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Old 23rd December 2020, 11:45 PM   #4731
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Old 24th December 2020, 12:11 AM   #4732
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Old 24th December 2020, 12:11 AM   #4733
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When I speak of doodads for my camera, I mean things like filters, flash bracket, synch cable, cable shutter release, etc.

I was trying to get some accessories for the Rollei off Ebay a few years ago, but at the time, we were plagued with a thief at the USPS distribution station that made off with a lot of packages destined for folks at my place of work. He was eventually nabbed, but none of us got any of our missing items back... Right now, my Rollei has a yellow filter - I would at least want red, yellow, orange, and UV filters, as well as a flash bracket/hand grip. Rollei also has a pistol grip for the TLR, but that's a little weird.

I did a rough count, and I own about 14 cameras of various sorts - 35mm, 6X6, 6X7, 2X3, 4X5, 5X7, and 8X10.
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Old 24th December 2020, 12:40 AM   #4734
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looking through the TLR is definitely a different experience...
When I was a kid in the 60's, I used to pretend that type of camera was a miniature TV, or a cell phone... First time I saw a "Retina" resolution screen!
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Old 24th December 2020, 01:15 AM   #4735
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Iím worried that Iíve started buying cameras like old triodes, itís becoming compulsive. I think I better stop now before I get my credit card bill. Which reminds me, Iíd better start building something with those triodes soon.
Back in my film and darkroom days I had a rather large collection of odd and somewhat old cameras. Some of them actually worked! Most were from hamfests, flea markets, and yard sales. My TLR was a Yashicamat 6X6 cm (120 roll film). It took excellent pictures, and was used most often with Ektachrome 64 which I developed (E6 process) and printed myself.

I had 6X9 cm and 4X5 inch view cameras. Both worked, but took sheet film. 4 X 5 sheets were not stocked at the local camera shop, but I did get them to order me some B&W sheets, Tri-X or Plus-x, don't remember which. I made a jig to cut 120 or 620 roll film into sheets for the 6X9 camera. I only had two or three sheet film cartridges, so I didn't take many pictures with it.

I gave all of it to a collector when the darkroom was dismantled. I also gave him my 1955 vintage Durst enlarger which took up to a 4 X 5 INCH negative, and filter packs for color printing, as the dichro head was not yet invented when it was made.

Fortunately I haven't had the urge to buy any film cameras in maybe 25 years......not the case with old triodes though.
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Old 24th December 2020, 02:14 AM   #4736
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When I speak of doodads for my camera, I mean things like filters, flash bracket, synch cable, cable shutter release, etc.
You can buy new filters, probably a good way to go unless you collect only authentic doodads.
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Old 24th December 2020, 02:20 AM   #4737
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Fortunately I haven't had the urge to buy any film cameras in maybe 25 years......not the case with old triodes though.
We careful, these old cameras can have a similar appeal. With places to develop the film for you and a scanner of your own there’s no need for a darkroom at all. This approach is called hybrid photography. Many parallels to our audio hobby, analogue & digital, and film development = high gain low noise amplifier, endless debates about the subjective qualities of ‘old glass’ and film vs the objective performance of modern glass and digital. But old cameras can be fine pieces of engineering craftsmanship just like a golden era TT.
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Old 24th December 2020, 02:30 AM   #4738
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looking through the TLR is definitely a different experience.
nice shots, would love to see a clearer image of the front of your TLR.

I used to like b&w when I previously owned a TLR, at least a decade ago and maybe longer.
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Old 24th December 2020, 02:43 AM   #4739
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I should add one of those TLRs to my cabinet...
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Nice collection!

Here are a couple of pics of the Voightlander, It's in pretty bad shape. I guess I got it probably when I was 3 years old, so to be expected I think it is a "Brilliant". You can see from the controls that it was a cheap camera.

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