My Newest Finds

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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OK, I confess... I didn't find these on Ebay! But I couldn't resist.

    First, is a Thornton Pickard roller shutter, made from oak and metal with rolling curtains. It's a very old piece, I place it around 1910-1920, it's functional and its use was for LF cameras that had lenses without shutters (barrell) on. This shutter will take a lens of a specific diameter and place it in front of the shutter. Then the entire shutter/lens assembly was mounted on the camera. Here is a picture:

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    And here is one mounted on a camera:

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    Second, a Wollensak wide angle lens in a Bettax shutter. It's a 6 and 1/4 inch f/8.5 to f/45 uncoated lens in perfect condition, used for 8x10 work.

    Here it is:

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    DepthAfield TPF Noob!

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    Holy crow! Great finds!! Jeez, I love old photographic gear!

    Hey, you don’t suppose my old Fujica ST605 is worth anything, do ya?

    I didn’t think so. Oh well.
     
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    Your Fujica (in good condition and with the normal lens on) is worth anywhere between $50 and $85 at today's fair market values. That means you might get that if you sell it on Ebay. A dealer will either not buy it from you or offer you something like $10.
     
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    Mitica100:

    Thanks for the info! I don’t think I could part with that old Fuji though… It was my first SLR. Bought it brandy spankin’ new in 1975-76(?) for a whopping $149 bucks! Quite the price at the time, particularly for a high school student that cleaned carpets and sold the occasional bag of weed (Hey! It was the 70’s!) for hobby money.
     
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    Yeah, hang on to it. It has more sentimental value if anything else.

    And the 70s were great! Been there done that...:lol:
     
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    Hey! We don't condone that kinda talk here at TPF. :whip: Our rules state it clearly: what happened in the 70's stays in the 70's.... :lol:
     

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