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TLR's rule!Ok, I don’t know why but it seems December is always busy. But, as promised, my 1949 Medium Format Camera is coming on line to be used after a very long time on display.
It is no shelf Queen or beauty product.
It’s all I have left of medium format film gear so I might as well give it a whirl.
It worked in the past, but don’t expect too much.
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Wow, Dave!Don't know if this qualifies or not. My father died in May 1940 at age 29, when I was three. His negatives were lost for 72 years, then found by a complete stranger in mint condition, stored in the dark at ambient temperature, and safely returned to me. Here is a 2 minute slide show on YouTube, the camera was a Zeiss Super Ikonta "A" with 70mm Tessar, Compur Rapid shutter. I no longer have my darkroom (I am 85) but I scanned the negatives with a Nikon 8000 Coolscan. There are about 250 rolls of film individually stored in glassine envelopes. I transferred them all into archival clear negative sleeves, and used my flat bed to "contact print" each roll of film on 8.5"x11" paper. I have each roll of film stored in a three ring binder with the corresponding roll of film (just like the old days). Merry Christmas, and I hope you enjoy the two minute tribute to my Dad.
Dave in NJ