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11-11-2014, 01:03 PM - 1 Like   #2296
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Looks like a well rounded collection!

I heard that the first step is accepting the problem . . . but I wouldn't know that . . .
Problem. What problem?!

We are all just fine here

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Colton, how do you find the Bel-Air? I think it's a very handsome thing and I like the idea of 6x12 negs, but how's the performance/handling?
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Colton, how do you find the Bel-Air? I think it's a very handsome thing and I like the idea of 6x12 negs, but how's the performance/handling?
The Belair is an interesting camera. It can be lots of fun, if you don't expect too much.
It is essentially a glorified Holga, and used as such it can be fun.
Here's an album of images that I made with mine.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/daiku_san/sets/72157632724347260/
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Good job restoring it!


Any functionality or just display?
Yep, fully functional. Meter and shutter are accurate, there are a few specks of dust in the viewfinder (between the prism and the focusing screen) but I'm not going to try to get in there. It works at the moment and the specks don't affect the images.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
The Belair is an interesting camera. It can be lots of fun, if you don't expect too much.
It is essentially a glorified Holga, and used as such it can be fun.
Here's an album of images that I made with mine.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/daiku_san/sets/72157632724347260/
That's a nice gallery ... TFS, J
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Hi, my name is Colton, and I have a problem.
Shoutout to another Medalist user!

This is only a problem if you don't shoot them
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Hi, my name is Colton, and I have a problem.
I see your problem.

You lack a Yashica Mat
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Shoutout to another Medalist user!

This is only a problem if you don't shoot them
The Medalist is an awesome camera. I've used all of those cameras in the last 6 months.

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I see your problem.

You lack a Yashica Mat
Ya I was never really into TLRs. I bought the Toyocaflex last year on a whim because it was in mint condition and only $65.
My good friend John basically gave me the Rolleiflex earlier this year, now I have all the TLR I'll need

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Hi, my name is Colton, and I have a problem.
The only problem you would got to me is "how to use them all often ?"

It's a very nice piece of kit you've got here ! And you produce some very nice picture with it !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
The Belair is an interesting camera. It can be lots of fun, if you don't expect too much.
It is essentially a glorified Holga, and used as such it can be fun.
Here's an album of images that I made with mine.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/daiku_san/sets/72157632724347260/
I agree with Jean, nice set. I must say, I'm very tempted. But I impulse-bought a mint Zorki-4 on fleabay about an hour ago, so perhaps it'll have to wait.
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I agree with Jean, nice set. I must say, I'm very tempted. But I impulse-bought a mint Zorki-4 on fleabay about an hour ago, so perhaps it'll have to wait.
Thank you.
The Zorki 4 is a beautiful camera. I just finished a roll of 100 TMAX in mine.
What year is the one you bought? Mine is from 1957.

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The only problem you would got to me is "how to use them all often ?"

It's a very nice piece of kit you've got here ! And you produce some very nice picture with it !
Ya, it is tough to keep using all of them
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My little S-M-C Takumar collection. It seems to grow about one a year.
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Hi, my name is Colton, and I have a problem.
Yes, clearly you have a problem -- your table is too small!
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The Zorki 4 is a beautiful camera. I just finished a roll of 100 TMAX in mine.
What year is the one you bought? Mine is from 1957.
Mine is a 1970, so relatively young as they go. It looks lovely and it'll be my first interchangeable lens rangefinder, which I'm excited about. I want one of those fancy turret finders.
Also looking forward to being looked down on by Leica users in the same way that old men like to point out that 'I always used Nikons myself' when they see my SPF
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Hi, my name is Colton, and I have a problem.
That's nothing...my actual list of gear in the UK consists in:

1) Pentax K1000
2) Pentax LX
3) Pentax MX
4) Canon F-1
5) Nikon F2AS
6) Nikon FM
7) Zenit 19
8) Zenit 12XS
10) Leningrad
11) Zorki 4K
12) Zorki 6
13) Zarya
14) ZI Super Ikonta III
15) Almaz 103
16) Kiev 15TTL
17) TWO (both not working well) Kiev 17

And the rest is at home.

P.S. You need a Soviet Iskra in your collection

QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Thank you.
The Zorki 4 is a beautiful camera. I just finished a roll of 100 TMAX in mine.
What year is the one you bought? Mine is from 1957.

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Ya, it is tough to keep using all of them
Somebody mentioned the Z4? This is my 4k from 1977:



Unfortunately not having parallax compensation at close range it might create some composition problems, however it's a serious camera, even if I prefer the feel and look of the Zorki 6.



If you're good at guessing the exposure it can make good pics too!

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