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Poster:lazy_clown
Date:2011-11-17 16:52
Subject:Hey Pucky!
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pucky_1
Ising Pucky I


  • made by Ising, Germany, from 1950 to 1954
  • 6x6cm exposures on 120 film
  • lens: Achromat 80mm f/7.7 with aperture settings f/7.7, f/11 и f/16
  • focus: from 5 feet to infinity
  • shutter speeds B и I (~1/30 s.)


Some shots taken with outdated Agfa Portrait 160 >>Collapse )






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Poster:lazy_clown
Date:2011-11-15 12:12
Subject:Black and shiny
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Minolta Autopak 600-X
Minolta Autopak 600-X



more images of the camera and test roll pictures >>Collapse )

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Poster:yukiyoshi
Date:2008-07-06 13:35
Subject:LOMO Lubitel 166 Universal on Sale
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I'm now also selling my LOMO Lubitel 166-U, if anyone wants to take a peek.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=200236751867

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Poster:yukiyoshi
Date:2008-06-22 03:04
Subject:Cameras for Sale
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In case anyone's interested, I'm selling three of my old cameras on eBay.

My Polaroid Colorpack II Land Camera:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=200233543406

My Minolta Hi-Matic 11:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=200233545497

And my gorgeous Yashica-Mat TLR:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=200233546705

So, you know, if you're interested and you want to help me make rent, feel free to take a peek.

Thanks.

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Poster:yukiyoshi
Date:2008-06-20 23:55
Subject:Pentax Program Plus Manual
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Hello!

I picked up a Pentax Program Plus at a garage sale a little while ago, and the film advance lever doesn't film-advance. It clicks forward a bit and then stops. Now, since the Program Plus is an oddity to me in general (I've only done any serious shooting on my K-1000), I don't know if there's some sort of lock or something, or if the camera is actually just busted. So if anyone knows where I can track down the Program Plus' manual, that'd be infinitely helpful.

Thanks.

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Poster:phuphuphnik
Date:2008-02-03 20:48
Subject:Best one yet!!
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Best daguerreotype I have done thus far

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Poster:mritju_loki
Date:2008-01-16 21:58
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My father, 18 years old



Suhumi 79

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Poster:phuphuphnik
Date:2007-12-05 15:49
Subject:Using the c1905 Kodak tank
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Using the developing tank that Kodak came out with in 1905 is pretty easy, though there a couple things that need to be done first.
The old film carrying medium is a nitrocellulose base. As such it has become very brittle with age, and is useless.

Fortunately, Freestyle in Hollywood still has the old film sheaths that were common until the spools came along.

load the film per the instruction booklet and put on the lid.

Now, because the film sheath is about half the size of the original, lets light through and due to the size can wander off of plumb, the next step is best done in the dark.
Pour the developer into the tank, set the spool with the film (oh, the backing does not come off yet!) into the tank and put on the lid. I gave it a couple shakes to get the fluid through the layers of film. Then after the developing time rinse and fix. The end result

Pull the film and paper off the spool, then rinse the film again.
All done!
Hope you enjoyed it.

Having hard time cutting the images The lj-cut isn't working, so I shrank the images. Sorry if it causes headaches.

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Poster:phuphuphnik
Date:2007-12-04 02:19
Subject:My vintage darkroom
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The darkroom is now running, but not quite finished. It is all c1905, and all Kodak. I'm trying to get what an amature photographer would have at the turn of the century. That plus the daguerreotypes will let me settle into a nice photography niche.



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Poster:idrach
Date:2007-11-08 12:46
Subject:Lenses/filters
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I recently got a Praktica Nova 1 B as a gift. Can anyone recommend any places besides Ebay (preferably a physical store) where I can find lenses and filters to fit the camera? I know absolutely nothing at all about this (or how to work parts of the camera- it didn't come with a manual).

