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woensdag 18 augustus 2010

the Thirties: 135 film



The Contax was great, of course, and the Leica, but grain, sensitivity, non-coated lenses (even the quality-stuff from Schneider) were big problems for small-camera-lovers. In 1938 Nagel (Kodak) made the fine Retina II (and the bigger Duo 620 with the Tessar I prefer), a small but heavy folder.
I cheated a bit: the Rex II light-meter I used today is from the Forties but the light was very bad. Even on RolleiRockhard80 the Xenon at 5,6 couldn't cope with the contre jour.

"Wer gewinnt ?" Very ominous.