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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never heard Russian SI


PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one I usually see is the 6x9 version. Perhaps they only copied the SI C?

Click here to see on Ebay


PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay , Moskva I have Moskva-5 it is 6x6 and 6x9 I never seen smaller one than 6x6 from Russians. Perhaps on those factories who made Kalasnyikov and T-72 couldn't make it Smile or Russian hands are big Laughing Laughing tall muscular guys Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Yes looks pretty same size I never heard about this camera. How do you like it?


I quite like it. It's nothing really special but the lens seems to be a rather good one.
I have not shot a lot with it, so I cannot really judge on it, though.

It is very difficult to find anything about this cam in the internet.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Konishiroku Pearl III 6x4,5 medium format folder

Coupled rangefinder
Double exposure prevention
Automatic frame counter (no red window)
Aperture settings move parallel with time setting.

That sounds great! And it looks beautiful!


PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucisPictor wrote:
Attila wrote:
Yes looks pretty same size I never heard about this camera. How do you like it?


I quite like it. It's nothing really special but the lens seems to be a rather good one.
I have not shot a lot with it, so I cannot really judge on it, though.

It is very difficult to find anything about this cam in the internet.


Yes, you have a real rarity, I saw many folders in last free years , but I don't remember for any.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zenobia by Daiichi (645 format, 4-element 75/3.5 lens)









PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Handsome one dof! Another unknown one to me. Did you try it out ?


PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool camera Daiichi is a store chain in Japan that's like Radio Shack on
steroids selling all kinds of electronic equipment including high end audio.

Kinda doubt there's a connection, though.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Bill!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daiichi translates to "Big One" more or less. Cute camera, though. Any idea who made it? I used to own a Ricoh 6x6 folder that looked something like it.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Camerapedia page on Daiichi is here:
http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Okada_and_Daiichi


Attila wrote:
Handsome one dof! Another unknown one to me. Did you try it out ?


Yes, here's a shot:


FP4+/Rodinal


PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a perfect cam! Congrats!


PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've become interested in this subject. However, I can't compromise on the lens speed and square format.

Thus, I want:

6x6, 80mm f2.8 (or similar speed).

What are my options?

I've found:

Super Baldax + Enit 80/2.8 (or Baltar 80/2.9 --- good enough)
http://www.certo6.com/cameras/balda-super-baldax-baldalux-baldafix

Certo 6 + CZJ Tessar 80/2.8
http://www.certo6.com/cameras/certo-6

Super Ikonta + Tessar 80/2.8
http://elekm.net/pages/cameras/sikonta532-16.htm

Franka Solida III + Radionar 80/2.8
http://www.certo6.com/cameras/franka-solida



Anything else I should be looking out for?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Looks a perfect cam! Congrats!


Thank you. Yes, they are well made cameras too.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rawhead, how about this Franka Solida III?

Click here to see on Ebay


PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nesster wrote:
Rawhead, how about this Franka Solida III?

Click here to see on Ebay


Wow, that looks nice!! And it went for a nice price, I would've totally paid that!! :-O


Thanks a bunch, I'll have to put that to my list of what to look out for! Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rawhead wrote:
Nesster wrote:
Rawhead, how about this Franka Solida III?

Click here to see on Ebay


Wow, that looks nice!! And it went for a nice price, I would've totally paid that!! :-O


Thanks a bunch, I'll have to put that to my list of what to look out for! Very Happy


Nice can I have one with this lens but older Franka II I think . This was dirt cheap vs it's quality.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say that the cameras in this thread are some of the nicest looking ones I've ever seen!


PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn the more I think about it, the more I'm mad at myself for missing that Solida III!! If only I'd not taken a nap Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Radionar is a triplet I think.


PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

martinsmith99 wrote:
I have to say that the cameras in this thread are some of the nicest looking ones I've ever seen!


Yep. It's totally making me want to go out and buy another medium format folder.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I guess I'd forgotten to post here, but I did go ahead and grab a Franka Solida III with the 80/2.9 Smile





Solida State Survivor by Dr. RawheaD, on Flickr





Here are a couple of shots from it (top one toned in post):


Cold and Forgotten Dreams by Dr. RawheaD, on Flickr



Untitled by Dr. RawheaD, on Flickr


Really quite nice and kind of surprisingly straightforwards images Smile


PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:13 am    Post subject: Minolta Semi-P Reply with quote

This feels pocketable










Regards


PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy refurb's folders. He's a bit pricey but his site has some good info.
http://www.certo6.com/

I had the folder bug a while ago. Loved the Voigtlander Bessa II. Not pocket size though (6x9).


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