|Comments:||Thank you for the article on re-lacquering an old lens. I had need to re-lacquer the base of an antique microscope and your article pointed me in the right direction. I could not find any shellac but used French polish which is shellac discolved in industrial alchol and was readily available. I tried brushing but this did not work, so I tried applying with a cloth; I found that the solution dried to quickly so I diluted it with iso-propyl alcohol which is less volatile and this worked. The finish is not as good as your sprayed lens but I am pleased with it. Thank you.|
|Comments:||A very interesting site , some of the items I was aware of, but others very new to me , the shutters very interesting , you stil learn at 81 when you started photography when I was 14. Time flys . Laurie|
|City:||St Albans, hertfordshire|
|Comments:||Hi, I have a 3,5f in mint condition with pistolgrip camera in box.I am interested in selling this unit to the the right person. Would you know who to contact. Thank you.mark32@Gmail.com|
|Comments:||What a fantastic Camera and images!
I have one the same, not as good a condition as yours, but still pretty good, it was a commercial camera in New Zealand. I havnt taken any images with it, but after seeing yours it would be a task worth doing!
|Comments:||By total chance I have just come across your article.It might just inspire me to get my Ruby back into working condition.
Many thanks for the enthusiasm.
How are your photographs?
|Comments:||Very nice site. You have the true heart of a colector. Please take a peek at my site, DigiCamHistory.Com (dchis.com)when you have a chance. Rodger|
|Comments:||Fantastic! I'm glad I ran across this collection. Thanks.Manuel|
|Comments:||Excellent commentary and pics regarding the Contina 524/24. I've the same camera with the Novar 3.5 and it's a capable little rangefinder. Especially bearing in mind that if the camera were a person, it would be almost eligible for Social Security. Some of my Contina shots here...
|Comments:||I came across your site when curious about a Kodak Film Box Model "B" that I purchased in Halifax N.S. about 20 years ago. It is a beautiful box and in like new condition and we display it as part of our home decorations. I just got curious about the date of manufacture, in the lid it is stamped with 5 different patent dates from Aug.20 1902 to June 19 1908 and was made in Rochester N.Y. by Eastman Kodak. Any info would be appreaciated firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Comments:||I have this exact camera and have never used it. The film pack in the camera measures 5x7, but I'm told that it's actually 3 1/4 by 4 1/4. Can you explain?
|Comments:||THIS IS A GREAT SITE,I HAVE BOOKMARKED IT.THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TROUBLE TO CONSTRUCT IT,THE PIECE ABOUT LENS COATING WAS VERY HELPFULL KIND REGARDS, ANDY B|
|Comments:||Estava querendo saber um pouco sobre c/ft2 encontrei seu site, por acaso. Adorei suas explicações. Navegando acabei descobrindo que vc é brasileiro e amante, como eu, da fotografia analógica. Passei uns anos trabalhando com uma digital,esse ano resolvi remontar meu laboratório preto e branco, a duras penas. Aqui no Brasil é muito difícil encontrar material, importo tudo e SP.
Adorei seu trabalho, surrealista.
Vou continuar viajando pelo seu site.
|Comments:||This is a GREAT photographic website. It let me learn more photo knowledge.
|Comments:||Hello M. Wagner,
I'm glad I have won one nice "KW Patent Etui", on Auction this Friday. I can access its identification through your site. Thanks a lot!
KW Patent Etui with Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar f4.5 10,5cm.
Pronto schutter T, B, 1/25th to 1/100th.
Focusing from 2meters.
In its original bag, with a magazine for 6x9cm plates.
This discovery shall give me the opportunity to explore yout collection (mine is still limited to +- 100 camera and lots of accessories, from 1880 to 2005.
|Name:||E. G. Simon|
|Comments:||I spent over an hour exploring your site and enjoyed many of the features you offered for viewing. Your Do It Yourself section was very informative. Your showing the cameras that were used for different photos was ingenious.
