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Mr_Flibble

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Rick
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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.
In the photo the focus rail stops were loose, took a whole of 5 minutes to re-calibrate the focus and tighten the screws.
Rangefinder is spot on, a little dim maybe. Should clean up, otherwise it'll get a new beam-splitter.
 
A somewhat carry over from the "Show Red" picture tread, with some elaborations:

Last summer I bought a Olympus TG-6, with some add-ons, as I had a water ingress in my basement and couldnt find the chargers for my M43 gear but needed something for the vacation. The TG-6 didnt last long as I sold it off earlier this year.

Had it for some months for "research" as a EDC camera, but it didnt merge for me, probably due somewhat on me not getting to grips with the menu system.

I was and still am quite intrigued by the possibilities with it, though, with some add-ons one could built a itty-bitty tiny camera system with the TG6 at the core.

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I never got around to add the glass bits, a Teleconverter(TC) giving it the reach of, is it right below 200mm, as well as a couple of Wide-angle Converter (WAC) opening up the wide side by quite a bit. There are two of WACs, one for Underwater use and a regular one, plus several aftermarket ones.

In the picture is what I sold off, the LG-1 is a Led/Flash thingy, working as a ring light for Macro shots, then the camera and a regular UV filter for the RN-TO1 shown beside it. The RN-TO1 is for fastening the TC/WAC or as I found out it makes for a screw in filter holder. Dont recall the filter dimensions but it was a bit odd, possibly 40,5mm or something like that.

The Z-TGS is a twist open lens hood, which I thought would come in handy for pocketability reasons. I stopped buying stuff for it before committing any more funds. Am giving it a bit more time, and then I am probably going to buy it again, after forgetting why I sold it off, the first time around.
 
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