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A fruitful car boot sale

Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by gray1720, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Classic - "Old, not yet thrown away".

    Picked up these two beauties at the Cropredy car boot sale yesterday. When I saw the box camera was blue I was expecting a Kodak but in fact it's a Coronet and it even has a fold-out portrait lens. Both are a big surprise as Coronet were the cheapest of the cheap, turning out low-quality junk for most of their history as far as I can tell. The colour is about halfway between the two pics - I know, I should use teh grey card etc etc, but I wanted to share the thrill of discovery (where are youe, steveandthe dogs, everyone else is already wondering what all this old junk is!). IMG_5638.jpg IMG_5639.jpg

    Then I spotted the little VP Twin - an even better contender for cheap shite than the Coronet but with an interesting history (http://www.onetwoseven.org.uk/cameras/edbar/) plus the knowledge that Brian May's first camera was a VP Twin, and it came in the campest camera case I have ever seen! Pity the name plate is a bit damaged, but I'll forgive it as it works, and I still have some ReraPan in hand. There cannot have been many half-frame 127 cameras as the negs are hardly bigger than 35mm, somehow I don't expect the VP Twin to give images anything like my Certo Dolly with it's Tessar lens, and even they are a bit piffling. Speaking of film... yes, an exposed roll of Verichrome Pan therein!

    Adrian
     

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  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Nice!

    Never got into boxes, but funnily enough thought about treating myself to one the other day. Those are in good condition, it seems. Looking forward to seeing the results.

    S
     
  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    If you want a box that will give nice results, go for the Kodak No2 series - 3 Waterhouse stops gives you a bit of control over depth of field. Just make sure there's nothing on the rollers to scratch the film - though that applies to any box camera.

    Adrian
     
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  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    As good as Dad's No 2 folder?

    Which still works.

    S
     
  5. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    As far as I am aware, it's the same shutter, set of stops, and the same (or similar) distance to the film plane, so they should be comparable. Of all the people who will know this you are the prime suspect, so I don't know why I am bothering to tell you, but make sure you've got a 120 one - makes life much easier!

    Adrian
     
  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Or a old pro. conversion of a No3, he says smugly.

    S
     
  7. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Smartarse.

    Adrian
     
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  8. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    There are images on the film from the VP Twin! Dunno what unti I scan them, as they are so small (half-frame on 127 isn't far off 35mm size), but definitely images!

    ETA - about ten of them, despite being rolled to the end the film doesn't seem to have finished. Currently drying...

    Adrian
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018
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