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Poster:feraljared
Date:2007-10-17 19:00
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My new toy just arrived from Russia:

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Poster:felishumanus
Date:2007-10-17 10:17
Subject:Box Brownie No 2 Portrait shots
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Hi

I am hoping to soon embark on a 'session' and determine if my purchase actually works!

Part of my plan is to arrange for photos to be taken prior to an evening event, as i would like 'period' pictures of my outfit.

This is going to take place indoors, after sunset and with internal lighting only. (whereas for the rest of the trip i will be taking snapshots outside in the daytime)

I have had a look at a downloadable manual and the guide it gives is for natural lighting.

My question is, with modern film and internal artificial lighting, what sort of exposure should i aim for? Would the artificial lighting be deemed similar to daytime natural lighting in this case? I do hope to have a few shots taken with different settings, but would prefer to go into this with a good idea of what might be needed.

Thanks

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Poster:bemorechill
Date:2007-09-28 09:52
Subject:royal 35le film?
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i found an interesting camera in my grandmother's house yesterday, and i'd like to try using it. the only problem is that i have no idea what i'm doing! it's a royal 35le and it weighs as much as a car.

what kind of film would i use? thanks so much!

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Poster:berriebubblegum
Date:2007-09-24 00:21
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
zenit.x

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Poster:traversant
Date:2007-08-15 19:39
Subject:Zenit-E and loading
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I just got my Zenit-E in the mail today. I have sat down with it for two hours trying to figure out how to load the film and I just can't. I have looked at every online manual I could find and nothing helps.

There is a very thin metal strip on the spool take up but it's not on the side that I could stick the film into.. it faces the other direction (it's on left side). I tried to take some pics I don't know if they're much help but maybe? Does the spooll take up come out? Or what am I doing wrong? Please let me know if you can help!!! This is so frustrating! Thanks!



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Poster:stevopistolero
Date:2007-08-10 20:00
Subject:Why did the Nazis make the best cameras?
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And how does that make you feel?
Discuss.

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Poster:ksusik
Date:2007-08-01 18:12
Subject:Petition deadline is August 3rd!!!!!!
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The Mayor's office in New York City is seeking to instate a new rule that would require permits and proof of insurance for any group of 2 or more persons using a camera in a public area. The regulations would require that anyone using a tripod or shooting in one location for more than 30 minutes (including set-up and break down time) must obtain permits and show proof of insurance of at least 1 million dollars per occurrence. Read more about the new rules here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/news/080107_proposed_permit_rules.shtml

We all need to act now to fight these proposed regulations which will place absurd restrictions on the freedom to photograph in New York City's public spaces.

This affects not only professional photographers but the First Amendment rights of anyone with a camera to spontaneously document what happens on the streets of this city.

Due to pressure from advocacy groups, the Mayor's Office has agreed to extend the period that it will allow public commentary until August 3rd.

Picture New York has initiated an online petition opposing the new rules, which over 12,000 indidivuals have signed so far. The petition is closing on August 3rd. Please take a moment to sign if you have not already done so.

Link to the petition: http://www.pictureny.org/petition/index.php

You can also voice your concerns directly to:

Julianne Cho
Associate Commissioner
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting
1697 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

jcho@film.nyc.gov
ph: 212.489.6710
fax: 212.307.6237

Thanks for your attention and please continue to spread the word about this important matter!


APA - NEW YORK
27 West 20th St., Suite 601 New York, NY 10011
p 212-807-0399 f 212-727-8120 e office@apany.com

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Poster:felishumanus
Date:2007-06-13 10:56
Subject:Box Brownie Question
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Mood: worried

Hi new here.

i have just bought a Box Brownie no 2 model F camera. i have yet to try taking pictures with the camera..it literally just arrived! It should take 120 film, so that is esy enough to get hold of.

Looks like the lens and view finders need a clean, but the worry i have is the shutter.

When i move the lever up or down the shutter opens only breifly and i can't seem to get the lever to stay in the middle that I would have thought was needed for a longer exposure?

Any advice on how it should work? how to fix if it doesn't sound like it is working?

Thanks

Fe

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