went on spree this week...

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  1. SoonerBJJ

    SoonerBJJ No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Oct 5, 2009
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    Maybe I can blame it on the euphoria that followed seeing my first hand-developed 6x7 negatives. My medium format arsenal included a Mamiya RB67 Pro SD and my wife's Diana (that I've never used). I decided that I needed a more portable medium format camera, so I spent about a week reading everything I could find about my various options. Being that I have an affinity for the vintage, I decided upon a folding rangefinder.

    As luck would have it, a newly renovated and CLA'd Ansco Super Speedex (ie Agfa Super Isolette) with f3.5/75mm Solinar came about and I snapped it up.

    As if that weren't enough, I also came across a Voightlander Vito B with f3.5/50 Color Skopar and couldn't resist. They are reknowned for their small, sturdy and classic design.

    And last but not least, I have been looking for a repair project. I want to be able to perform some maintenance and troubleshooting on my own stock, so I wanted a decent vintage camera with which I could tinker stress-free while I learn the ropes. The Argus C3 came recommended as a good project camera for the novice. I picked one up that sounds to be in basically sound mechanical condition but needs a good clean and lube. I plan to break it down for a thorough CLA. I'll only pass if it functions well when I'm done.

    Good times ahead.

  2. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Jul 23, 2009
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    STOP IT ALREADY!!!! That's too many riches for one man in one season, let alone in one month or one week.

    Ahhhhh...before The Internet and eBay and all, I pined for a Vito B....man, what a sweet ride you're on... (envy)

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