Collectible camera question of the week.

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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    How about starting some sort of contest to test your knowledge of the collectible camera? :D

    No real prize, no, I don't have any Leicas to give away, just the pride of answering correctly. ;)

    And now the question(s):

    The Leica M3 series come in two versions, Double Stroke and Single Stroke (winding levers). The Double Stroke was manufactured first with the Single Stroke taking its place later.

    What was the reason behind Leica creating a Double Stroke winding camera and why was it replaced later with a Single Stroke?
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    dunno?, one wounds the shutter and the second transports the film? maybe a weird possibility to take double exposures? one wound for slow- and the second for fast shutter speeds? dunno, that is really a hard one :confused:
    was it for technical reason?
     
  3. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, although that's a good guess... :mrgreen:

    Hint: Has to do with something else non-mechanical. ;)
     
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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    So you could shoot faster?
     
  5. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No. :D

    It has to do with the film.

    It was a very smart idea at that time. Guess again?
     
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    Fear that the tension of a single stroke advance might tear the sprockets of the film and that a double stroke would be gentler on the film. Since film was strong enough, the double stroke advance was more prone to problems (more monkey motion?) so they replaced it with a single stroke version. Am I right?
     
  7. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    PG you are correct! :hail: They went to Single Stroke after the films got more tear resistant.

    :band: :wav: :band:

    Be it known that Photogoddess is the first winner of this contest! Congratulations!
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This week's question deals with the Exakta cameras.

    There are variations in the Exakta camera names, as in Varex or VX. Both are the same but called differently in the US (VX) because of which company that threatened to sue them for using the Varex name?
     
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    Argus Camera Company
     
  10. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yessss! Very good!! Argus had developed a camera shutter with the name Varex before the Exakta being named Varex, hence the legal trouble.

    Kent gets kudos for a very quick answer. Congrats!

    As it turns out, this thread's title Collectible Camera Question Of The Week needs amending, should be called now just Collectible Camera Trivia, because I'm not going to wait another week to post a trivia question... ;)

    Look out for the next question...
     
  11. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    And here goes another one:

    Name the one camera that had seven functions and was produced first in 1923. Some of these functions are: half frame still camera on 35mm, movie camera, contact printer and movie projector.
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hmm... No takers?

    It was the Sept Debrie camera, produced in France. Sept in French is Seven in English, hence its name.
     

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