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A Few Oddities for the Colectors!

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A Few Oddities for the Colectors!

16 Apr 2013 7:35PM   Views : 764 Unique : 567

A few interesting things have passed my way recently. The first is the Minolta Paradjuster. This cunning device allows composition and focusing and then raises the camera into the taking position, thus avoiding parallax error at close distances:
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The Minolta Autopole is a polarising filter for TLRs. Two filters, connected by gearing, so that the effect you see in the viewing and taking lenses is the same:
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Olympus have made a few lenses in their time, but here's a rare 35mm Shift lens, which allows the axis of the lens to be shifted in two directions. Goodbye to converging lines!
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Bur kudos to the Vivitar QDOs 3D lens kit, a magnificent beast of a lens with coloured filters that can be switched in to make 3D images. Supplied complete with special glasses and also able to be used as a normal 70-210mm lens.
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Just a few items from the things that pass myway!

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Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
16 Apr 2013 10:56PM
I seem to recall reviewing the Vivitar for Practical Photography when it came out back in the early 90s. Coincidentally about the same time Ed Busiak offered to sell me his Olympus Shift lens. We agreed a price and then he changed his mind about selling.

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pablophotographer 5 682 270
17 Apr 2013 12:10AM
very useful devices Smile

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