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Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

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Re: Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

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Still got the Weston Master 2 light meter, with leather case, that I bought, to go with Retinette, from a little mail order company, in Edgware, called Dixons  Cool
pierre_pierre
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Re: Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

big list of lens adapters here http://www.srb-griturn.com/camera-adaptors-306-c.asp
I have a copy of the Blue book some where, might try and find it
pierre_pierre
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Re: Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

nothings new  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eadweard_Muybridge  I have a 3d picture in my hands by this guy, taken in 1872, trying to find some more
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Re: Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

this one from the 1870 , I can manage to see it in 3d, yo have to stare at it before you see the imaqge
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Re: Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

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and dont look at the thread/socket.  fell into that trap a long time ago, the Pratica and Leica have the same thread, but a different lens to film depth

Thanks for that..... this camera does not have a screw thread fitment for the lens(es)... it is a simple lock pin and release catch system....
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@shutter. you might be interested in this link. If you scroll down you'll find an Exakta guide:
http://www.marriottworld.com/stock/bookstock.htm

I think I already have that little booklet.... (see my blogsite pic)...

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big list of lens adapters here http://www.srb-griturn.co...camera-adaptors-306-c.asp

that may well be an idea to keep on my bookmarks,...... IF  I decide to keep the lenses.!  (thanks)
(sorry pierre, but I don`t see the connections....to my original query.... in your other two posts.... )
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Re: Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

Vintage photography - it is Chit Chat you know
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Re: Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

Having done a bit more research, it seems the camera I have is about  1970`s
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Found my BlueBook, it full title is the Hove International Blue Book
My one is 1992 -1993
It is the guide prices for Classic and Collectable Cameras.
It has a selection of Ihagee -Kamerawerk Dresden cameras 10 Exakta, but not the one you have, does that mean it is not a classic or collectable?

Found a review of when it was made - 1970, cost 250$ or there abouts
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Re: Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

@shutter, uhmm! the one I've been referring to is probably quite a bit earlier than that. If I was just about in my teen's (a bit unclear about exactly when) that would have made it very early 60's. I do recall my brother bought it from the NAFFI while he was doing his National Service in Germany. So I suppose it may not of quite been available over here pre-dating availability in the UK for a while...but not sure about that.
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This is from the maker, an intro review to the US in 1970
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@pierre,.  Possible not a collector item in 1990`s as it would only have been about 20 years old..... not sure "how collectable" this one is now.... except I suspect to a SLR collector, it may well be "interesting" because of it`s condition and the "extras"  (lenses, leather case etc.,) that are with it.... I shall have to keep it in the boot of the car, for a week or two, to see if I come across any camera shops with "old gear" in, and nip in for an estimate...

@Petlew..... Yes, The NAAFI in Germany would have been the place to buy a camera, especially a "local made" one, as during the 1960`s / 70`s NAAFI used to offer a "Duty Free" purchase scheme for items such as camera`s, TV  Record Players, etc.,.... (Not sure if they still do now...)
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My brother in Law purchased a Rollie in Cyprus whilst on service at about 1960, got stung by customs on the way back
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dont know if your library would have a copy but the blue book is still published, now in 14th edition  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hove-International-Blue-Book-Collectable/dp/1874707367
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Re: Vintage 35mm Film SLR camera.... Help and Advice needed

this site seems to have some old reviews of the RTL
http://www.oldtimercameras.com/stock/Model.asp?Model=4883&ModelPage=true