35mm Half Frame

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  1. P Bailey

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    These photos were taken a Mercury II, 35mm half frame camera.
    Camera features an unusual rotary shutter.

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  2. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #3 the dome looks like an eye in the sky

    Are these cropped square?

    And how does a rotary shutter work? Is slit or circle that rotates a across film.
     
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    The photos are not cropped. The camera produces a square negative. It's capacity is 65 photos on a 36 exposure roll of film. It seems like the film lasts forever.
    The rotary shutter has a slit. I am not sure exactly how it functions.
     
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    Cool looking camera. :D 65 frames....I bet it did seem to take forever to get through a roll!

    Were you pleased with the quality of your enlargements? I am assuming that's one itty-bitty little ole negative!!
     
  5. P Bailey

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    Prints were 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Quality was OK. I have not tried to enlarge any of them.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Beautiful camera. That's the cleanest looking one of those I've ever seen.
     
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    Yes, This one is clean. I purchased quite a few of them before I actually got a nice one.
     

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