My retired friends (5 images)

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  1. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I took those about 2 hrs ago. Excuse the poor quality of the photographs themselves, but I did pay no attention to light and also was too lazy to change the lens ;)

    Anyway, here they come, all of them are much older than I am myself ;)

    If I find the time I might get one or two of them back to life ... shutters seem to work on those which have a shutter ...

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  2. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    Fortunately I haven't butchered any that look this nice for the lenses. I couldn't put a cutter to that last one or two of the others you have. It would break my heart, not to mention anger the ghosts of a lot of better photographers than me.

    In other words i am jealous as hell
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here is the story how I got them :

    1: car boot sale, around 10 USD
    2: family possession as long as I can remember
    3: those two from Ebay Germany, don't remember the price, but each less than 40 USD I think to remember
    4: well, that one is older than my granddad .. and that is one I want to try out one day. Does not have a shutter, you just cover the lens and use some slow film. Not sure what sort of film to use here... maybe just glass plates coated with home made emulsion? ;)
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow. These sure are some treasures! Look at the one that I happened to put up here only today (how come you and I decide to post the same kind of pics on the same day :scratch: !?!?!?)
     
  5. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    alex you should try a paper negative on the plate cam. there is a woman on another forum who shoots only paper negs in old plate cameras and the iso 2 speed should give you all the time you need to open and close the lens.
     
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    Oooh!... Very pretty.
     
  7. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As I will be very busy travelling the coming weeks, this experiment will definitely not happen before Christmas ... but I will keep your advice in mind! Thanks!
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Gosh, they all look really clean. Congrats! :D
     

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