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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:28 pm 
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These are the listing images - I haven't received the yet (though I have a similar one already). These are vest pocket folders, wallet sized cameras from the teens and '20s.

First, Contessa Piccolette (Contessa merged with Zeiss Ikon, but I'm not sure this one has the Zeiss trademark on it or not):

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Kodak Vest Pocket with the higher end Anastigmat lens. I have another one which has a simple two-element achromat meniscus lens (which I used for all those soft images that everybody here loved so much ;)):

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You can still buy film for these, and I intend to use them.


Finally, I shelled out a small fortune for this one, but not as much of a fortune as I would have paid if it were in better condition. The lens, a Voigtlander Heliar, is a highly desirable item among collectors and LF portrait photographers, because it's reputed to be razor sharp but with amazing soft bokeh and softened contrast (smooth out those wrinkles). The lenses usually go for more than I paid for this whole camera, so I think I did alright. This will be my second, and soon third, 9x12 plate camera, and now I have a few spare backs, so I'm thinking about building a DSLR adapter for them. Hell I could make a sliding back and meticulously shoot the 50 frames required to stitch back together the full 9x12 area.... okay, uhh, or maybe not.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:14 pm 
You do realize that once you cross that line between enthusiast and collector, there is no returning to "the way you were". Just to advise, calling your cameras by names like Betsy, Cindy, or Babe is the final phase of the god-awful condition. But, I'll be pulling for you. So, don't worry.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:31 pm 
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DannL wrote:
You do realize that once you cross that line between enthusiast and collector, there is no returning to "the way you were".


I used to think that collectors were the lowest form of bottom feeder, but.. well... I think I may have somehow crossed that line without meaning to.

Hey, at least I use the damned things! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:14 pm 
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walter23 wrote:
DannL wrote:
You do realize that once you cross that line between enthusiast and collector, there is no returning to "the way you were".


I used to think that collectors were the lowest form of bottom feeder, but.. well... I think I may have somehow crossed that line without meaning to.

Hey, at least I use the damned things! :)


For now my friend, for now... soon it will become logistically impossible and you'll have your favorites. Denial is the first stage you know.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:16 pm 
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These are beautiful. I was given a Voigtlander Bessa (1930) that had a fair bit of corrosion, but I'm currently working on it and cleaning it up. I hope to be able to try out some shots with it, everything seems to still be working. These camera's seem like so much fun, and they must have been amazing in their day!

Do you tend to acquire new pieces through ebay or elsewhere? I think I might start a collection of my own.... Currently my Bessa is missing the little fold out leg at the base, and the cable shutter. I'm hoping to be able to find replacement parts somewhere, but Google hasn't help me track anything down so far.

Edit: Oops... resurrected a 2 year old post!

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:07 pm 
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I wish I'd kept all my old cameras, not as old as these but I suppose they will be one day.

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This is my 1930 Voigtländer Bessa. It's quite badly corroded, but seems to still work. I'm currently in the process of trying to rescue it so i'll post some more pics once it's all cleaned up:

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