/3.5 is a nice lens (so too the 200/4), and a bit of a steal these days.
     
  5. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Ernemann Bob folding camera from the early 1920s:

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    Everything still works but the bellows leaks. I last ran film through it in 1973.

    The shabby chair is of similar vintage, and seemed appropriate since it's my grandmother's chair, and my aunt's (her sister's) camera. Chair is in storage awaiting the reupholsterer.
     
  6. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    You've got to get that working again Yank, the bellows can be repaired easily enough.
     
  7. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Then I'd have to worry about getting film. It uses 116 roll film, which hasn't been available for a number of decades. Even back in 1973, I could only get color film at Christmastime, and Verichrome Pan B&W was only available sporadically. It's got a nice size negative though - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, so contact prints were big enough to view.

    Ernemann were one of the camera makers that merged to become Zeiss-Ikon. The famous Zeiss-Ikon Tower in Dresden was originally the Ernemann Tower. But the Bob folding camera was not one of their historically significant models.
     
  8. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Here's my last for now. Yashica Mat 124G, in its mint leather case (it even came with the box and manual). Not sure it had more than a roll or two through it before I got it...

    [​IMG]_DSF2184.jpg by Gavin Reid, on Flickr
     
  9. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    There's a company in the UK that makes up bellows to order at a reasonable price. You unmount the old ones, send them off, and you get new ones back. Can't remember their name, something with "bellows" in them.
     
  10. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Sorry, just read about the film size problem!
     
  11. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    It might be possible to make 120 film work with a bit of know how...
     
  12. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    You can roll your own with Kodak 65mm bulk film. There are tutorials out there.
     

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