Thank you and keep up the good work.
|Name:||Matthew R. Isenburg|
|Comments:||In Japan in 1946 at the Isetan Diamond Horsehoe EM club we used flash POWDER and a Japanese made flash pan much like the pictures of the Agfa one. When the guy with the flash said NOW several of us would open our lenses for a photo. The place had a high ceiling, had been an ice rink before the war.|
|Comments:||Good evening W-
I'm attending collodion foto camp. Do you know of any cameras for sale or trade?
|City:||New Rochelle, NY 10801|
|Comments:||Dear Sir, Thank you for showing what camera actually took what picture. So easy to do but nobody does it. Very interesting site and it was a pleasure to explore-! Thank you|
|Comments:||I have an old KW (9x12mm) camera. It is in good shape and I would like to make photographs with it, but I do not have film holders. Where can I get some? Are they available?|
|Comments:||Hi, I very much like your camera! I wanted to tell you that the process is actually called collodion and not collodium. There are many out there doing this process today and you will be more easily searched if using "collodion" Thank you!|
|Comments:||Thanks for sharing your visual world. Entering to your site is like reading on someone that have developed seeing through a trained mind. Hope you will keep growing into the fourth dimension and bring some images from there !|
|Comments:||Excelent !!! Please keep it growing.|
|Comments:||Hello Wagner Lungov,
I read your webpage about Rebuild a Thornton Pickard Shutter with great interest. I bought recently (a bit by accident) a wooden camera circa 8 x 10" (1). Most wood is fine. The Ground glass was broken, but that is replaceable. But also the shutter was not working any more
Now I am going to repair the shutter. The dismantling is done. The cloth is very stiff. The lensboard and housing from the shutter need some repairs, so I glue and fit new small wood parts in it. Now I'm busy with the finish with a real shellac polish. That's nearly done, and it looks like new.
Now is coming the difficult part. The new shutter cloth. The did not make the cloth myself as you wrote. But bought it new on the Ebay (the cloth from "Microtools" (3) was to small and expensive)
I found an explanation how to repair the shutter here (2). Looks to my a bit "wild" repairman
I not absolutely sure how I fix the bamboo sticks, and also the begin and end point. The man who's selling the cloth says I have to use self-adhesive sheets. You wrote that you use a Multi Use 3M glue. I can't find exactly what kind of glue this is. It seems it's a contact adhesive like Bison Kit® Universal (4). Brands for adhesive are in every country different. Here in the Netherland is Bison a very popular brand.
I'am especially interested in long term stability. After repair the shutter, it should also work fine after 10-20 years! I think contact adhesive and self-adhesive sheets are not very reliable. I prefer : ”Glue made of bones” for wood (5), or 2 component epoxy or polyurethane. (Bison "Epoxy Universal" and "Polyurethane adhesive" (4)) Does your repairs’ still working fine? What do you think what's the best adhesives to glue the cloth? The original shutter is stitched but I see also glue.
When my shutter is working again, I'll make some picture for on my website. (6)
Greetings from the Netherlands: Clemens Mug
A Fernanda Carvalho me passou o endereço do seu site. Fiquei "besta" com as suas fotos. São lindíssimas. Ando apaixonada por fotos e as suas são muito especiais. Que maravilha ter este olhar. E que família linda também. Já admirava você pela sua bicicleta... e agora ainda mais por suas fotos. Um grande abraço
Algumas fotos eu já conhecia daquele tempo....teu estilo continua inconfundível.
