Mike’s Guide to Buying Old Cameras

Mike’s Guide to Buying Old Cameras

It is produced and hosted as another way of expressing gratitude to those who have helped Company Seven prosper. With some of this content dating back to the times when slow dial-up Internet access was the norm, the article was originally text heavy because illustrations were by necessity kept simple and to a minimum. Over the decades we have, and will continue to, on occasion add this or that mention of or illustration of items in our archives and museum collection, this to break up the monotony of text, make corrections with much gratitude to Dr. It was never our intent to write one comprehensive and all-encompassing history of Zeiss, that would require volumes to do it justice, but rather to explain why we at Company Seven remain grateful for and in awe of the achievements by Zeiss. From its inception through to the middle 19th century, lens making was a craft that was essentially passed on from generation to generation. Innovations had typically resulted from trial and error experimentation; this was a costly and time consuming process that could not factor in all of the possible variables in lens making materials and design.

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Cameras don’t like to be abused – so don’t buy a camera that’s been retired from a professional photography studio. Cameras also don’t like to not be used, so don’t buy a shrinkwrapped camera from and expect it to work keep it for its collectible value in the shrinkwrap. The best used camera is from a retired dentist who would use it once every few weeks to take a few snapshoots and otherwise babied it. You may have to focus the lens to infinity or to the closest focus distance in order to reveal it.

This is the manufacturing date code. In order to decode it: The last two digits are the month The first one or two digits are the year. Add this to

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Developing My first bit of advice is to figure out whether or not you want to buy and use these cameras, or simply display them on a shelf. The number of people shooting film has significantly decreased in the last 15 or so years, but there is still enough of a loyal following that it is still possible to get film cheaply. If you have no interest in actually using old cameras, then by all means go hog wild and just buy anything you think looks cool.

However, if you want to shoot film, you need to be a little more discriminate. Types of Film and What to Avoid Not including instant film formats like Polaroid and a couple very obscure formats that are hard to find and extremely expensive, there are two primary formats of film that are still readily available.

If you’re a travel photographer, a landscape photographer, a photojournalist, or just someone taking vacation pictures, there are a few important criteria: the ideal camera will be compact and lightweight, but sturdy and well sealed. Both cameras are well built, but the Sony is considerably.

Many large formats e. Control[ edit ] Scheimpflug principle Most, but not all, large format cameras are view cameras , with fronts and backs called “standards” that allow the photographer to better control rendering of perspective and increase apparent depth of field. Architectural and close-up photographers in particular benefit greatly from this ability.

The shift and tilt movements make it possible to solve otherwise impossible depth-of-field problems, and to change perspective rendering, and create special effects that would be impossible with a conventional fixed-plane fixed-lens camera. Operation[ edit ] A number of actions need to be taken to use a typical large format camera, resulting in a slower, often more contemplative, photographic style. For example, film loading using sheet film holders requires a dark space to load and unload the film, typically a changing bag or darkroom , although prepackaged film magazines and large format roll films have also been used in the past.

A tripod is typically used for view camera work, but some models are designed for hand-held use. These “technical cameras” have separate viewfinders and rangefinders for faster handling.

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Curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent in close collaboration with Goldblatt, the exhibition presents photographs spanning his six decade-career, as well as early vintage prints and never-before- exhibited material from a personal archive. In the episode Goldblatt is filmed in the Sandton area of Johannesburg where he points to race conflicts as a factor that helped shape the landscape of the city, remarking: As a non-profit arts organisation dedicated to promoting and encouraging innovation within the South African arts, the exhibition uses the Buitenkant Street gallery space as a platform in which the idea of collaboration and collectivity can be explored.

Goldblatt documentary at Durban International Film Festival Goldblatt, first ever feature-length documentary on the legendary South African photographer, is showing at the Durban International Film Festival on 16,18 and 22 July. The documentary marks the moment when we finally turn the lens on this shrewd witness to social change in South Africa and document his remarkable contribution to photography, both locally and on an international scale.

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Zeiss serial numbers do not contain coded information about when a lens was made. Serial numbers therefor can only be used to date lenses if we have some way to link serial numbers to years. Tables doing just that are compiled by collecting serial numbers of specific lenses together with information about when these lenses were first bought. Such tables, providing the best estimates available, can be found in Richard Nordin’s “Hasselblad System Compendium”.

You can, of course, also type in the serial number of your lens into the tiny utility on the top left hand side of this page. Zeiss however also stamped their lenses with a code revealing the date of manufacture. This code, most often in red ink, was stamped somewhere on the rear end of the lens mount, often on the wall of the rear lens baffle. To reveal the code, it may be necessary to set the lens to its close focus limit doing so will move the rear lens element towards the front of the lens, out of the way.

The stamp may be smudged, or incomplete, making it difficult to decipher. It is present in all but the very earliest C lenses. Early lenses sometimes are stamped more than once. The date of manufacture will most likely be represented by the earliest date found, while later dates may represent the times the lens had returned to the factory for a major repair. Before the code was a three or four digit number.

The last two digits always represent the month of manufacture.

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My Photographic Beginnings. The first camera that I owned was a Kodak Brownie that was a present given to me by my brother Jim when I was about ten years old.

Jeff, For the date part of your question, see here. There is a Zeiss lens date applet on that site too, though since the site was moved to another server, it may generate errors when using it more than once at a time. This is being looked into, but meanwhile you may have to go to another page, come back, and try again or try your luck on that other page, since the applet is available site-wide.

Contrary to what Bob said, C lenses were indeed coated. But the coating they had was initially a single layer one. Very much better than not being coated, and only a tiny bit worse than being multicoated. C lenses have a Synchro Compur shutter, which have the shutterspeed and aperture rings coupled by default you need to uncouple them to change to another EV setting and offer both X and M flash synchronization, plus a selftimer.

They come in a metal mount, with a scalloped, metal focussing ring. Initially the mount had a brushed aluminium finish, commonly referred to as “chrome”, later they were anodized black. In the early s the C lenses were replaced by the CF line. One major reason for this was that Deckel, the company that made the Synchro Compur shutter, rather suddenly decided to close shop.

So Hasselblad worked with the Gauthier company – the maker of Prontor shutters – to develop a replacement shutter. At that time, Hasselblad also was producing the series.

Medium Format cameras like a hasselblad?

I doubt they will release anything new. Prices are going up on cameras and lenses but at the same time, these bodies are incredible. Which means, we can keep them for many years without even the urge to upgrade. I know for me, the Sony A9 is what has shown me this. I use it for photos, for video, for low light work, whatever I need, and it works without me becoming frustrated about something it can not do.

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Please visit Site Map and Disclaimer. Use “Back” to return here. Did We Go to the Moon? Some of the claims made in the program are discussed below, followed by a few topics not addressed in the program. There is no idea on God’s green earth so dumb that you can’t get a big chunk of the American public to buy it. These are the same people who believe you can cut taxes but expand services, and who believe you can extract oil from the ground indefinitely without running out of it. No Stars Are Visible The Apollo astronauts all landed on the day side of the moon, and all the videos they shot from orbit were over the day side, so the exposure settings were all for daylight.

Aim it at the night sky and shoot pictures. Tell me how many stars you see. Aim your camcorder at the sky and see how many stars you can film. Even with the eye you’d have difficulty seeing stars from the daytime lunar surface unless you stood in a shadow and shielded yourself from any light reflected from the ground, for the same reason you can’t see stars from a brightly lit parking lot at night. The Flag Waves Sure it does. The flag had a stiffening rod on the upper side so it would stand out from the staff.


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