One of mine:
I've somehow managed to get a collection of vintage Pentax cameras and lenses....
It started with me wanting some vintage lenses to to use on my Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera. I picked up the black S1a at the top from an auction then decided I wanted an original case for it. Found a case on eBay that came with a silver S1a... Shortly after I saw a Pentax S3 with a few lenses on an auction. When that arrived it turned out to be the S3 and lenses as listed, but much to my surprise was yet another S1a plus more lenses, light meters and accessories all in mint condition and not listed in the auction!!! My last Pentax is an S1 that came from Japan with a really nice lens. It was the lens I wanted and not the camera......
1960s goodness... when you could not make a phone call with a camera or a timing device.
this is the very first American wide angle lens made .
it's the Harrison & Schnitzer 'GLOBE LENS', made in 1862, ..before the civil war!!!! a real legend in the optical history !! it was used on wooden field cameras. I owned two of them and I really miss them !
Well, I'm not so sure this counts so much as a vintage camera, but it takes the good old roll of film alright! Matching Seiko dials, to boot...
The Nikon 35Ti is a well made camera , not too vintage yet, but definitely an older film camera. the dial on top is a state of the art. all the info displayed on top plate are very visible, Probably better than Contax T2 T3
Some of my baby.
I already created such a thread in 2017.
This is probably the most practical 6x7 SLR for both studio and outdoors.
It really is great. Just wish you could still get 220 film. 10 frames on 120 goes quick. I have the pop-up finder for it which makes landscape work very pleasant.
Totally agree- but can’t forget the more compact Mamiya 7
Don’t own one, but have used them and they handle beautifully...like a Leica on steroids.
220 in B&W I think is still available, but I don't think it would be Kodak or Ilford. 220 E6 or C41 they're long gone
True , but it's a rangefinder!! using wide angle lenses is always critical with any 6x7 rangefinder, because of the viewing thru a separate optical finder . when comes to SLR's , the Pentax is is queen. the only other competitors would be Bronica GS-1 or Mamiya RB-67 or RZ-67, but they're too bulky and heavy in the field, but greater than the Pentax 6x7 for studio work
back in a days Plaubel made the Makiflex 6x9 SLR, state of the art mechanical shutter camera, but very hard to find one .
Totally agreed- we still have our Paubel at work I beleive, one of our photographers was changing lenses on an 8 story terrace and dropped a lens over- let’s just say there wasn’t much left of that lens
I hope it wasn't the apolanthar 105mm . that lens was also used by Plaubel on their Makiflex .
Glad that that you own one, it's not an easy find! congratulation! well engineered 6x9 slr , I don't think the japanese they ever made a 6x9 slr. I totally regret trading mine, I should have kept it
Not to my knowledge, but they did make a 6x9 Rangefinder. With interchangeable lenses! The Fujica 960... cool beast.
totally correct. Yes Fuji made the GL690 and G690 6x9 RF back in the 70's, it was the only 6x9 rf mechanical camera with interchangeable lens with leaf shutters, huge but very practical. I owned it at at one time with the fast 50mm f 5,6 (it was the widest ) and the special finder. nice alternative to the Brooks Very wide 6x9 with the S.Angulon 47mm f8 . and ...everything was mechanical, no batteries needed. those were 'the' days !!!
I had many cameras coming up, but this was my favorite as a kid and the only one I’ve kept. Stopped working a long time ago, bellows holes, but I still love it as a shelf totem. Voigtlander Bessa 66.
Vintage, perhaps not but given the way technology is changing it must be getting close ?
These 6x9’s were great cameras. I have the Zeiss Ikonta 6x9 and that is probably the sweetest “pocket sized” 6x9’s ever made (bigger brother of this one- it’s at work currently so don’t have a pic)
But let’s not think these are “panoramic” cameras- they are just wide format. I had a Noblex 150 at my last job and panoramic head, it was truly insane to get full 360 pano’z with 3 shots. Scanned and stitched- amazing!
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