Cameras Featured on Today’s Episode
Agfa Ventura Deluxe – The Agfa Ventura Deluxe is a camera by many names, and while the copy that Alex has produces images closer to that of a toy camera, that is mostly due to age, rather than design. But hey, you can probably get one for a lower price than a Holga these days.
- Make: Agfa Camera Works
- Model: Ventura Deluxe. Also Known As: Ventura 66 or Isolette II
- Type: Point & Shoot
- Format: 120, 6×6
- Lens: Fixed, Agfa Apotar 1:4,5 f=8,5cm
- Year of Manufacture: 1952-1955
Anniversary Speed Graphic (2.25×3.25) – This is Donna’s baby, a beautiful Speed Graphic. Originally designed to take the smaller 2.25 by 3.25 sheets, she usually runs the camera with a 6×9 roll film back, and while you get custom cut Xray film from the FPP, using roll film opens up a lot of possibilities.
- Make: Graflex
- Model: Anniversary Speed Graphic (2.25×3.25)
- Type: Press View Camera
- Format: Multiple: Sheet (2 1/4 x 3 1/4), 120/220 (6×9)
- Lens: Interchangeable, Anniversary Graphic Board
- Year of Manufacture: 1940-1946
Zeiss-Ikon Super-Ikonta 531/2 – Indiana Jones, style, class and a taste for adventure. The 1930s were a great time save the crippling economic depression and Nazis but who needs to worry about those when you have a slick looking camera that can turn heads and take find photos as well, meet the Super-Ikonta.
- Make: Zeiss-Ikon
- Model: Super-Ikonta 531/2
- Type: Rangefinder
- Format: 120, 6×9
- Lens: Fixed, Novar-Anastigmat 1:3,5 f=10,5cm
- Year of Manufacture: 1938
Voigtlander Avus – Sadly this camera doesn’t see much use, due to the fact it’s over one hundred years old and that it takes 9×12 plates. While you can adapt a roll film holder to the camera, it’s a costly modification, although the lens might work well on a 4×5.
- Make: Voigtlander
- Model: Avus
- Type: View Camera
- Format: Plate, 9×12
- Lens: Fixed, Voigtlander Anistigmat Skopar 1:4,5 f=13,5cm
- Year of Manufacture: 1914-1936
Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20 – This simple folding camera aimed at the consumer market with a simple one-element lens it was probably the vacation stalwart for many families post world war two.
- Make: Kodak
- Model: Vigilant Junior Six-20
- Type: Point & Shoot
- Format: 620, 6×9
- Lens: Fixed, Kodak Kodet 105mm ƒ/12.5
- Year of Manufacture: 1940-1948
Looking for a good spot to get your gear and material fix…check out Burlington Camera, Downtown Camera, Film Plus, Belle Arte Camera and Camtech, if you’re in the GTA region of Ontario. In Guelph there’s Pond’s FotoSource For those further north you can visit Foto Art Camera in Owen Sound. On the West Coast (British Columbia) check out Beau Photo Supply. Additionally you can order online at Argentix (Quebec), the Film Photography Project or Freestyle Photographic.