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06-17-2013, 11:13 PM   #16
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Asahi optical historical club

Following is also helpful page specially for AOC product

AOHC website
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06-18-2013, 05:49 AM   #17
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Indeed, AOHC is a wonderful resource.

I give Mr. Kreckel (Certo6) a lot of credit for helping overcome a fear of vintage folders.
Certo6 - Vintage Folding Cameras
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For me Pat Gainer and Ed BUffaloe for bringing Rodinal back form the shadows...

Also Rick Oleson, the guys at MIR.com.my and kyphoto!
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Has anybody ever heard of Mark Hama? Back in the distant past he was busy helping make Yashica MAT 124G cameras in Japan. At this time of his life he repairs the same cameras as well as vintage Yashica rangefinders.

http://markhama.com/


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(...I hear he also does vintage Leica and Canon rangefinders too...)
Heh - Mark Hama worked on my Spotmatics before I found Eric. I had to call first and speak to (I presume) his wife, who spoke faster and more sharply than a Carry Out order clerk. But they came back in perfect order and cleaner tha I sent them.

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I guess at one time I was up to several hundred links in my Pentax Bookmarks Folder - and so far I had evey one mentioned here - but I lost the .pst (I think it is) file when I upgraded WinNT to XP

So -
J. Colwell (SPLOSDB)
Stan Halpin at Stan's Pentax
Mark Roberts' Service Manual Archive (and re-do of the Vivitar Series 1 70~210 series)
Yoshihiko Takinami's Lens test pages

And that's just Pentax. I understand quite a lot of the Monaghan Cult Classics material is available at Fred Miranda.

I think 15 years is a long, long time and we've all gotten a bit older.
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Let's not forget our own Nesster (Jussi) who publishes scans from vintage books and magazines on Flickr.


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06-20-2013, 03:27 PM   #22
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How about -

The Manual Focus Lens forums, where there's a lot of good and informed discussion on the lenses we use on our old cameras. It's a bit 'lively' at times and there are many people there with strong opinions, but it's a great resource for MF lenses.
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And here's a little known corner of the universe, The Camera Collectors forum. The knowledge of some of these guys here is astonishing, it's a very.......'gentlemanly atmosphere' there but non the worse for that.
Home | The Camera Collector
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This thread may take on the guise of a resource in its own right!

Have we mentioned Ron Herron's Mamiya site?

Mamiya 35mm Cameras by Ron Herron

...and for manual focus Minolta,

The Rokkor Files

...and for Yashica rangefinder cameras, there is the Yashica Guy

Yashica Electro 35 & Rangefinder camera user Homepage

BTW...the Yashica guy (Joe Wolff) is a source for hard to find mercury replacement battery adapters.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
This thread may take on the guise of a resource in its own right!

Have we mentioned Ron Herron's Mamiya site?

Mamiya 35mm Cameras by Ron Herron

...and for manual focus Minolta,

The Rokkor Files

...and for Yashica rangefinder cameras, there is the Yashica Guy

Yashica Electro 35 & Rangefinder camera user Homepage

BTW...the Yashica guy (Joe Wolff) is a source for hard to find mercury replacement battery adapters.


Steve

Another ditto for the Rokkor Files, and Karen Nakamura's Photoethnography site; I have both on my Favorites as well as some Kodak related sites (for Retinas, etc.). I also go here for Yashica rangefinder info (sort of a complilation of links and articles):

Yashicaddiction -- Yashica rangefinder camera resources -- Battery Adapter
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How about those who sweat the details about the many different cameras of the former Soviet Union (FSU). One of my favorites is SovietCams.com:

Soviet and Russian Cameras


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(...yes, there were that many versions of the FED 35mm rangefinder camera...)
06-22-2013, 07:33 AM   #26
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This ones good and I use it for Pentax 6x7 lens info:

Antique & Classic Cameras:

Antique and Classic Cameras

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How about those who sweat the details about the many different cameras of the former Soviet Union (FSU). One of my favorites is SovietCams.com:
Hey, that's a local guy(s - father and son)! I've actually met up with him and bought an Olympic Zenit-E with a pristine Helios 44.
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This ones good and I use it for Pentax 6x7 lens info:

Antique & Classic Cameras:

Antique and Classic Cameras

Phil.
A very cool site with many strange and wonderful things!


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Now or never:

The Unofficial Guide to Ricoh Cameras and Rikenon Lenses

and S. Gandy's nice articles:

Classic Camera Profiles

and finally Misha Konings Kodak Collection:

kodak classics - mischa koning
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vranx Quote
Now or never:

The Unofficial Guide to Ricoh Cameras and Rikenon Lenses

and S. Gandy's nice articles:

Classic Camera Profiles

and finally Misha Konings Kodak Collection:

kodak classics - mischa koning
Thank you, Vranx. It is Misha's site (and the links to other Kodak site that he has) I go to when wanting information on Retinas first.

This one may be of interest to you if you've not found it before. He also does his part to keep many models in service.

Chris's Camera Pages
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