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    New Old Film Challenge #146 - Hero

    Looking forward to the new theme, should be a tricky one as it it being set by dmb.
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    Found film, or film processed long after exposure

    Three odd found pictures scanned from negatives. Oliver typewriter repair shop, from the sequence of photographs this workshop appears to be connected to the shop/showroom. The factory was in Croydon but this shop may possibly have been at 75, Queen Victoria Street, London. Girl with scary...
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    Found film, or film processed long after exposure

    A couple of Kodachrome slides which I inherited or rather rescued when my dad died. George Robert Watson, a Yorkshireman on holiday, 1961, possibly Fishman's Wharf, San Francisco. A 4x4 super slide. John Watson and sons. Disneyland, Anaheim, 1960ish. I spotted the teacup and passengers but...
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    Servicing and repairs

    I sent two cameras to Miles recently after contacting him before Christmas, a Baby Box Tengor which had a slightly iffy shutter (he has already done that one), and a FothFlex which requires new shutter curtains. I think it will be a while before the Fothflex is back but that's no problem for me...
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    List the square format 135 cameras please

    I recently bought two Robots, 24mm x 24mm format, up to 50 frames on a 36 exposure film, a Star and a Junior. Exquisitely made, coat pocket size compact cameras, though surprisingly heavy. The Star is the best from a practical point of view as it takes standard 35mm cassette on the feed side as...
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    Thanks, the links would be very useful.
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    I've got an Isolette II which has a jammed (open) shutter. That's not the only issue, it won't focus to infinity and the diaphragm looks like it's misbehaving at larger apertures. The bellows on the other hand are spot on. Any suggestions about fixing it?
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    New Old Film Challenge #146 - Hero

    An obvious, rather hackneyed choice, but here is my dad in his late 80's. Taught me about photography and stuff, like geology. Bought me an air rifle for Christmas once and even showed me how to make IED's from weed killer. Star athlete at Keighley Grammar School, trained as a machine gunner...
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    Over exposed areas on edge of negatives.

    I just took a roll of 120 out of an Agfa clack and I won't be surprised if I get the same problem. The film wasn't tight on the takup spool.
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    Found film, or film processed long after exposure

    Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Draper, 70, Lavender Grove, Hackney, date and photographer unknown. Vintage wedding photos from a batch of four sets I bought on-line. The photographer was undoubtedly a professional (or hack). Every set of photographs uses the same formula of 48 shots all posed...
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    Yesterday I also got out a pile of cameras I was given last year. They are all cheap medium format cameras, two Ilford Sportis, a Paxina and, most interestingly, a 6x9 Agfa Clack. The Clack has a curved film plane, partially to compensate for the meniscus lens, like a 127 Brownie. That's the...
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    Here is a camera I was given with lenses and some other accessories by a friend of a friend. The Fuji camera actually had its original lens but it was very badly damaged so I chucked it. I haven't owned a screw mount SLR for ages so I'm quite pleased. A long time ago I had a 30mm Lydith which is...
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    After buying a lovely Robot Junior recently, I couldn't resist this gem, a Robot Star, the Junior's big brother. For a very reasonable price it came with two good film take-up cartridges, a couple of Robot filters, a half case and a handy contraption which allow film to be rewound from the take...
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