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24 Apr 2021 9:31AM

Quote:True craftsmanship and made about a mile from where I grew up.
A Gandolfi field camera (and still made today as far as I know).

Indeed sadly long gone, when I started studying photography at college in 1971, for our first year we were only allowed to use Gandolfi 5 x 4 field cameras, for our second and third years we were allowed to use the colleges Sinars, I still preferred the Gandolfi.

I never had one of the traditional style wooden Gandolfis, but went for the less traditional Variant made of black MDF. While it was a wonderful camera for endless movements, I developed a serious skin condition which meant I couldn't reliably tighten the knurled nuts when setting it up, so it had to go. It's surprising how little info seems to be available on it, but this site probably has all you would need to know about the Variant.
25 Apr 2021 3:59PM

Pentax MX-1 - Somewhere between retro and new styling.
2 May 2021 12:15AM
The Minolta x300/500/700 were the sexiest of yesteryear, i am drawn to the Canon Camera's of more modern ilk.

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