|Name:||Bernardo Juan Arenas Castro|
|Comments:||i got to your website by putting ' kodak retina automatic III' into the google machine. really nice, i love the camera gallery especially that you can see how the pictures look taken by this particular camera, i've never saw someting like that. thank you.|
|Comments:||Wagner: It was a pleasure to visit your website. I´m also user and collector of old cameras, as well as a photographer who uses them. I´m really glad that your site exists. Well done! Keep Up this good job. email@example.com|
|Name:||Ernesto J. L´Episcopo|
|Comments:||Found your site by chance after Googling for info on Olympus 35DC. Nice site - I've bookmarked it for further browsing. Best wishes, David Cass|
|City:||North Shore City, Auckland|
|Comments:||your site is oh so interesting and rewarding.I have many of the cameras you have but have never been as creative as you have.My son [keen classic photographer and young] also loves the site.|
|Comments:||I WAS RECENTLY GIVEN ONE OF THESE ZEISS IKOPHOT METERS ALONG WITH A MINOLTA AUTOCORD TWIN LENS CAMERA BOTH FROM THE EARLY 50'S FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD.IT APPEARS THAT THEY HAVE SEEN VERY LITTLE USE. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS ABOUT IF THEY ARE MARKETABLE OR SOUGHT AFTER ?|
|City:||PRINCE GEORGE B.C.|
|Comments:||You´ve done one of the best photo / camera webbsites on the net. It is musical and shows a lot of respect for the pictures and items. Thank you!|
|Comments:||Great reading about the Bessamatic...I just bought one; can't wait to get it out there!! Thanks for your help!!|
|Name:||Martin de Cayless|
|Country:||South of France|
|Comments:||I Have a "sixtomat" light meter like the one on your site Where would I obtain an instruction guide for it please My Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
|Comments:||very interesting and exhaustive research on the agfa magnesium flash. Cool!|
|Comments:||Very nice potos! Thanks!|
|Comments:||Very nice potos! Thanks!|
|Comments:||Excellent. Enjoyed the visit. More please. ...and that teapot is creepy, yet interesting.|
|Comments:||As an ex photographic rep (Hanimex,Canon) in Australia I have a Contina in pristine condition in my collection.Must give it a try after seeing the pictures.Just love these old time machines .best wishes|
|City:||1 Newburgh Crt.,Point Cook ,Victoria|
|Comments:||I just love your website. It is a noble pursuit. Of course I love all things photographic especially when they are older than I am. Thanks again and good luck.|
|Comments:||Hi Wagner, I wrote an article on Camerapedia.org about the Olympus 35 DC. I remember reading your overview of that camera long time ago, so I am including a link to your page in the article. I hope you do not mind. Thanks!|
|Comments:||What is a good price to sell or obtain a EES-2 in excellent condition|
|Name:||Jack A Milavic, Ph.D|
|Comments:||Thanks for your venerable articles.
I love classic camera not for emotional outlet but for practical purposes as you do.
I'm S. Korean amateur photographer.
My web site is http://www.bnwphoto.net.
It gatherd B/W photos I have taken.
|Comments:||Lovely site lovely cameras some of which I have in my collection.will visit again.|
|Name:||chris .r. love|
|Comments:||Your site is interesting. Love classic cameras, the Contaflex Super being my all time favourite. This camera just exudes quality in its build. I prefer it even to the Contax, and have owned various Kiev cameras as well. When I take my classic cameras around on my days out they let me dream a little bit of other times and places. I guess the photos are only ever incidental! The really nice thing about being a collector is just trialling the cameras as if the photos are not important. I too read Physics in the UK, and still wonder now about the inexplicableness of our quantum universe and spacetime. It was a pleasure to visit your site.|
|Comments:||Ola, Wagner- tinha uma Retina III C para voce, mas perdemos o contato. Se houver alguma doacao, como fazer chegar ate voce?
|Comments:||wow the pictures on this page are incredible. what exactly is the "candle story..."|
|Comments:||Thank you for sharing information about the Weston Master III light meter.|
|Comments:||In the parking lot, where I work in Seattle, I saw a box marked "free".
I looked in the box....bric a brac....old cassettes. Except for the Voigtlander Vito B camera with leather case.
Haven't loaded flm in yet.
Been kinda gloomy in Seattle.
Waiting for a nice day to play with camera
When I do I will post some photos on my blog
Got some pics up there(cats) taken with Olympus Trip 35 I found at Goodwill for three bucks
|Comments:||I have one, and thanks for the information about diaphot|
|Name:||Renato de Aguiar|
|City:||Rio de janeiro|
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