The Camera Equipment Page
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|Photo not available.||Mamiya RB-67. As far as I'm concerned, this is the ultimate camera. The large format people will disagree, but I don't want to deal with the sheet film, expense and bigger enlargers required by large format cameras. The Mamiya lenses are excellent, there are a large number of focal lengths to choose from, the lenses all have their own leaf shutters for low-vibration shooting when using the mirror lock-up feature and the interchangeable film backs make it easy to shoot a scene in both black and white, and in color. Everything on the 'Summer, 1998' page in the Photo Gallery was shot with the RB.|
|Nikons. From the left, F2SB with 105mm F2.5 Non-AI, 70-300mm F5.6 Sakar AIS, 135mm F2. AI, 28mm F2 Non-AI, 55mm F3.5 Micro AI, F-series waist level finder, 55mm F1.2 Non-AI, 200mm F4 Non-AI, F2S with near mint 50mm F1.4 Non-AI. Not shown, 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 AIS. (Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II 50mm F1.4, Kodak Royal Gold 100)|
|Mamiya C-330's. From the left, C-330 body with Waist Level Finder, home made focusing knob and 80mm F2.8 lens, 250mm F6.3 lens, 180mm F4.5 Super lens, another C-330 body with CDS Porrofinder and 55mm F4.5 lens. I have sold these cameras and replaced them with my Mamiya RB-67 System. These are excellent cameras, I just wanted the larger negative afforded by the RB. (Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II 50mm F1.4, Kodak Royal Gold 100.|
|Yashica MAT 124-G. Very sharp F3.5 80mm lens. Recently sold, but displayed here because some of the photos on other pages were shot with it. (Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II 50mm F1.4, Kodak Royal Gold 100)|
|Pentax Spotmatic II. From the left, a bellows with slide copier attachment. Picked them up (MINT!) at a gun show for a total of $20! Pentax Spotmatic II with 28mm F3.5 SMCT, 150mm F4 SMCT, Vivitar 300mm F5.6. My other Spotmatic II, black with 50mm F1.4 is being used to take this photo. (Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II 50mm F1.4, Kodak Royal Gold 100)|
|The 1950's Brownie Hawkeye box camera. These were great little cameras. Fixed-focus, single element uncoated lens, fixed aperture and two shutter speeds - 'click' and time exposure. They shoot discontinued 620 film. I make my own by re-spooling currently-available 120 film onto the old 620 spools. I picked up three Hawkeyes (one in original box with flash) for a total of $15 at a recent camera show. All the glass in them was filthy. I cleaned them up and made a couple of modifications. I added a plate on the bottom for tripod attachment and another plate over the shutter release button so I can use a cable release. See the 'Goofy-ing Around' page to find out why I went to all the trouble. (Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II 50mm F1.4, Kodak Royal Gold 100)|
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