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The Relic Challenge

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by gray1720, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    They look pretty decent to me, Pete, I'm impressed how the old colour film holds up!
  2. Almach

    Almach Member

    What you mean Frankenstein Leica?
    is it one of the Russian cameras? Like Fed or Zorki?
  3. Almach

    Almach Member


    Carl Zeiss Ikoflex IIC, 75mm Tessar lens, test roll, Expired Fuji Film (Probably 160C)
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  4. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Oooh, an Ikoflex - I've only ever seen one! I'm assuming the IICis later than the coffee-can?

    The FrankenLeica is a Leica MDa microscope camera with an ebay M-LTM adaptor, a Jupiter 9 lens, and a Voigtlander clip-on viewfinder. I don't seem to have a piccy to hand, but it's currently sporting a pinhole made from an ebay body cap and a Fanta can. One day I might even finish the bloody film!
  5. Almach

    Almach Member

    Yes, my Ikoflex is a later version, early 50's model. Purchased +/- 8 years ago for around £60. Much cheaper thar Rolleicord :) 75mm Tessar is performing great on this camera.

    Never have Leica in my hands :(
    I am afraid "cheap" guy. Although I have Leica's copy's: Zorki 4, MIR, Fed 4.
  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    You are not the only cheap guy (or so my missus tells me...) - it's a long story but I was effectively given the Leica!
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  7. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

    Not just for microscopes, hundreds were used by companies for recording industrial 'meter readings' the lens and camera would have been fitted with a cage which when held in contact with the instrument would hold the camera at a pre focused distance.
    Not now needed in this digital age of data logging.
  8. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    True - I think the Bundespost used them for juct that - but this one was on a microscope as I physically removed it!
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  9. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

  10. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    And now for an extremely posh camera:


    Village well, as was. The overflow runs past the opposite house and emerges in my garden.

    Bonnie's sheepdog


    Coronet 12-20.

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  11. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Bloody hell, Steve, even for the Relic Challenge, that's a shite camera!
    (and I say that as the owner of several Coronets - the cheapest of the cheap!)
  12. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Cheaper than a Holga? Looks like similar results.

    Edit, second hit on Google search describes the Coronet as the poor man's Holga. Blimey!
  13. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Coronet were as cheap as they came - their last model took 24x36mm exposures on 120... yes, same size as a 35mm neg - but presumably they went tits up before making a 35mm model.
  14. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I know, but what I can't understand is that I actually like the thing!

  15. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    From the ridiculous to the sublime:

    Dead shed.

    Rainy graves.

    Leica IIIf and Fomapan 100

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  16. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

    Excited packing for a week in Dorset.
    M2, with voigtlander 35mm and 75mm and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 and some old film, to me the only relic bit is the expired film but some may disagree.
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  17. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

    Shot of no artistic merit but a good example of how my Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM renders out of focus when used wide open.
    [​IMG]2021-07-19-0029edit by Keith Hudson, on Flickr
    No prizes for guessing who has put on a pound or two this last year :(
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  18. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Old barn

    Hay feeder


    bar.jpg bar

    Baby Bessa and Rollei R80s

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  19. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    i have put the Story of how I got 2 OLD HASSELBLADS on various Forums and my YouTube Channel -- The 1973 500 EL/M is about 'shot' but the 1978 500C/M works 'creakily' as it has never been serviced as far as i know and Mirror Bumper Foam is all rotten as is one on 500 EL/M BUT I have used it for C41 and B&W . The 1978 PLNAR C T* lens is clean, n o fungus and even the delayed action works. My 2002 80mm f2.8 CFE Planar T* has NO Delayed action. Here are a few snaps all on outdated fillum 2006 KONICA VX400 Super and 2017 Ilford XP2 400 Super
    Market Day St Ives, CAMBS 50mm f4 CFi Distagon T*
    [​IMG]Market Day, St Ives, Cambs by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    'Character' St Ives lens as above

    [​IMG]St Ives Character by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    The Old ( 1800's ) Police Station, St Ives lens as above
    [​IMG]The Old Police Station 1880's St Ives by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    Very Old Inn, St Ives, 80mm f2.8 Planar C T*
    [​IMG]Very Old Inn, St Ives, Cambs . by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    The Famous BRIDGE on River Ouse, St Ives . 80mm f2.8 Planar C T*
    [​IMG]Boat going under Famous River Bridge, St Ives by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
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  20. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

    As ever I had a look at them on flickr, there is nothing wrong with those lenses. It is almost unbelievable that people are giving this this kit away, I thought Hasselblad and Zeiss were still making reasonable money unlike Bronica SQ kit.

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