perjantai 31. tammikuuta 2014

Vanhat kamerat

En muista tarkalleen milloin aloitin vanhojen laatikkokameroiden keräämisen, mutta joskus ennen 2010 vuotta tai siinä paikkeilla se mielestäni oli.
Kokoelmissani olevat kamerat olen löytänyt Huuto.netistä sekä kirpputoreilta ja ovat kaikki luultavasti toimimattomia.
Periaatteeni tässä taloudellisessa tilanteessa on ollut että olen ostanut vain jos hinta on ollut alle 20 euroa.
Kokoelmassa on tätä nykyä muitakin kuin pelkkiä laatikoita ja kameroita on tällä hetkellä 28 kappaletta, joista vanhin Googlen mukaan yli sata vuotias.

Esittelen kutakin kameraa hieman tarkemmin, sen verran mitä netistä tietoa löytyy, Camerapedia mm. on hyvä sivu tähän:

Bilora Special Box
The Bilora Special Box camera was manufactured by the Kurbi & Niggeloh (Bilora) Company of Radevormwald/RHLD, Germany beginning in 1954. This box camera was constructed of metal with leatherette covering and an art deco etched face plate. It was capable of capturing 6 X 9 cm exposures on no. 120 roll film. It was fitted with a fixed focus portrait lens a simple instantaneous shutter.

Zeiss Ikon Nettar 
The Nettar series was introduced in the late 30's and continued in production until the late 50's, AG.,Stutgart, Germany
Nettar is a folding 120 roll film camera.  It has no rangefinder, the shutter is rather simple and a three element It has the f4.5 75mm Novar-Anastigmat lens and a Gauthier Prontor SVS shutter  and  the viewfinder is built "into" the camera.

Lubitel 2
Lubitel (Russian: Любитель, Russian for Amateur) refers to any of the several medium format twin-lens reflex cameras manufactured in Russia by LOMO. The design is based on the early 1930s Voigtländer Brillant camera with various improvements.
They are often considered toy cameras due to cheap price, bakelite and later plastic construction and low build quality. However the Lubitels use 120 film, feature Cooke triplet, all-glass lenses and shutter speeds can be set from Bulb to 1/250 of a second. Apertures vary from f/4.5 to f/22. These characteristics are closer to those of an amateur TLR of the fifties than a toy or disposable camera. They can achieve excellent results when the lens is stopped down but, as with any 3-elements lens, the results will be soft by today's standards at larger apertures.
Lubitel cameras are often used by art photographers or amateurs looking for a cheap introduction to medium format.
Lubitel-2 1955-1977

Bilora Bella 44
Manufacturer: Bilora, Germany
Shutter: B, 1/50, 1/100s
In production: 1953-1966
The Bella was a line of cheap but attractive and well-built 120, 127 roll film and 35mm cameras made by Bilora in Germany. The Bellas went through several revisions over the life of the name. The body was based on alloy castings, with added leather-effect covering - in various colour combinations. Each was styled a little more like a 35mm camera than a roll film one. The back was removable for film loading, and most models featured a different, large back catch.

The 44 models took twelve 4x4cm images on 127 film; the 46 models made 6x4cm frames on 127, and the 66 models took 6x6 photos on 120 film.

The Bella 44-1 was also sold by Ansco, rebadged as the Ansco Lancer. Bilora also used the names Roxa, Bonita and Reporter for Bella variants.

Premier PC600 
The Premier PC600 is a nice black 35mm point-and-shoot plastic camera made by Premier, Premier Image Technology Corp. was founded in 1983 as Premier Camera Taiwan Ltd.

Adox Polo 1
The Polo series from Adox in Germany is a series of 35mm viewfinder cameras begun in 1959. These share a neat, attractive body style (somewhat spoiled by the selenium meter in their more expensive siblings the Polomat and Polomatic).

The Polo from 1960 has an Adoxar 45mm f/3.5 lens, and a three-speed shutter.
The Polo 1 has a 45mm f/3.5 Adoxar or Isconar 45mm f/2.8 lens, in a Vario or Prontor 125 shutter.

HP Photosmart M307 digital camera

Canon Digital Ixus  4.0 megapixels

Agfa ISO - Rapid IF
The Iso-Rapid IF is a small rectanglar camera made in Germany by Agfa, c.1965, for their Rapid film catridges. It is similar to the Iso-Rapid I, but with an added AG-1 flashbulb holder. The Isinar f8 lens has three apertures, set into a two-speed Parator shutter.

Fujica ST701 maybe from year 1976-1977
Fujica is the name given by Fujifilm of Japan to its line of still-photography and motion picture cameras.
Fuji began producing cameras in 1948 with the Fujica Six. Until the late 1970s, many cameras made by Fuji were called Fujica, a contraction of Fuji and camera (cf Leica, Yashica etc.).

Silette Rapid L
Silette Rapid L is a 35mm film viewfinder camera made by Agfa and introduced in 1964. It belongs to the long lasting Silette series.

The camera uses Agfa Rapid 35mm film cartridges. It has a built-in uncoupled Selenium cell lightmeter, Agfa Color-Agnar 45mm f/2.8 lens in Prontor 250.

