Nicca Bits

I love finding “new” bits of vintage photo gear especially when you’ve been hunting for them for years.

These bits may seem like no big deal but if you collect hard to find items in their original boxes and cases it’s rewarding when it all comes together.

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Nicca-Hinomaruya Y2 filter and lens hood. Both are from at least 1955 but likely earlier.

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Hinomaruya was the exclusive distributor of Nicca cameras and accessories.

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Using a Y2 yellow filter is a must when shooting with black and white film. It will generally darken a blue sky and provide more contrast between the sky and clouds. It can also help add better definition when shooting landscapes where haze and light atmospheric fog is present. When using a Y2 filter on a camera such as this one you must compensate by a factor of two when taking your meter readings. If you’re using an SLR with TTL metering then the camera’s built-in meter will compensate for you.

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Nicca Type 33 sales brochure showing a slightly different box for the hood and for a color filter along with the older style filter box. The Type 33 was one of the last Nicca cameras produced by the company and was released in 1958 so this would represent the last style of filter and hood boxes. As with everything else, these items were distributed by Hinomaruya.

Studio Camera: Fujifilm X-A10

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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some early morning zen in the garden

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Cameras: Fujifilm X-A10 and Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful Saturday! – Chris

Stop by the camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for some classic photo gear.

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Happy Saturday – kitchen fun

“Hello, it’s grate to meet you!”

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Camera: Fujifilm X-A10 with Fujinon Super EBC XC 16-50mm Zoom Lens

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Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+

Have a grate day y’all! – Chris

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Yashica TL Electro-x

One of the best cameras that Yashica made – in 1968 Yashica produced an exciting 35 mm SLR with a built-in computer! Well, integrated circuits and an electronic “brain”.

It was my first SLR and I fell in love with its looks and the feel of it in my hands. This one is from my rather silly large collection of Yashica cameras and I’ve decided to make it available in my online shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

This one is from around 1970 and besides being in stunning mint condition it works like new!

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Gotta love the gothic “Y” on the pentaprism – pure Yashica!

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The battery for this camera is still readily available today and isn’t very expensive.

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I’ve always felt that the satin silver finish on this model was the best – it holds up well and it’s easy to keep clean.

The camera will come with a fresh (new) battery, the original leather case, an unopened vinyl strap, a roll of Fujicolor film and an instruction booklet. The beauty of this Yashica is that it accepts a wide array of M42 screw mount lenses which are available everywhere for very fair prices.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Studio camera – Fujifilm X-A10 with a Fujinon Aspherical Lens – Super EBC XC 16-50mm f3.5 OIS II

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bending light with a mirror lens

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Canon FD 500mm f8 Reflex lens with Fujifilm X-A10 – manipulating the light through movement – f8 at 1/320 at ISO 1250

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The gear – Canon FD 500mm f8 Reflex lens mounted to my Fujifilm X-A10

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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New Toy – Yashica U-matic

Wonderful 8mm film camera from around 1961 –

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Complete kit – I’m only missing the original batteries. Not pictured is the wired remote control.

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LIFE magazine ad from 1961

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From the Australian catalog by Swift & Bleakley c1962

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“Oh no”, she exclaimed! “Not movie cameras too!” Carol to Chris upon seeing the new toy.

More to come. Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

 

Vintage Glass – Vivitar FD 300mm f5.5 Telephoto Lens

Offered here is a very nice example of some early (1970s) Vivitar lens making.

This wonderful lens was made to some very high standards in Japan during the late 1970s. This manual focus telephoto is set up to mount to Canon (FD mount) film body cameras such as the AE-1, F-1, A-1 and the T Series of 35mm SLRs. This heavyweight lens (almost 2 pounds worth) of glass and brass was designed to compete with the best optics out there but at a reasonable price. This one owner lens is in mint new condition and functions like it too!

It’s easily adapted to most any digital camera body – this one is set to use on my Fujifilm X-A10. Of course, it’s able to use straight up on any Canon FD mount film body and most any vintage 35mm film cameras with an adapter.

It’s available for purchase from our online shop at https://www.ccstudio2380.com for a very reasonable price.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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Yashica 44 LM – Up close in the studio

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Yashica 44 LM 127 roll film medium format film camera – 1960

Studio Camera: Fujifilm X-A10 hybrid with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens with Canon Close-Up Lens 240 (see below). The front of the lens was about 3 inches from the Yashica. No cropping or other post production. A poor man’s Fujifilm-X.

ISO 400 on Acros film simulation mode at f/ 16 at 1/30 sec.

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Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens with Canon Close-Up Lens 240.

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Great combination for getting close.

Last two images shot with Fujifilm FinePix S9900W.

Chris

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