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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2022 2:59 pm 
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That's the nice thing about a waist level finder- you can get away without a tripod in a lot situations.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:07 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Okay, photography fans... what are these?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2022 11:48 am 
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Absolutely Kodak promotional materials.

There's just enough of the red chips to play Bingo on a single card.
The 3 die I have no idea on...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2022 12:50 pm 
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These are from a game called "421". Roll the dice with various combinations getting the most points. Apparently 4, 2 and 1 were the biggies.

Something to do with your darkroom assistant while prints dried? Apparently it never caught on. Something to look for at yard sales or 2nd hand shops. SW

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/280 ... twenty-one

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:30 am 
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Just the ticket for spur of the moment snaps! SW
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 1:37 pm 
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I had heard about this before- a periscope system for focusing those large box cameras.
I *think* that's the mirror he's moving with the secondary knob...
The reason for that system not being entirely successful escapes me- it may well have had something to do with cost...
Thanks for sharing the photo.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:38 pm 
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Spy ring camera ca. 1940. No word where it was made. SW
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2022 2:10 am 
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Not a clue on this one.
It probably took miniature roll film of some kind.
Given the delicate look of the case, it was very likely a single use camera, with no provision for the user to reload film.
Probably used panchromatic film that could be handled under a dark green safe light.
The artwork on the case suggests French manufacture- just a huge guess on my part...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2022 11:22 am 
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Basic box camera. I've got Dad's he carried for years on ranches and took pics of cowpoke life. Actually not bad images. I'll try to copy and post a few later today. SW
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Agfa used good glass for a long period.
They were also responsible for Rodinal film developer being put on the market.
Would be nice to see what the old box was capable of.
Is it 6-16, or 6-20?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 3:53 pm 
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Here's the camera - can't tell which it is. Strap shows "D-6 Cadet". SW
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 11:26 pm 
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Agfa D 6 film = Kodak 116 film, which is a little over 1/8" wider than 120 film.
Nominal Kodak image size was 2-1/2" X 4-3/4".
Agfa used a 2-1/2" X 2-1/2" square image size for most of it's 116 format cameras.
The 616, 620 and 120 spools are too narrow (short in length) to fit in the D 6 Cadet.

The lens glass in these old AGFA cameras was more than acceptable for the image size.

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To all of you with older digital cameras & even older strobes with possible high trigger voltage fears.
Wein safe Synch!
https://www.amazon.com/Wein-Products-W990560-SSHSHS-Safe-Sync/dp/B00009UU18
I have 2 1980's vintage "Potato Mashers" & a ring-light, all of which I refuse to give up, but they work in the 180~220V trigger voltage range.
Both of my digital Fuji cameras don't recommend going that high.

The Safe Synch drops any incoming voltage to 4~6 DCV, safe for any transistor synch switch.

I semi-permanently attached one to each hot shoe connection & they're all working fine & together after many years!

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Kodak K-24 aerial reconnaissance camera ca. 1940s. SW
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Looks like a roll film back on it- which would be the largest I've ever seen.
If I were to guess at format size, it would be at least 8" X 10" at a bare minimum.
Doubt they were used hand-held very often- they were usually pintle mounted onto the gun mounts of a B-25, from what I've read...

Edit: Not a Kodak, but a graflex K-17. It often gets mis-identified as a Kodak...

https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=8129c577 ... tMi8&ntb=1

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I lifted the pic from a Russian site. As usual they didn't put a lot of research into the caption. SW

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A little more reading around the web shows an image size of about 9" X 16".
The camera was electro servo controlled for film and shutter advance.
The lens on it may very well be a Kodak 9-1/2".

I really can't see film that big being reel tank developed.
There was very likely a system for cutting the film for tray development, which makes a heck of a lot more dark-room sense.
The images must have been something else, especially with that low of an enlargement ratio...

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You couldn't cut the film before processing because there's only a latent (invisible) image on it at that point. There's no way to find where the "border between frames" was. There was a "galvanized Bathtub" developing tank, it contained 3 "developing tanks, 1 developer, one fixer & one water rinse. not daylight.

In it was a system for un-spooling the roll film on one side passing it through a gap where the chemistry could access the emulsion side & re-spooling it on the other, which was hand-cranked. The non-stop movement back & forth kept the chemistry active over the whole film area in a type of continuous agitation. When time was up you lifted the whole shebang up, drained it & lowered it into the next chemical bath.

It was a "Press" Type "Rapid Access" processing Chemistry. Permanence wasn't a concern, speed was.
Processing large roll film was a well known & (sorry) developed skill, basically invented decades earlier for processing the giant film from "Circuit" cameras used for large group portraits.
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