AGFA was the abbreviation for Aktien-Gesellschaft für Anilin-Fabrikation, given in 1873 to a company that had been founded in Berlin in 1867.

Smena Symbol type 3 (1971-72)
Smena Symbol (Смена Символ) is a viewfinder 35mm film camera made by LOMO and produced between 1970-93. Smena Symbol = Смена Символ, Smena means Young Generation or Relay.

There are 8 types and 3 sub-types of the Smena-Symbol. Export types were named as Revue 135 Symbol, Panorama, and Cosmic Symbol.

The Leningradskoe Optiko Mechanichesckoe Objedinenie (LOMO, or ЛОМО, in Cyrillic) was one of the largest and most secret companies in the Soviet Union. Before 1966 it had been GOMZ. They designed and made almost all of the optics used by Soviet military and space programs, but also made normal cameras like the Voigtländer Brillant copy LOMO Lubitel 2. In 1976 LOMO made the world's largest telescope, with a mirror that is 6 meters in diameter.

Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Auto Focus Camera

The Hi-Matic AF2 is an early auto focus point and shoot camera from Minolta. "Hi-Matic", of course, was carried over from Minolta's very popular series of rangefinder cameras, such as the Hi-Matic 7s, and many others. As was typical of the time, and unlike its earlier rangefinder siblings, the AF2 is constructed of mostly plastic, but manages to feel moderately well made. The plus side is you get a lightweight camera which sports an nice, sharp, contrasty 38mm F2.8 lens.

Yashica Electro 35 GSN (vanhempieni kamera lapsuus-ajoiltani)
(1966-1977; GSN: 1971-1977) Yashica Camera Co., Japan
The Yashica Electro 35 was one of the most popular consumer 35mm cameras of the 1960s and 1970s.
The Yashica Electro 35 is an aperture-priority camera. Pick your aperture, and the Yashica Electro 35 selects the shutter speed, from 1/500 up to thirty seconds or more!

Voigtländer Vitoret
Voigtländer Vitoret is a 35mm film viewfinder camera manufactured by Voigtländer & Sohn AG, Braunschweig, former West Germany and produced between 1961-1971

The Voigtländer Vitoret series were a very successful range of consumer level inexpensive cameras that were produced from 1961 to 1971. Vitoret series were more inexpensive than the Vito range cause there were the choice of lenses and shutters and a more simple internal design. All series produced with quantity ca 700.000. Many Vitoret cameras are often still useable and capable of providing good results.

Keystone Fun Shooter 2 (Keystone Berkey Pocket Camera) Circa 1960's


Polaroid 2000 Land Camera
Red Button

Kodak Brownie Six-20  Model C 
A series of 620 film box cameras made of sheet metal, by Kodak Ltd. in England. There were three generations, from 1937-41, 1946-53 and - renamed "Brownie Six-20" - 1953-57

Kodak Brownie Six-20  Model D
The Six-20 Brownie Model D is a workhorse of a camera for a great series produced in the UK for 20 years, starting in 1937. These box cameras were made to last using heavy-duty sheetmetal. I come across these cameras often at flea markets and yard sales, and rarely does one not work!

Kodak Brownie Flash 3
The Kodak Brownie Flash II, III and IV were box cameras, taking 2¼ × 3¼" exposures on type 620 film. Construction was of sheet metal, with plastic shutter-release button and advance knob; they were made by Kodak Ltd. in England from 1957-1960. They were improved versions of the Brownie Models C, D, E, and F.

The Flash II and III were black with a green-striped front panel; the Flash IV was brown with gilt-effect finish on the exposed metal parts and a light-coloured leather-effect covering on the body. It is very similar to the Flash B model, but adds a tripod bush and has differently-shaped close-up and filter sliders. The Flash II had a slider for close-ups and a tripod bush, the Flash III and IV had the close-up slider and added a yellow "cloud" filter, a cable release socket plus a shutter lock for long exposures.

Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor maybe year 1934.

Kodak Box 620 
PLACE MANUFACTURED: Germany, Stuttgart
FILM TYPE: 620 rollfilm IMAGE SIZE: 6 x 9cm
STANDARD LENSES/SHUTTERS: meniscus, three apertures box-shutter lenses.

Coronet 020 Box
Made in England, 1930's.

Agfa Synchro Box 600
Agfa Synchro Box 600, also known as Agfa Synchro Box, is a medium format box camera manufactured by Agfa Camerawerk AG, München, Germany between 1951-57. It is a version of Agfa Box 50. The Synchro term in the name is for flash sync shutter.

The optics are rather simple, so image quality is a bit better than a toy camera, but not significantly so. Photographs can have the dreamy soft focus like Holga pictures, but unlike toy cameras, image quality is fairly sharp throughout the photograph with little or no vignetting around the edges. Also, the large negative size is a definite plus, just print contact sheets from Synchro-Box negatives.

No.2 Brownie camera model C
MANUFACTURER: Eastman Kodak Company
FILM TYPE: 120 rollfilm IMAGE SIZE: 2¼ x 3¼ inch.
STANDARD LENSES/SHUTTERS: meniscus, rotary shutter

Kodak Eastman, Brownie No.2A Model C (Canada) 1907–1911

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