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Old 01-12-2015, 02:00 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by JimThias View Post
Kent, I thought you were using those old fashioned cameras. Did you give up on them?
No, not at all. I still carry a Leica IIIc (1942) with 1940s vintage 28/35/50/90mm Leica lenses. Several of my best shots from last year came from that camera. I also keep my Chamonix 045 4x5 field camera in my car (it's modern) along with four lenses vintage 1910 to 1928. Still have my pre-Civil War lenses from 1845, 1848, 1854, 1858, and 1862 as well. I have plenty of other "stuff" as well, mostly from the 1920s & 30s. Last year I had a ~100mm Petzval made in the 1870s and a 50mm Darlot doublet lens from 1895 put into F mount by SK Grimes so I can use them on my Nikons. I love the look I get from these old lenses, and the Leica is my favorite camera to use, especially for "street" photography in cities.


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