Tuesday, November 01, 2005

In Praise of Well-crafted Cameras

Contina for Me
Originally uploaded by argusmaniac.
I purchased this Zeiss-Ikon Contina III at the MiPHS camera show in late October for $40. It's a beautiful camera. It's in excellent condition, everything moves as it should, with a precise feeling about it. It came with a 45mm f/2.8 Pantar lens, which I now know is removeable, thanks to my friends over on Craig Nelson's site . If anyone has the 30mm and 75 mm front elements for this camera, send me an email. These cameras were made 1955-1958, which means this camera is about the same age as I am.

Right now, I am shooting a roll of Ektachrome 100, and from everything I have heard, the images ought to be very good, unless I goofed somewhere...

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