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Mr_Flibble

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Clarus MS-35
 

ErichH

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Federal of Brooklyn 8 mm Enlarging Camera
Model 8-A

Federal Manufacturing and Engineering Corporation was a company based in Brooklyn, New York, US. The company's original name was Federal Stamping and Engineering Corp. They are mostly known for manufacturing photographic enlargers.

Federal of Brooklyn 8 mm Enlarging Camera Model 8-A is a camera for making photos of 8 mm cinefilm frames on 127 type roll film.
They also marketed a 16 mm model, logically named Model 16-A.

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The light source used is an E12 socket bulb. Power not shown. Voltage shown is 260 V.

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The image frame size is 4x6.5 cm.

The shutter mechanism has 2 fixed positions. Closed and Open, with no timing mechanisms.

To the right (sticking out) the spring wound stick to operate the shutter.

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Production year 1949.
 

Mr_Flibble

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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 f/3.5 Tele-Xenar, also marked "Luftwaffen-Eigentum"

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These cameras were installed in the left wing of Focke-Wulf FW-190 and Messerschmit BF-109 fighters and were activated by a solenoid connected to the trigger mechanism.
They were (theoretically) capable of taking 5 photos per second.

After the war Berning offered a service to rebuild these to civilian specifications, replacing the top cover to add the viewfinder and angle finder .
 

Mr_Flibble

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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 loading single sheets to try and use it.
 

ErichH

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The Little Gang:​

Pentax-110 f:2.8/18 mm, Pentax-110 f:2.8/24 mm, Pentax-110 f:2.8/50 mm with ringleader: Pentax Q, two CS-mount, body cap adapted accomplices: f:1.2/2.8 mm and f:1.2/8 mm, and a set of extension rings.

Also in the pictures: some aperture discs.

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The system in one case, containing all of the above, mini tripod, one more lens (not pictured) and an extra battery.

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Beat that for size 😁

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot. There's also an IR remote in the bag.

Focal lengths (35 mm equivalent) ranging from 16 mm to 280 mm with the Q crop factor of 5.6x.
 
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