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That`s vintage camera porn. Beautiful old Voigtländer with rangefinder. Great. ;):)
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With the rangefinder and a Weston Master IV meter, it's possible to take some good photographs. I did have my own well-equipped darkroom at home for B&W and colour film developing and printing, but as film and consumables became hard to find, and expensive, I then got someone else to process my stuff, to contacts stage, and then print chosen ones. Now I'm all digital, worse luck.
 
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Have you used 35mm or roll film 120 for that nice looking camera?
That's a stock shot it went the way of all flesh many years ago (unless my hoarder parents still have it somewhere) the film had to be threaded onto a spindle and wound on with the big handle on the side and then wound back into the spool at the end? It's a very long time ago. I was fascinated by the whole looking down into the viewfinder thing and never really tried to use the mirror.



This is a photo of one of the photo's taken with it - I'm the one in the sombrero.

Edited for being stupid
 
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That's a stock shot it went the way of all flesh many years ago (unless my hoarder parents still have it somewhere) the film had to be threaded onto a spindle and wound on with the big handle on the side and then wound back into the spool at the end? It's a very long time ago. I was fascinated by the whole looking down into the viewfinder thing and never really tried to use the mirror.



This is a photo of one of the photo's taken with it - I'm the one in the sombrero.

Edited for being stupid
Square 4x4 or 6x6 format. A real early medium format camera using roll film 120. Nice family shot by the way. Print orange toned by all the past years. ;):)
 

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Good thread -

First camera I used - My dad's Praktica MTLR 3 - East German SLR - I can still hear the sound of the mirror - clunk - it was like a draw-bridge going up and down.

First camera I bought myself - Lubitel 2 - Soviet era 6x6. Super basic but my 12 year-old self loved it.

First cameras used professionally - Olympus OM single digit series. I put hundreds of rolls of film through them. They always worked, the lenses were superb. The metering system in the OM3ti and OM4ti versions is probably the best I have used in any camera I have owned. I still have them all - I couldn't bear to part with them.

cheers - I.
 
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The first camera I owned was bought by myself circa 1 year ago - a Pentax K-S2, in white. It's a lovely camera with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome? o_O) and a pentaprism viewfinder. 18-50mm waterproof stock lens to go with the waterproof camera makes a good coupling. I'm hankering for a prime lens now, however, before my holiday in Belgium in August!
 
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Good thread -

First camera I used - My dad's Praktica MTLR 3 - East German SLR - I can still hear the sound of the mirror - clunk - it was like a draw-bridge going up and down.

First camera I bought myself - Lubitel 2 - Soviet era 6x6. Super basic but my 12 year-old self loved it.

First cameras used professionally - Olympus OM single digit series. I put hundreds of rolls of film through them. They always worked, the lenses were superb. The metering system in the OM3ti and OM4ti versions is probably the best I have used in any camera I have owned. I still have them all - I couldn't bear to part with them.

cheers - I.
In the mid nineties lot of Russian and Polish people came by bus on the weekend to the two big flee markets on Saturday and Sunday in Bremen. A lot of Lubitels came with them. Bought two of this plastic, weight like nothing middle format cameras and made images for fun because they cost only around ten Deutsche Mark each. Not really sharp, plastic lenses with some mistakes but made interesting images. Maybe there is still one somewhere in the packing cases in my cellar. :)
Found this on ebay. :D
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