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Mr_Flibble

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Aug 16, 2013
The Lowlands
Rick



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 plate.... or if I really want to.
 

MiguelATF

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Aug 27, 2013
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
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Contax I (version 5 and version 4) with a CZJ 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar and a CZJ 5cm f/2.8 Tessar.
You've been posting a number of truly lovely and occasionally mouthwatering photographs of some wonderful old gear, Rick - but among many great ones, I find these two Contaxes especially wonderful. Many many decades ago, in the analog era, my father was generous enough to allow me to use both his old Leica (a IIIf) and an old Contax of his (I honestly don't remember which it was, damn!) when I started taking pictures (almost exclusively home-developed Tri-X, way back when) - and though the Contax 1 and CZJ are older than the one I used, they share an elegance of beautiful but simple, and practical, design.

Thanks for posting these!
 

MiguelATF

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Aug 27, 2013
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
I just have to say, Bobby - I love the series of photographs you've been taking - mainly of your X-Pro2, and many with your iPhone - they are, simply, beautiful.

They also remind me again of something I've known for awhile - that Fuji designs cameras that not only really work well for photographers, but are gorgeous designs in and of themselves. In fact, looking at your recent camera portraits has given me a hard-to-resist craving to give in and buy a Fujifilm camera for myself....

Oh! Wait a minute! I forgot: I already did ;) and it's become one of my favorite smaller-stick-in-your-jacket-pocket-and-take-anywhere cameras.

 

Mr_Flibble

Top Veteran
Aug 16, 2013
The Lowlands
Rick
You've been posting a number of truly lovely and occasionally mouthwatering photographs of some wonderful old gear, Rick - but among many great ones, I find these two Contaxes especially wonderful. Many many decades ago, in the analog era, my father was generous enough to allow me to use both his old Leica (a IIIf) and an old Contax of his (I honestly don't remember which it was, damn!) when I started taking pictures (almost exclusively home-developed Tri-X, way back when) - and though the Contax 1 and CZJ are older than the one I used, they share an elegance of beautiful but simple, and practical, design.

Thanks for posting these!
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 boudoir/glamor photos to be taken of them.
 

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