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OT: Re: filmscanners: open and control



The Super Six-20 was a folding camera, if I'm not mistaken. If that's what Rich 
is talking about, it's pretty rare and worth at least $1000, according to my 
book. In that case, I'd *definitely* like to take a look at it! :-)

Best regards--LRA
--

On Wed, 06 Jun 2001 16:09:18  
 Hersch Nitikman wrote:
>I think you might be talking about the Super Kodak 620, which was 
>apparently the first automatic exposure camera. It had a big sensor array 
>above the lens area. It was a folder, also. Very 'advanced', but died out 
>before long.
>
>At 02:27 PM 06/04/2001, you wrote:
>>Richard wrote:
>>
>> > What was that monster Kodak 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 rangefinder (220 film) that they
>>sold during the war and possibly before?  Beautifully built in the US,
>>uncoatedoptics that were quite good, it looked like a kid's toy on steriods.
>>
>>Oooh, that's a toughie. The Medalist was a 620, but it looks and sounds like
>>you describe. Right years, too--1941-1946. Could also be a Duex, also 620,
>>1940-1946, but cheap, probably not as heavy as you describe. If you have one
>>and send it to me, I could get a much better fix on it--I'd pay the shipping
>>one-way. Don't ever expect to get it back, OTOH. ;-)
>>
>>The Retina IIIc was in fact one of the last really good cameras Kodak made,
>>from about 1960. German-made largely, certainly the optics with a Compur
>>shutter. Kodak also made some reasonably good reflex cameras about then.  I
>>don't have any of them, but I know of a lake where there's one at the bottom
>>of. :-)
>>
>>Best regards--LRA
>>
>>
>>------Original Message------
>>From: Richard.Starr@valley.net (Richard Starr)
>>To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>>Sent: June 4, 2001 7:20:37 PM GMT
>>Subject: Re: filmscanners: open and control
>>
>>
>>--- You wrote:
>>Argus had almost "ruled the roost" for reasonably-priced 35mm with its
>>C-Series "bricks" (Kodak did have the very good Retina, which was smaller,
>>lighter...and German-made; and the Ektra-- these were in very short supply
>>and cost $300 in the 1940's--the eauivalent of $3000 or more in today's
>>economy).
>>--- end of quoted material ---
>>Lynn,
>>
>>What was that monster Kodak 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 rangefinder (220 film) that they
>>sold
>>during the war and possibly before?  Beautifully built in the US, uncoated
>>optics that were quite good, it looked like a kid's toy on steriods.  I had
>>one
>>for a while.  Some years ago you could pick them up quite cheaply.  I think
>>they were intended for the military.
>>
>>I loved my Retina IIIC but it left static tracks on Tri X film.  Made
>>beautiful
>>chromes.  I had both auxiliary lenses too.
>>
>>Rich

>
>


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