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My new Binocular 1/2 frame 35mm camera circa 1970!

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
This is a gem of a find, Will!

it seems in such great condition and high ASA color film is still available!

Looking forward to you tuning a roll through it.

I wonder how they modified the original binocular or whether this was an entirely new optical and case project dedicated to this new purpose?

Asher
 

Will Thompson

Well-known member
Got the first samples in with 3200 ISO B&W film.

Had a few camera shutter problems as well as film scan issues with the film lab!

Here are the best representative photos of photo quality possible when everything turns out ok!

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These are full uncropped 1/2 frame photos downsized for this site.

They are around 3 megapixel in Rez.

Obviously shot in my backyard.

Doug Kerr helped me by determining the equivalent 35mm focal length taking the 1/2 frame into account at around 450mm
 
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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
What settings?

Any instructions or is it automatic? Or do I need a lightmeter or a God formula?

Asher
 

Will Thompson

Well-known member
Sad to say I am waiting with baited breath for this camera to come back from repair!

It had 50 years + of haze in the glass & the shutter was intermittent due to lubricant that has turned to glue over the years!
 
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