Items of Interest, or Odds and Ends


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Items of Interest, or Odds and Ends

4 Jul 2020 12:31AM   Views : 457 Unique : 349

Over the years a mass of interesting bits and pieces has flowed through my fingers. We buy things, we enjoy them, we sell them, they continually circulate and it's really the meat and drink of the amateur photographer. Just that one more accessory that's absolutely essential. Just that one more lens....Of course, eventually photography moves on and desirable items no longer have any practical use and then they become collectables. And don't we just love collectables....

I'm going to look in some of my old image folders now and see what I can find that once was so desirable. Let's discover what there is together.

Anyone for a dry mounting kit? This is for mounting prints on board using a special heated tissue system.

A folding plate drier.

Photography magazine, 1956

Vintage films

Kodak Beehive Safelight

The beautiful Voigtlander Bessamatic of 1959

Ilford chemicals

Minox Leica M3

Wallace Heaton Zodel

Pathescope Film Splicer

Voigtlander Bessa RF, 1947

Rollei 35

Kodak Brownie 127 Albino

Reynard The Fox 1 - coloured glass slides


Photo Sniper Outfit

The Dorothy Vernon Steps, Haddon Hall

Wray Brass Lens

It's just endless really, who could fail to love some part of photography, be it collecting, equipment, or even shooting pictures. One day very soon the last option will be back!

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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 450
4 Jul 2020 2:06AM
Quite a selection!
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
4 Jul 2020 5:33PM
You say 'the beautiful Voigtlander Bessamatic of 1959' I couldn't agree more. I bought a used one about 4 years ago because my Vito B was my first 35mm camera and I have had a few Vito varieties through my hands but never used them and I always wanted a Bessamatic (and a barn door Vitessa!).
In 2017 I hadn't taken a photo on a colour print film for probably 10 years. I put a 24 exposure film in the Bessamatic, I think it was a Poundland Agfa Vista.
I went to a summer classic car show and moved around the exhibits taking pictures, guessing exposures because although the needle in the viewfinder moves, I did not trust it. A couple of mature aged men asked about the camera, one said 'a classic'
The end result 24 perfectly exposed, perfectly focused negatives, some with that distinctive 'film' look. Down to the camera and the lens rather than me.

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