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08-20-2015, 09:43 AM - 3 Likes   #3226
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Posting pics of my new Zenobia 645. I LIKE this little gem, I note the serial number is too cool for school. #96960





The DOF scale is handy, and I use it a lot, with scale focus it really helps!


First roll was B&W, Ultrafine in Caffenol-C



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QuoteOriginally posted by 45 Mike Quote
Posting pics of my new Zenobia 645. I LIKE this little gem, I note the serial number is too cool for school. #96960
Very cool! I just won a Franka Solida III at auction for a great price and am patiently awaiting it's arrival. 6x6 folder with a rather fast lens for those. Post more pics from your new one when you get them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Very cool! I just won a Franka Solida III at auction for a great price and am patiently awaiting it's arrival. 6x6 folder with a rather fast lens for those. Post more pics from your new one when you get them.
Nice! I prefer the TLR for 6x6. I also have the Agfa Billy record II, which I use for color 6x9 and a Franka Rolfix II that I use for B&W.

I will likely use this Zenobia for color mostly, I have a roll of Ektar 100 in it right now, but I might switch to Fuji 100 at some point. I hear the Fuji greens are better. I need to test that and see what I like.

Here is a unintentional double exposure with flash, last shot on first roll.

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So here's my new "temporary" Pentax.
Would that be a Tempax?


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Would that be a Tempax?


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Retina 1BS scarce as only about 13000 made 1962-3
The "S" in it's name likely refers to it being the 'Solid' version of the 1B folder model. Like the 1B, it has a coupled meter to a viewfinder needle but the camera is fully manual, without a rangefinder. However, dots appear in the upper viewfinder to indicate the distance zone you selected. I like this camera because it doesn't have the Light Value system of setting exposure, which can be restrictive of settings.


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08-21-2015, 12:45 AM - 1 Like   #3232
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QuoteOriginally posted by 45 Mike Quote
Posting pics of my new Zenobia 645. I LIKE this little gem, I note the serial number is too cool for school. #96960
I bet it will give you a few "zen moments" that one. :-p
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QuoteOriginally posted by 45 Mike Quote
Posting pics of my new Zenobia 645. I LIKE this little gem, I note the serial number is too cool for school. #96960

I like that serial #.

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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Very cool! I just won a Franka Solida III at auction for a great price and am patiently awaiting it's arrival. 6x6 folder with a rather fast lens for those. Post more pics from your new one when you get them.
I have one of them, very nice camera. Somewhat chunkier than my Zeiss Ikon folders. I bought it for the flexibility of the viewfinder and the faster lens, and now it's my medium format camera for travel.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I have one of them, very nice camera. Somewhat chunkier than my Zeiss Ikon folders. I bought it for the flexibility of the viewfinder and the faster lens, and now it's my medium format camera for travel.
I took half a roll yesterday afternoon after familiarizing myself a little bit - I'm definitely liking this little guy and can't wait to see the results. Threw a roll of Provia 100F in it that I'll try and finish today. I'm not completely sure which model I've got... marked as the Solida III, but the viewing window fronts are small and circular and it has an uncoupled rangefinder suggesting it's a Solida IIIe I think... Not certain, but it's in great condition and even took a self-timer shot last night.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
I took half a roll yesterday afternoon after familiarizing myself a little bit - I'm definitely liking this little guy and can't wait to see the results. Threw a roll of Provia 100F in it that I'll try and finish today. I'm not completely sure which model I've got... marked as the Solida III, but the viewing window fronts are small and circular and it has an uncoupled rangefinder suggesting it's a Solida IIIe I think... Not certain, but it's in great condition and even took a self-timer shot last night.
What lens?
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If it has a rangefinder I think it's a IIIe. Here's mine:


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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
What lens?
It has the Radionar 80 2.9

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
If it has a rangefinder I think it's a IIIe. Here's mine:


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It does, but the rangefinder windows are small and round, rather than square (matching the composition window)... Here's a quick shot.


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One more shot... I really can't get over (this is my first folder camera) how compact these are for MF. The first photo really makes the camera look far larger than it is, so here's one more with my Ricoh GR alongside for scale.


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Not only were the folders compact, they had very good size negatives (I think they're at their best with B&W). I've always been a little sorry I didn't keep the Super Ikonta C I had for a while in the 1950's. However, it used 620 film, which by maybe 1980 was extinct.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
It has the Radionar 80 2.9
This was used in many Franka cameras, such as my Rolfix 6X9. The Radionar is a very good Schneider triplet designed for folders and shows excellent results on that large negative. Mine has a screen to cut negative size to 6x6 if desired.


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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Not only were the folders compact, they had very good size negatives (I think they're at their best with B&W).
Indeed, here is a sample of the Radionar on the Rolfix:
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