No problem, Miguel. I'm glad they stirred some nostalgia for you.
Here is a the final version of the Contax I, the Version 7 if you're going by Kuc's classification system
This one is still in need of some TLC.
I have a few Contax II/III and IIa Cameras,
They deserve to have some new...
Freshly resurrected Bell & Howell Filmo 70-D (With parts from a 70-HR)
Body has been repainted to match the original military film door, turning this into a Korean War-Era "US Army Signal Corps PH-430-B Motion Picture Camera"
Still debating on how to attach the reproduction nomenclature...
US Army Signal Corps "PH-330-G" (Bell&Howell 71-Q Eyemo)
Now sporting a Wollensak 6" f/4.5 Telephoto lens, marked with a Signal Corps acceptance stamp
Another part of the set that'll probably never be completed.
Waaske took his design to another company who weren't interested, before he came to Rollei as I recall.
"Amateur" gear p0rn is still pretty good gear p0rn. ;)
Lubitel 2 ("Amateur 2") for Western market
Stretching the limits a bit with this shot from the Scale Model Challenge 2017 :biggrin:
Leica M-E, 90mm f/4 Elmar.
Dakota and Spitfire - 75th Anniversary of Market Garden 1944-2019
Leica IIIc, 5cm f/2 Summitar, Fomapan 100
Cine-Kodak Special 16mm - marked with US Army Signal Corps acceptance stamps.
The Signal Photographic Companies brought these with them during the invasion of North Africa.
They quickly found the camera was not robust enough for a harsh military life and it was replaced with the B&H Eyemo 35mm...
And focus free! Wow ;)
Every time the manufacturers of these things got sued for copying a well-known brandname they just changed it to something else. :D
Continuing the 'pr0n' trend.... Here's an orgy of Leicas ;)
On a bed?! How very vanilla for p0rn ;)
How about on a table?
K.W. Pilot-Super with 10.5cm f/4.5 Anastigmat.
(Photographed with a Kodak (Folmer&Schwing) Auto Graflex RB from around 1914 with a 1916 Ross Xpress lens)
And they're actually quite capable cameras, once you get used to the winding/cocking mechanism :)
They do seem prone to getting dented though.
Another one from the collection;
Bell & Howell Eyemo 71-Z 35mm camera. Used by the USAAF as the A-4 Bombspotting camera.
with a B&H 10" f/4.5 Eymax...
Simmon Brothers Combat Camera, less than 250 made between late 1944 and the end of World War 2.
Used by US Army Signal Photographic Companies, who thought it was good but too heavy for the film size.
Unfortunately it uses the obsolete 2x3 film packs and I haven't found an alternative beyond...
Berning Robot II, Luftwaffen-Eigentum ... World War 2 German airforce gun camera.
The camera body was a G.I. bring-back trophy and given to me for free a few years back. I had it restored by Robot-Kameradienst.de (shortly before they stopped servicing cameras)
The lens I added myself is a 7.5cm...