One that got away

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  1. compur

    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm a yard sale junkie.

    Here is a pic of one of my favorite finds. Sadly, I sold it recently but wish
    I'd kept it. I found it last year at a yard sale in Hollywood for the sum of
    one dollar -- no kidding -- mint condition and working to boot!

    It's a Baldamatic III. There were 3 or 4 lenses made for this camera. I have
    heard that this model will also accept Retina Reflex lenses but I never got
    around to trying that. Earlier Baldamatic models had fixed lenses and the
    "III" is rarely seen. The included lens was a 35mm Schneider. This camera
    has a spring wound motor drive mechanism for advancing film (the lever on
    the bottom is for re-winding).

    I love the look of these funky German chrome cameras from the 50s-60s
    though I find their controls to be a bit too finicky for me.

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  2. Rachelsne

    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    i know nothing about cameras-but it looks cool :)
     
  3. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Beautiful Balda! Great condition. I understand your pain...
     
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    cool looking, how much did you resell it for?
     
  5. compur

    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't recall the amount. I buy & sell a lot of cameras.

    It was more than $1. :mrgreen:
     
  6. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Oh, the camera that got away! I thought for a second that we were talking about the girl that got away. 'Cause I can relate to that. I do not sell my cameras. ;-)
     

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