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DcAnalogue
Italy
19 Posts
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Posted - May 31 2015 :  10:17:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit DcAnalogue's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi,
I recently bought a nice (it seems new) Lubitel 166U. Very happy with the results.
I'll post a couple of shots here and you can see more in my Blog: https://thefilmrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/lubitel-166u-first-test/

Hope you'll enjoy it!



http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/3152015_001_Lubitel166U_Hp5_001.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/3152015_001_Lubitel166U_Hp5_005.jpg



Soviet Cams:
35 mm - Kiev 4, Zorky 4K
120: Moskva 5, Lubitel 166U
L.F. - Fotokor 1

My Film Photography Blog: https://thefilmrenaissance.wordpress.com/
Will
United Kingdom
47 Posts
Posted - Jun 04 2015 :  06:09:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice blog
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DcAnalogue
Italy
19 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Jun 04 2015 :  06:18:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit DcAnalogue's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Will

Very nice blog



Thank you Will! Happy you like it!

Soviet Cams:
35 mm - Kiev 4, Zorky 4K
120: Moskva 5, Lubitel 166U
L.F. - Fotokor 1

My Film Photography Blog: https://thefilmrenaissance.wordpress.com/
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Jacques M.
France
2236 Posts
Posted - Jun 04 2015 :  08:05:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Nice blog and nice shots.
I am particularly impressed by the sqare format. I will try that with a friend's camera. Not so easy, I think, whereas is seems natural when seeing your photos...

Congrats! Jacques.
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DcAnalogue
Italy
19 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Jun 04 2015 :  10:17:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit DcAnalogue's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jacques M.


Nice blog and nice shots.
I am particularly impressed by the sqare format. I will try that with a friend's camera. Not so easy, I think, whereas is seems natural when seeing your photos...

Congrats! Jacques.



Thanks Jacques!
The square format is as nice as the rectangular ones. Some people loves it unconditionally, while others doesn't find themselves confortable with it.

I like both, and can't decide which is better for me.

If you wanna try it, first try with a rangefinder or a folding... because, if you use a tlr (e.g. rolleiflex, lubitel etc.) you introduce the mirrored view of the finder, so introducing another variable which can affect your judgment.

Soviet Cams:
35 mm - Kiev 4, Zorky 4K
120: Moskva 5, Lubitel 166U
L.F. - Fotokor 1

My Film Photography Blog: https://thefilmrenaissance.wordpress.com/
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Will
United Kingdom
47 Posts
Posted - Jun 04 2015 :  11:14:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use and like the square format , not FSU cameras but a Zeiss Ikon Nettar and Yashica D.

When I'm in the mood to take my time I particularly like the folder.

Will
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DcAnalogue
Italy
19 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Jun 04 2015 :  2:02:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit DcAnalogue's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Will

I use and like the square format , not FSU cameras but a Zeiss Ikon Nettar and Yashica D.

When I'm in the mood to take my time I particularly like the folder.

Will



I like folders too.... or better, I'm really in love with folders!!!
I have Zeiss Ikonta 521/2 (6X9), Zeiss Super Ikonta 532/16 (6X6), 2x Zeiss Nettar 515 (6x4,5), Rheinmetall Weltax (6x6), Agfa Isolette III (6x6), Moskva 5 (bi-format).... and now I got A Zeiss Ica Trona (9x12) & a Fotokor 1 (Soviet... 9x12... not arrived yet )

You said the right words: "take my time".....

Soviet Cams:
35 mm - Kiev 4, Zorky 4K
120: Moskva 5, Lubitel 166U
L.F. - Fotokor 1

My Film Photography Blog: https://thefilmrenaissance.wordpress.com/
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Lenny
496 Posts
Posted - Jun 04 2015 :  3:49:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DcAnalogue


I have Zeiss Ikonta 521/2 (6X9), Zeiss Super Ikonta 532/16 (6X6), 2x Zeiss Nettar 515 (6x4,5), Rheinmetall Weltax (6x6), Agfa Isolette III (6x6), Moskva 5 (bi-format).... and now I got A Zeiss Ica Trona (9x12) & a Fotokor 1 Soviet 9x12



That's great Donato,
and since you are shooting with them and really use them, which one do you like most and which one is not so high in your ranking?
Since you also have a Rolleiflex, do you like it much more than the Lubitel?
Thanks Lenny
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DcAnalogue
Italy
19 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Jun 04 2015 :  4:39:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit DcAnalogue's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lenny

quote:
Originally posted by DcAnalogue


I have Zeiss Ikonta 521/2 (6X9), Zeiss Super Ikonta 532/16 (6X6), 2x Zeiss Nettar 515 (6x4,5), Rheinmetall Weltax (6x6), Agfa Isolette III (6x6), Moskva 5 (bi-format).... and now I got A Zeiss Ica Trona (9x12) & a Fotokor 1 Soviet 9x12



That's great Donato,
and since you are shooting with them and really use them, which one do you like most and which one is not so high in your ranking?
Since you also have a Rolleiflex, do you like it much more than the Lubitel?
Thanks Lenny



Hi Lenny!

