zaterdag 9 juni 2012
Ensign 29 (4: after the war)
So Agfa Wolfen became Агфа Вольфен first, look at all the languages on the box - even "fabricacion alemana" (Spanish?) and selling, probably, old stock (6 iso 8) and, vèry weird: in this E29 size. For whom? I don't know of any Russian or German * 129 camera, and in the fifties? But I was very glad to be able to put them in my Ensign, compare them with contemporary HP3 ( Weston 125 ! became later ASA 400 of course) in the bakelite Soho (with that incredible depth-of-field, how did they manage thàt!)
*Yes, there was a very nice Welta Perle for 129 film around in the thirties! Welta became later VEB Pentacon...
(The mill left: "die Geismühle", look below. Right: "the Giant" in Ottersum.)