Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by steveandthedogs, Nov 28, 2018.
My favourite shot so far with the Brownie...
Stac Pollaidh by Zou san, on Flickr
That is really rather nice, Zou. Well done
I'd be chuffed with that with anything, never mind a box camera.
Incidentally, one of the things I love is that you can just hold any filter you fancy over the lens with two rubber bands.
Can't fault that regardless of what camera was used .
Lovely shot and good image quality too .
Adrian wanted a shot of my 2E:
The case has lost the leather strap, but is otherwise in good condition.
ps I still think Adrian [or Zou] should refund me the price - their fault I bought it.
Very nice, @Zou... and it brings back memories. We climbed Stac Pollaidh a few years ago (about 600metres high, IIRC) but it felt more like 6000! I doubt my knees (or stamina) would last the climb these days, so thanks for posting this reminder of summat wot I done.
Looks generally tidy, Steve... I'll be interested to see some results from it, as-and-when.
Also, I'm sure you're right about the refund - after all, one of those two got you into this!
Pretty sure it wasn't my fault.
Definitely Zou's fault.
This got me rooting in a box of very old cameras in my garage yesterday (inherited, no space in the display cabinet at present) for anything usable. A No3 Cartridge Kodak was there, but needs some attention to be usable and film would be a case of cutting to size; a No2A Folding Brownie looks usable but needs a fiddle to make 120 film work with a 116 spool size, and a Voigtlander folder (model unknown) also looks possible, so thanks Zou for inspiring me!
You'll need an insert for the Nos 3 and 2a rather than cutting the film down, also a very thin mask:
This is a 3 with what looks like a professional job made of the inserts and mask. Not a bad lens, though:
The 2a would be the same regarding the inserts and mask.
A!says good to see someone coming back to the dark side... Or should that be the darkslide?
Bloody good job he didn't buy this Brownie:
Steve - something I have just thought of - if you get a chance, give the two rollers on the edges of the cone that the film runs over a good rub down to remove any dirt and corrosion.
It'll reduce the likelihood of scratches on your film.
Corrosion? My dear sir, this is a Dogs camera! There is no corrosion.
But thanks for the advice and will clean to get rid of any mucky bits.
ps sorry, I've been reading too many 1930's crime novels lately.
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