Picked up this little toy box camera at a flea market yesterday. It is a promotional item for Graf cheese in France.
It is actually a rebadged FEX/Indo Super-Boy manufactured in 1955. It runs 127 film.
An yesterday I received the clamp attachement for mounting the Graflex slave flash for my Speed Graphic camera set.
Still looking for some of the original wiring to hook it all up. (Mainly the cable to link the flash synchronizer to the shutter actuation solenoid).
The Leotax F is slightly bigger, and somewhat heavier than my Leica IIIg roughly from the same period. Presumably to create a bit of room for the flash synchronisation.
The camera certainly feels very solidly built and operation feels and sounds as smooth as the IIIg.
The shutter curtains...
Zeiss Ikon Kolibri (523/18)
Freshly cleaned lens and focusing helical, some oxidation removal, viewfinder fine-tuned.
Leatherette needs to be reglued in some spots and it can use a bit of polish.
Will be feeding it some 127 format Rerapan 100, soon-ish.
Good times at a flea market last weekend. It wasn't a good weekend for my wallet ;)
Zeiss Ikon Box-Tengor type 54 ( 6x4.5cm )
Zeiss Ikon Kolibri type 523/18 ( 3x4cm ) with hard case, proxar and yellow filter.
A Heavy-duty Velbon tripod.
Olympus Trip 35 (for a whole Euro! Aperture needed...
A fellow shutterbug came round yesterday, bearing gifts (well, bribes for some CLAs/Repairs)
- Braun Super Paxette
- Kiev-88 magazine
- Vega-12b lens for Kiev-88
- Kiev-4 ...something with Jupiter-8 lens
- Exakta Varex
- Pre-war and Post-war 135mm Sonnars in Contax mount
- Some sort of M42...
Okay, will try to remember not to post playlist in the future.
I've been listening to some dark country stuff recently. Mostly from the Dead Country Radio Show;
Hoping an unparsed soundtrack does show up:
Bought part of a film stash from a friend who's cutting back on his film photography;
Some Fomapan 100, some Ilford HP5+ and PAN F.
Picked up this Welta Weltax last sunday at a flea market;
Stela with Anastigmat-Erisar shutter/lens combo, uncommon, but not particularly special.
The camera is...
First post-lockdown weekend flea markets visited last weekend;
Picked up this Yashica Minister-D. It had a really nasty dent in the filter ring and the battery compartment was corroded pretty badly.
After some TLC and a fresh battery all appears to be in working order.
I ran out of 120 film. Ordered a some 10 rolls of Fomapan 100 and 200 (and a bit of Agfa APX 100 in 135/36)
As there was a 10-20 day waiting list for the standard Fomapan 100 Classic, I sprung for the Limited Edition boxes instead. :whistling:
After a couple of days of 30 degrees Celsius and storm clouds in the evenings, it's come down quite a bit this last week, with temperatures maxing out at a comfortable 20C. Bit more wind and rain.
We had one hefty storm leaving six people injured a few days ago. :(
When it's dry it's good...
Was given an Eumig projector, a Bell&Howell 8mm camera, tripod, microphone and a projection screen..... great more, merchandise for the next Photographica Fair.
Bonus was an old binder holding a collection of "Catholic Illustrated" periodicals from 1914-1915.
The Speed Graphic arrived last week. Plugging some pinholes in the bellows, but apart from that it's fine!
400' magazine for the Bell&Howell 71 Eyemo camera.
Graflex Side Flash with 5" reflector to add to the outfit kit. Still need the clamp.
Arrived yesterday. A 1943-dated Graflex 'Anniversary' Speed Graphic 4x5 with a 1945-date Kodak 127mm f/4.7 Ektar lens used by the US Army Signal Photo Companies in World War 2
The leaf shutter and lens are okay. Curtain of the focal plane shutter looks okay, but the shutter is a little sluggish...
Hougton-Butcher Popular Pressman, Quarter Plate SLR from the 1930s.
Featuring a 7" f/3.4 Aldis-Butcher Anastigmat lens.
Shutter curtain replaced, new focussing hood fabricated....needs a bit more polish, but ready to go.
.....if I can ever find the proper plate/film holders for it.....