Toronto, Ont. Canada
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Bauer - X

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2-1/4" x 3-1/4" or 2-1/4((6 x 6 cm) square.
One of my favourites simply beacause it is beautiful.

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
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Graphic 35.

This splendid camera with an original design for focussing (The two black horizontal buttons on either side of the lens.) was made by the same folks who make those big Speed and Crown Graphic press cameras.

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
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Purma Special. England.  16 pictures approximately 1- 1/4" (28 mm) square. Film spool looks like 828.

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Hold Camera horizontally for 1/450 second.
Hold vertically with shutter button up for 1/150 second.
Hold vertically with button down for 1/50 second.

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
Ansco Memo's.

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
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Canon Pellix QL.   This is a unique Single Lens Reflex Camera.  
As far as I know, no other has the Pellicle Mirror.  The mirror does not jump up when the shutter release is pressed. It remains stationary.
According to the owners' manual -
Half of the image coming through the lens is reflected off the mirror to the pentaprism and then to the viewfinder eyepiece.
The other half passes through the mirror directly to the film.

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I have removed the names of the contributors as I do not know if they want them published.
I am grateful to them for sharing their knowledge.
In addition to the Pellix (1966), both the original "F-1 High Speed Motor Drive Camera" (1972, 9 frames/second -- "approx" it said), and the "New F-1 High Speed Motor Drive Camera" (1984, 14 frames/second) also use a fixed semi-silvered mirror.


And I have a nagging suspicion that they used it somewhere else too, but I'm having a memory failure moment.
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I never knew of those cameras or the 'forgotten' one.
I wonder why it was not used for more cameras.
It seems that it would have required fewer mechanical parts and would have outlasted the usual jumping/flipping mirror cameras.

On looking through the viewfinder I can see no lessening of brightness or clarity.
There is a full range of shutter speeds up to 1/1000 sec.
I can only guess at possible patent difficulties.


There's an article on wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_Pellix that pretty much sums up all the problems with fixed mirror designs (more than you can think of).
Canon apart from the F1 high speed did make another body with fixed mirror design namely the somewhat forgotten eos RT.

My "special" nikon F4 has a fixed mirror as well, but it isn't a factory made model.
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Southern Ohio
Incredible cameras Mickey! The old classics are works of art.

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
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A little bit of camera history

Wheel Stops or Rotating Stops consist of a circular disc mounted off-centre to the lens axis containing a series of apertures. The disc is usually mounted within the lens and can rotate to bring one of the apertures into use. A spring engages a notch in the disc to align the stops. It was used from the early 1840s and is described in Willats's catalogue of 1846 but became popular in the 1880s and 1890s especially on wide-angle lenses.

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
Set up for copying slides. A camera is attached to the left hand end.

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MD Eastern Shore
An Olympus E-PL5 with a 45mm lens

New York
Some great vintage photographic gear shown here! I still have a few film bodies around myself, including a nice Honeywell Spotmatic F..

Anyway, I've been using an old Canon Digital Rebel XT. Still works well, but Canon's consumer grade glass leaves something to be desired, so, I;m in the process of upgrading to a Mirrorless Fuji XT-2. I'm hoping it will help out my photos!
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