Yes, I really use all my cameras (these are not for display)! Just I have too much cameras and less time/places to go and shot before I buy a new one
I love all of them and each has her own caracter. Of course, the results are different but we must consider the price/quality ratio. Until now, one of the best seems to me the Agfa Isolette III (despite she's the Apotar lens instead of more high valued Solinar). It's very compact, well made, has a (uncoupled) rangefinder and makes very crisp images.

Regarding Rolleiflex Vs Lubitel... isn't impossible to compare! Rolleiflex costs more than ten times the second! Mechanical & optical manifacturing are the State of the Art of photography... but the Lubitel does its work well, is lightweight and easy to use.

Btw. I love cameras, love to collect some of these "oldies" and to play with but we must never forget that behind a camera there's always someone who takes the "real" shot....!

Soviet Cams:
35 mm - Kiev 4, Zorky 4K
120: Moskva 5, Lubitel 166U
L.F. - Fotokor 1

My Film Photography Blog: https://thefilmrenaissance.wordpress.com/
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Will
United Kingdom
47 Posts
Posted - Jun 05 2015 :  01:45:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A very nice collection of folders, you now need to add an Iskra

Will
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DcAnalogue
Italy
19 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Jun 05 2015 :  01:55:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit DcAnalogue's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Will

A very nice collection of folders, you now need to add an Iskra

Will



You're right! I have to find a working one not too expensive!

Soviet Cams:
35 mm - Kiev 4, Zorky 4K - Lomo Voskod
120: Moskva 5, Lubitel 166U
L.F. - Fotokor 1

My Film Photography Blog: https://thefilmrenaissance.wordpress.com/
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Lenny
496 Posts
Posted - Jun 05 2015 :  05:05:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Donato,
since you have two Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 I searched little bit for more information and found the Zeiss Ikonta A521 which also has the 4,5x6 format and this Ikonta is smaller than a Zorki-C. Amazing.

So which russian camera is the counterpart in 4,5x6 format?

Edited by - Lenny on Jun 05 2015 05:39:52 AM
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DcAnalogue
Italy
19 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Jun 05 2015 :  12:45:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit DcAnalogue's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lenny

Hi Donato,
since you have two Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 I searched little bit for more information and found the Zeiss Ikonta A521 which also has the 4,5x6 format and this Ikonta is smaller than a Zorki-C. Amazing.

So which russian camera is the counterpart in 4,5x6 format?




Hi Lenny,

The Zeiss A 521/0 seems the natural evolution of Nettar 515. It has a better shutter (1/300 Vs 1/175) and more or less the same lens. If it works and don't costs much.... buy it and enjoy!
(Btw.... Be careful, because A 521/16 is 6X6 and A 521/2 is 6X9)

I don't know about a russian counterpart. I'll try to know something more from my more experienced contacts

Edit: The DDR's Rheinmetall Weltax (I own one) had a mask for 6X4,5... but it's hard to find nowadays.

Soviet Cams:
35 mm - Kiev 4, Zorky 4K - Lomo Voskod
120: Moskva 5, Lubitel 166U
L.F. - Fotokor 1

My Film Photography Blog: https://thefilmrenaissance.wordpress.com/

Edited by - DcAnalogue on Jun 05 2015 4:27:01 PM
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Lenny
496 Posts
Posted - Jun 05 2015 :  9:11:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DcAnalogue

I don't know about a russian counterpart.

Edit: The DDR's Rheinmetall Weltax (I own one) had a mask for 6X4,5... but it's hard to find nowadays.



Hi Donato,

it's not only to be capable to shoot 4,5x6 for me, but to do it at this size is unbelievable.

There is no russian counterpart, only the Moskvas and Iskras with 6x6. I don't think the Estafetas from MMZ are good.

Thanks Lenny

Edited by - Lenny on Jun 05 2015 9:17:52 PM
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DcAnalogue
Italy
19 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Jun 06 2015 :  05:34:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit DcAnalogue's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Btw. There is also a Chinese one: The Seagull 203. It's a bi-format camera which hasn't a removable mask but an internal system to chose the format (6x6 or 6x4,5)

Soviet Cams:
35 mm - Kiev 4, Zorky 4K - Lomo Voskod
120: Moskva 5, Lubitel 166U
L.F. - Fotokor 1

My Film Photography Blog: https://thefilmrenaissance.wordpress.com/
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