Tag Archives: rangefinder

Topic – Minolta AL

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When I started my excursions in field of old cameras I was immediately attracted to real antiquities, Agfa’s from the 1920’s and 1930’s, Zeisses from the 1950’s. They were easy to understand and disassemble and occasionally even used as cameras! … Continue reading

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Topic – Help for Old Rangefinders

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It is not uncommon for old rangefinders to have rather bleak rangefinder patches. The Aires mentioned before on this blog was, for example, hardly useable unless in very bright conditions. But help is available. I am embarrassed it is not … Continue reading

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Aires In Glorious Colour

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The Aires continues to perform. It is too bad the rangefinder patch is so hard to see… Anyway there were a number of exposed ¬†Fuji Superia 200-rolls around and after developing them with Tetenal C-41 one was apparently taken with … Continue reading

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Topic – Another Oldie/Goldie — Aires 35-III

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For the untrained eye the Aires 35 [pronounced like ‘high-res’ without the initial ‘h’ and not like in ‘Buenos’] sure looks like a Leica rangefinder but it is in fact a japanese camera from the mid-1950’s. The 35-III model stems … Continue reading

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Topic – Medium Format Formats Woes

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Recently it dawned on me that I have not used the fine Fuji GW690II for a while. Why is that? While it is a fantastic camera in many ways I have found two drawbacks with it: 1/ I only get … Continue reading

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