Fixing bellow on folder cameras

I found a Mamiya 6 folding 6x6 RF camera at a camera show for $40.  Shutter working and Zuiko
75/3.5 (4 element) lens in clean condition.  Shutter speeds to 1/500.  I will show more of the camera
when I finish working on it.

The main problem:  a rather large hole in the bellows:


Konica FC-1 Camera Review

One of my favourite film camera, perhaps favourite. Why ? Inexpensive, light weight, trustworthy in all situation. Battery life keep forever , works with alkaline batteries. Film loading can't be better, simple stunning. I bring this camera to everywhere for shoot, for light meter to other older cameras without meter. I use it also as a distance meter if I forgot at home external range finders. I am simple amazed.

Pentacon 30mm f3.5 M42 lens review

A hidden gem from East Germany (Web Pentacon Jena) - not many people know, this lens performs optically very well. Some Pentacon lens has horrible build quality and their optical performance is very mixed (ex. Pentacon 29mm). Fortunatelly  this lens is different very capable performer and quality built too.  The lens is quite uncommon, but not particularly rare. I am very happy owner of a beautiful copy, if you see any  grap it and enjoy.

Fed-4 Review

Basically inspired on the German 1932 Leica IId with L39 thread, the FED-4 (in spite of
preserving such classic LTM mount so as to be able to use the wide range of already existing lenses and a shutter being a copy of the German original one from the quoted Leica IId together with similar control knobs and dials) also sports some aesthetic aspects (specially the frontal part) linked to the mythical German M Series Rangefinder Leicas, the 1954 Leica M3 above all.

Iskra Medium Format Camera Review

This extraordinary Russian folding 6 x 6 rangefinder medium format camera, fundamentally inspired on the formidable elite camera Agfa Super Isolette, made between 1954 and 1957 (known as Super Speedex in United States), owes its name to the underground newspaper founded by Lenin in 1900, whose letters in Cyrillic characters appear engraved in red colour and in a prominent size on the front of the camera, just on the block constituted by lens and bellows.

The History of Contax

The History of Contax The River Saale still flows through the German industrial town of Jena, home of the Carl Zeiss Foundation. Jena is a town, like the river, that has remained unchanged by the flow of the centuries. It was here, in 1846, that Herr Zeiss began his workshop, making high quality magnifying glasses for the faculty of Jena University. From humble beginnings these Carl Zeiss Works grew into one of the largest and most prestigious optical companies in the world.


Konica Hexanon 35mm f2 EE AR

Bit boring to say always high quality lens , superb built quality. A professional product trully. It makes contrasty , very sharp images. I beleive good as than any other top maker fast lens like Carl Zeiss or Nikon. Little long for Micro 4/3 cameras , but I can live with it. Pretty rare , grab it if you find it.

Rolleiflex 2.8 GX Edition

Rolleiflex 2.8 GX Edition, a great twin lens reflex camera in 6 x 6 cm medium format, following the trail of the legendary Rolleiflex TLRs of a golden period in the history of photography.

Konica Hexanon 24mm f2.8 AE AR

My favourite focal lenght is 24mm and 85mm due all well known brands have stunning quality lenses in this range. Konica Hexanon 24mm f2.8 is not an exception... Very sharp, render beautiful colors and perfect mach to your m4/3 camera. 2x crop factor sadly make it to normal lens. Lens simple perfect to my eyes. I did try several lens in this focal length, this lens one of the best from all.

Voigtlander Bessa-I repair

The Voigtländer Bessa 1 is a fairly well made 6x9 folding camera.  There is also a somewhat more desirable Bessa 2 that has a built in rangefinder making it an excellent high quality and very portable medium format camera. This particular one came in for a clean up.
First task is deciding whether to work with the lens/shutter assembly in place or remove it. 

Konishiroku Hexanon 35mm f2.8 F mount

Konishiroku Hexanon 35mm f2.8 Konica F mount - One of the first SLR lens made by Konica around 1960 to Konica F mount SLR series like Konica F, Konica FM, Konica FP. First class lens from every aspects , built quality just can't be better. I did expect great image quality due I never dissapointed in any Hexanon lenses. Result was over on my highest expectation just good as than any professional lens what I did ever try, it is perform like Contax Distagon 35mm f1.4 or Nikkor 35mm f1.4.
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