- Jun 11, 2020
Yes you are (horrible )!!We're all horrible bunch of enablers, ErichH. Either here or on pages like the Vintage Camera Collectors Group on Facebook
I'm still waiting on a 2x3 Auto Graflex R.B. at the moment.
And there's a No.1 Crown Tripod in the works.
Right now I'm looking for an Agfa Isoly, the first model, with the shutter release on the right side of the lens (when holding the camera). Didn't think it would be this hard to find, but the Isolys I seem to find are all of the later model, with a decent case, instead of the extremely unattractive plastic case of the first model, and the shutter release on the top of the camera. And they all seem to have a missing aluminium cover plate that should be on top of the finder.
Many Agfa models of entry level medium format (120 film) cameras at the time had this type finder, and today most of the covering plates obviously have gone missing. I've got an Isoly Junior (notice the difference?) which has this defect.
That one I'm going to make a top plate for myself, though.
And why, in the name of heaven, do I want this crappy camera? Because one like it was my first own camera! Got it from my parents, Mr and Mrs Flintstone, at the dawn of time.
My second camera was the Zenit 3M with the Helios-44. What a marvel of technology, in comparison! Bought that, fittingly enough, second hand, for my own money.
At the beginning of recorded history, there was apparently no legislation in place that banned child labour.
My dream camera at the time was, obviously, the Spotmatic. Which I've (over)compensated for in later years.
Well, we'll see how it goes...