Happy Sunday everyone! Here are some interesting items we’ve added to our shop over this past week – you can see them in more detail at http://www.ccstudio2380.com
Argus C3 Match-Matic 35mm film camera from the 1800s – just kidding, 1960s. It has such a distinctive style it’s sure to get some looks when you’re out and about with it. Made in Michigan.
The flash unit is actually very well designed and has a few neat tricks hidden inside. Affectionally was known as “the Brick”.
From 1958 the Wollensak Eye-Matic Model 46 (C-46) 8mm movie camera. Featuring a three lens turret with a normal, wide-angle, and telephoto lens. Direct from Chicago to the world.
Classic Kodak Tourist 620 roll film medium format camera from the late 1940s. Proudly made by the good folks of Rochester, New York. You can still buy 620 film in both black and white and color.
The Tourist takes eight exposures from 620 film each a big 2 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches (6 x 9 cm).
Made in Boston in 1936. The Keystone Model K-8. This fully functioning 8mm movie camera is a real classic – it features a Wollensak f3.5 Cine Velostigmat lens with a rare Bell & Howell yellow filter.
Talk about old school movie making. This camera is 82 years old and runs perfectly.
Beautiful “Hippie” style woven cloth camera strap from 1971. Far out man!
From 1972 – a classic from Polaroid. The Model 420 features a 2 element, 114mm f/8.8 lens and Polaroid Focused Flash (a GE flashcube in a louvered box). This Polaroid uses Fujifilm FP-100C film (2 1/4 by 3 1/4 inch) which is still available (although no longer made) so supplies will eventually run out.
Not made in the U.S.A. but sold by Montgomery Ward in 1955. Made by what was to become the Beauty Camera Company of Tokyo.
The Ward 35 was the same camera as the popular Beauty 35 sold in Japan. A simple 35mm viewfinder camera with a fast f/2.8 45mm lens.
So there you have it – all new in our online store this week. You can find them at https://www.ccstudio2380.com
It’s a great way to get into film photography or add to your collection of vintage cameras at very affordable prices.
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Nothing like a warm summer wave!
Have a great day!
Freshly made fudge at Fantastic Fudge, Fernandina Beach – Amelia Island
Camera: Nicca 3-S with Nikkor-H.C f/2 5cm Lens on Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 800 Color Negative Film
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Camera: Fujifilm X-A10 with Vivitar Series 1 f3.5 70-210mm Zoom Lens
The image is taken from about 10 feet inside my home through a dirty window looking out to the rocks in the garden (at 210mm). Not bad for a 40-year-old Vivitar lens!
Have a peaceful day!
Well, not quite X-Ray vision but kinda close…
Kodak Cine 8mm Camera c1940s
Studio camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W
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Miss them both – always thinking of my mom and dad.
1961 – a second honeymoon. Mary and Paul
You can’t celebrate Father’s Day without remembering a wonderful mom.
Happy Father’s Day to all of us dads!
“Willie Mouse” on a 1960s era movie editor.
Mickey’s delinquent cousin? I can’t remember how many times when I was a kid that I’ve watched this cartoon – there was something fun about running your own cartoon through the family projector.
Super cool 8mm film editor – we love the 1960s style of this thing! It was made in Japan by Ohnoya Shoten, Ltd.
Back to the movie. “Baby Faced Battler” by Castle Films, produced by United World Films. The character first appeared in 1938. Crazy violent!
DeJur Model 750 8mm movie projector – c1953
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Zoe – Our Sunroom Kitty – 2000 to 2018
Zoe was nearly 18 years old and she went missing just 2 days after we found Pirate dead.
Pirate – The King of the Neighborhood – 2003 to 2018
Sukoshi – The Soft One – 2003 to 2017
As much as Carol and I have enjoyed our different kitties over the 45 years of our marriage, with the loss of these three we have moved on from pet ownership. It’s painful to think about it but as we age it’s best for the cats and us.
Our first kitty – Avon – 1975
Our cats: Avon 1975, Tank 1975, Sony 1981, Candy 1983, Zoe 2000, Pirate 2003, Sukoshi 2003 ^.^
Thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful SUNday!
Chris and Carol ^.^
A couple of the advertising boys from Yashica
Could this be the camera that our Sailor Boy is holding? Yashica’s Auto Focus Motor 35 from 1981.
Since Yashica has never officially named their advertising doll, I’ve always referred to him as ‘Sailor Boy’ for obvious (to me) reasons. Sailor hat and blue sailor pants. The other boy – well that’s still up for discussion. I originally thought of him as being a party boy and then a Christmas elf and now back to party guy and now… Yashica’s take on the nursery rhyme, “Wee Willie Winkie”. Floppy hat with the little ball or tassels on the end, and pointy slippers. It appears that Yashica used him to “announce” the arrival of their new camera. A stretch but thanks to my friend Paul, a good stretch.
The camera that the boy is holding resembles the Yashica Auto Focus Motor which was released in the early 1980s. The brochure shows the camera on a table with party hats, presents and a cake with candles – a birthday cake?
Party hat? Christmas hat? Sleeping cap? It is missing a green decal on the front of the hat that says Yashica in katakana. The green decal and the white hat with red stars made me think that these were Christmas colors.
The Sailor Boy (far right) with his proper green decal on his cap. Pointy (elf?) shoes and what appears to be a Christmas ball hanging from the cap… or maybe not.
A true Christmas Sailor Boy – he’s a candle and so is his tree.
Could this be Yashica’s inspiration??? Hmmmm
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Chris and Carol
Happy SUNday y’all! Two new offerings in our online store – from our collection to yours!
Nikon Nikkormat FT3 – as clean as new – it’s been fully tested and is ready to roll! Check it out in our online store for a super deal on the wonderful classic from Nikon.
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP model – early first version of this super popular camera. I’ve replaced the light seals and mirror pad and it’s been detailed inside and out. 100% fully working and a joy to use. Available in our online store at a great price.
Visit our store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com for more pictures and a complete detailing of the specifications of each camera set. These are from our personal collection of classic film cameras and have never been offered for sale before. Our home is smoke and pet free and we always store and maintain our cameras and lenses properly.
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Chris and Carol