Good find?

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  1. hogied

    hogied TPF Noob!

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    I'm not by any means what you would call a photographer, except for the occasional cell phone picture, but I found a couple cameras in my attic from the previous owners and I'd like to know if these are what you would call a good find.

    I googled one and found out it's a Ikoflex Ia 854/16.

    The other, I'm not sure of. It's a bell and howell 16mm video camera, but that's all I know. Any insight from the folks here would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Craig

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  2. blackdoglab

    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    The filmos have been around since the late 20's and I think continued into the 50's. Bell and Howell 35mm cameras were the film industry standard in the teens and twenties until the mitchell came along, so i suspect that the lenses might be quite good (as far as the standards of the time go)
     
  3. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The Ikoflex Ia (I assume it's either the Novar or Triotar lens) is a decent MF picture taker. Nothing like its bigger cousin Rolleiflex, but decent. Put some 120 film in it and give it a spin, you might like it.
     
  4. alrey

    alrey TPF Noob!

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    Spending $200 on a camera in 1948 would be about the same as spending $1700 in 2007. Somebody spent a decent chunk of change on that thing.
     
  5. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    True. But I also spent $1700 on my first computer. Now that's in a dump somewhere...:mrgreen:
     

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