admin
Hambone Lewinski 12:24pm, 23 September 2008
What can I say? I have a lot of extra gear. It's a pain in the butt to sell stuff.

This is 620 folding camera. Shutters speeds are about 1/2 stop on the slow side, typical for a shutter of this vintage. You'll have to respool 120 film onto 620 spools or do some creative spool trimming (I've done both, although I don't think I've ever tried trimmed spools in this camera).

I hope to give this to someone who wants to try shooting MF film in a fully manual camera... not someone who wants to try to sell it. It's essentially worthless, anyway.

Yours for a handshake!

Jason
admin
N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Dibs, Ill buy you a beer.
admin
Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
www.mattdentonphoto.com/cameras/kodak_vigilant.html

Example. Mine is the three-element f/4.5 Anastigmat. Shutter speeds from 10 to 200. Flash sync (rare!) but it seems to be jammed.

Jason
admin
Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Nate wins! When/how do you want it?

I'll have more for those folks who aren't Nate soon.

Jason
admin
N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Woot!

Whenever/All in one piece.

Ill take a look at my schedule.
admin
Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
All right. Hope you don't mind respooling! I'll toss you the 620 spool that came with it, but I have to jealously guard my others.

Jason
admin
N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
If you want to keep it, I have about a half dozen.

I can respool in under 3 minutes now : )
admin
Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Nice! I bet you never crimp the paper anymore, either.

The Vigilant's shutter may need some love to get the speeds right on. I've never been able to clean a leaf shutter without killing it, but I know that Kip has resurrected one using the Certo6 soak-in-naptha method.

I'm thinking about selling all my MF gear that has any value and investing in a Hassy 500C or Mamiya RB67 system. Folders are nice, but I think I would rather go with a "system" camera.

Jason
Groups Beta