My folding 35s

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  1. compur

    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have a weakness for folding 35mm cameras and I just added a new one this past weekend found at a flea market. All were found that way at a cost of about $20-$30 each.

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    Back row: Retina IIa, Welta Welti, Balda Baldinette, Zeiss Contina II
    Front: Retina IIIC, Ansco Super Regent.

    The new one is the Contina.

    All are German, of course. I always found it odd that the Japanese made so few folding 35mm cameras and the Germans made so many. Japan usually
    emulated German camera manufacture but not in this category. Japan produced plenty of folding medium format cameras but very, very few 35s and
    they are rarely seen in the USA. The few they did make were not by any of the major Japanese mfrs as far as I know.


     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very understandable weakness! All beauties.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Some sweet looking iron there compur.
     

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