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milliondollarbaby
7-Jan-2010, 11:16
Thank you!

Daniel_Buck
7-Jan-2010, 11:19
is that a driveshaft in the 3rd picture? ;-)

bobwysiwyg
7-Jan-2010, 11:21
At the risk of relieving who knows what, what is it? :confused:

lenser
7-Jan-2010, 11:33
Any idea what the focal length is and what camera that monster in #3 fits?

milliondollarbaby
7-Jan-2010, 11:44
Any idea what the focal length is and what camera that monster in #3 fits?

Dont know about the lense. it was some random lens in a box! :) a lot of camera's and not a clue as to what he had :)

Nathan Potter
7-Jan-2010, 12:38
That driveshaft in pic #3 is an Astragon telephoto probably for 35mm or 6X6 format.
Maybe 500 to 800 mm range. I'm guessing f/5 or so aperture.

Nate Potter, Austin Tx.

Ed O'Grady
7-Jan-2010, 12:56
Million,
That first one looks like an Calumet 8 x 10 with some sort of Schnieder lens. Can you post any other identfiers from the lens?

brian mcweeney
7-Jan-2010, 13:37
Looks like the "driveshaft" says Birns and Sawyers on it , which is associated with the Hollywood film industry ...?

Peter K
7-Jan-2010, 14:03
That first one looks like an Calumet 8 x 10 with some sort of Schnieder lens.
It looks like a Schneider Super-Angulon 165mm in a Compur #1 shutter.

Tony Lakin
7-Jan-2010, 14:11
It looks like a Schneider Super-Angulon 165mm in a Compur #1 shutter.

I agree, Super Angulon in Compur #1 I used to have one.

Arne Croell
7-Jan-2010, 14:11
No.2 and 4 seem to be wide angles from aerial cameras. Any focal length markings on no.2?

Nathan Potter
7-Jan-2010, 14:41
Brian, I didn't notice the Birns & Sawyers. Maybe a rebadged Astragon for the movie industry.

Nate Potter, Austin TX.

D. Bryant
7-Jan-2010, 19:09
Thank you!

The first camera is a Calumet C1.

eddie
7-Jan-2010, 19:16
I agree, Super Angulon in Compur #1 I used to have one.

looks too small to be a 165 sa....imo

evegir
7-Jan-2010, 22:29
A bit more on the "drive-shaft" Birns & Sayer can be found here http://www.usedcam.com/field.html Jim Headley is a great guy and will be more than happy to answer any further questions.

Phil Hudson
7-Jan-2010, 22:51
In the 1st pic you can read "1:8/121" so it is a 121/8 Super Angulon for sure.

Daniel_Buck
7-Jan-2010, 23:41
heh, I guess the "drive shaft" name has caught on, lol! :-D

Tony Lakin
8-Jan-2010, 01:12
looks too small to be a 165 sa....imo

Had a closer look and I agree, must be a 120 or a 90.

friendly_cgp1
9-Jan-2010, 17:21
just joined so here goes red round badge at bottom and schneider lens
estimate 8x10

Lynn Jones
11-Jan-2010, 12:33
I guarantee you that the first one is the turquoise colored Calumet C1, for the first 2 or 3 years it was made of magnesium (probably 1966-1969 30% lighter than aluminum) although OSHA screamed and raised caine so it was than changed to aluminum. Strength unchanged but from 13 to 19 lbs, the camera was made until some time in the 1980's and it's color was changed to black. 35 inch bellows draw, interchangeable 8x10, 5x7 and 4x5 backs lens boards identical to Deardorff, with the dual recessed boards it can use lenses down to 65mm. All standard swings and tilts except rise/fall on front only. The focus is wonderfully smooth V drive the same as the Calumet 4x5's.

I spent several years with the original Calumet, as development team member for the C1, the refinement of the Master View into the Calumet 4x5's, American Caltar lenses, 120/220 roll holder, 10x10 300W enlarger, Calumet SBC (world's first) flash and ambient light meter, the creator of the"Wide Field" 4x5, the Calumet Color Analyzer, and dozens of other lab and camera products.

Lynn

sha_hong
16-Jan-2010, 08:13
Green hands run away...

neil poulsen
16-Jan-2010, 09:57
I'm wondering if the second photo could be a metrogon? It sure looks like one, and that was a popular lens for aerial photography.

http://www.skgrimes.com/lensmount/metrogon/

As to the third photograph, that's clearly three 121mm f8's connected to give a 363mm lens at f24.

al olson
16-Jan-2010, 12:52
I am guessing, based on that red circle on the front standard, that the 8x10 was rebadged as Orbit, either by Burke & James or by Arkay. They were manufactured, according to Lynn Jones, by Calumet. I have the Arkay version manufactured in 1978, all 19 lbs. without lens.

Look under the rear standard near the locking lever for rotating the standard. There may be a tag with the serial number, year of manufacture, and vendor identity.