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Photographica Fair, Houten, March 28, The Netherlands
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Photographica Fair, Houten, March 28, The Netherlands Reply with quote

FYI: the Houten Photographica fair is held next sunday. Still the biggest indoor event of its kind, I hope some of you could attent. I'll be there together with pich900.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tempting! I hope I can fit it in the schedule!


PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it only wasn't so far away.
But I will go to the Solms camera show next Saturday. Wink


PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With 80% certainity I will be there.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be joining the crowds as well..


PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be nice to meet you all.

I'll be at tables F16 + F17


PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, won't be able to make it.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And have we found something? Here are my purchases (total price below 100 euros):

- Kodak Retina Reflex III with Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm f/1.9 Xenon (DKL mount)
- Schneider-Kreuznach 45mm f/2.8 Xenar (DKL mount)
- Asahiflex Bellowscope with 135mm f/4.5 Fujita (37mm mount for the Asahiflex)
- Some pre-war photography shops booklets/brochures with guilder prices).

The DKL lenses are interesting because I usually find they are still fairly cheap (for as long as it lasts). The Schneider Xenar and Xenon will be compared to the Voigtlnder Skopar and Septon.

The Asahiflex Bellowscope is nice. Not only because it's an item I didn't have in my collection, but because so many Asahiflex goodies came with it. There are two Asahiflex extension tubes on it, and also a M37 mount 135mm f/4.5 Fujita (the smallest 135mm lens for a 35mm SLR I have ever seen). But a nice touch is that there seems to be an original and rare Asahi M37 to M42 adapter ring installed! I only found out about that when I was back home.




At the end of the 60's they knew how to design cameras. However, the Kodak is definitely over-engineered. You don't wanna know what happens when you trip the shutter button!




The Asahiflex Bellowscope. The adapter ring is engraved with "Japan".




The Fujita on the camera it was intended for: the Asahiflex.




The 50mm f/1.9 Xenon looks very classy on the Pentax *ist DS.




The Xenar doesn't look bad either!




Bokeh wide open of the 45mm Xenar...




Bokeh wide open of the 50mm Xenon...



PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey nice purchase! They are all looks new Shocked Congrats!


PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Hey nice purchase! They are all looks new Shocked Congrats!


Thanks! Yes, they look good, don't they? But the Fujita is definitely very dirty in and out; I'm going to clean it. I'm interested in how it performs. More on that later!


PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats spot! great find


PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice acquisitions, Peter.
You'll like the Retina lenses, I'm sure.


PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love those Schneiders!


PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Love those Schneiders!

Yep, I agree.