Amazing Moments

I shot the fireworks during New Year Eve Countdowns at Putrajaya Lakeside. The moments when the lights exploded was just amazing.

I made it!

I thought I don't have the energy anymore. But finally I made it to the top of Broga Hill

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Cameraholic !

Yes you can call me that. But I just can't take my hands off from the lovely vintage cameras. Day by day, my collections keep growing!

Everlasting Memories

I just can't forget the happiness spent with all my friends during many of our holiday trips together. We met and become friends through blogging world but indeed we are closed like a family!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Canon Flash Unit J-2

My collection# Vintage Camera Accessories
Canon Flash Unit J-2

Hunter Standard II Electronic Flash Gun

My collection# Vintage Camera Accessories
Hunter Standard II Electronic Flash Gun

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Collection#17 - Certotix 6x9 folding Camera

My collection#17
Certotix 6x9cm self erecting folding Camera
Info from

Made by Certo Kamera Werk (Dresden, Germany) in 1931. Certo had been making many kind of 6x9cm 120 film cameras since around 1925. This camera was a rare model of self erecting spring bed camera among the other folding cameras. It is one of the most compact light 6x9cm folding cameras ever made, only 420 grams.

It has a reflecting waist level view finder on top of lens board, which was most popular for folding cameras of this age. It also has a frame finder attached on the top of the body. The lens is a Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan 10.5cm F6.3. The focusing is front cell rotation, focusing from 2 meters to infinity, no range finder. Minimum aperture is F22.

The shutter is VARIO, ever ready type, has T, B, 1/25 - 1/100sec, no self timer. There is a small hole under the lens board, which is not for a shutter release, but is able to hold a small release cable and possibly to fold the bed with the cable inside.

Certotix Specifications
MakerCerto Kamera Werk (Dresden, Germany)
Film120, 6x9cm, 8 exposures
LensMeyer Gorlitz Trioplan 10.5cm F6.3
Minimum aperture F22
ShutterVARIO T, B, 1/25 - 1/100sec
FinderReflex and Frame finder
FocusingFront cell rotating, no range finder
Film windingRed window, no cover

Collection#16 - Balda Baldinette

My collection#16
Balda Baldinette
Info from Camerapedia and

Balda Baldinette a folding 35mm camera was manufactured by Balda Bunde Kamera-Werk in West-Germany around 1951. It is fitted with a Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar f/2.9 50mm lens in a Prontor-S shutter.

It is quite compact and easy to handle. The camera is built over a sturdy die cast body and has a clear resemblance to some Kodak Retina cameras and especially to Zeiss Nettar 515.
Baldinette has no rangefinder neither an exposure meter. The Super Baldina which was introduced in 1955 has a rangefinder but in stead of beeing a folding camera it has a collapsible lens unit like Balda Baldixette or Goldeck 6x6.

In 1953, the Baldinette sold in the USA for US$40 (equivalent to US$317 in 2009). Copies with red and blue leatherette are known, but very rare.

Collection#15 - Agfa Isoflash-Rapid C

My collection#15
Agfa Isoflash-Rapid C
Info from Camerapedia

The Agfa Isoflash-Rapid C was manufactured around 1966 by Agfa Camera-Werk in Munich, Germany. It was made for Agfa's own film system for 24×24mm exposures, the Rapid film cartridges. The two-cartridge system simplified film load. The new cartridge has to be layed into the camera with the film reaching the opening of a second cartridge which winds up the exposed film. Then the camera has to be closed and can be used after winding up for the first exposure.

The Isoflash-Rapid C was basically the Iso-Rapid C for distribution in the USA. It uses flashcubes. It has an Isitar f/8.2 lens in a Parator shutter with two speeds: “Sunny” (1/80 sec) and “Shade/Cloudy” (1/40 sec). For firing the flash cubes the camera does use a battery that is well hidden behind the baseplate.

Agfa Lucimeter S - Camera Lightmeter

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Agfa Lucimeter S - Camera Lightmeter
Info from

Agfa was a major photographic manufacturer in Germany; like Kodak, their bread and butter was film and consumables, but they also sold a lot of consumer-level cameras and accessories. Yet—like Kodak—they never really got into exposure meters. There are only a few that bear the Agfa name, and it's safe to say they were made by someone else and branded by Agfa. I think it was made by Bertram, as it bears a good resemblance to their Quick and Super. But that's just my opinion.

This is the last of their meters, the Lucimeter S (previous models were the Lucimeter, Lucimeter II, Lucimeter M and Lucimat). This one is match-needle with no scale on the face.

Agfa "Agfalux" Bakelite Photo Flash 35mm

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Agfa "Agfalux" Bakelite Photo Flash 35mm
Info from

You can't be involved with old cameras for long before you start having to deal with accessories like flash guns.

This type was introduced in the late 1950s - possibly as early as 1957 - but was certainly being stocked by the London dealer “Wallace Heaton” by 1959. Very similar in styling to the original Agfalux - but smaller and for capless bulbs only. In 1962 This flash would have cost £3 19s 11d including the plastic case. The 22.5v battery was 2s 6d extra. Available in white as well as black.

Rollei E15 Auto Flash Head

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Rollei E15 Auto Flash Head 35mm

Canon Canolite D Flash Strobe

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Canon Canolite D Flash Strobe 35mm

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Photo Outing - Bukit Belachan, Ampang

Dah lama tak pegi ambik gambar dengan kengkawan, pagi tadi saya pergi ke Bukit Belachan, Ampang. Sebelum ni saya belum pernah lagi ke sana. Tak sangka pulak kat kawasan Ampang ada hutan dan sungai macam tu. Kalau cuaca sejuk berkabus, pasti pemandangannya tampak lebih menarik.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Collection#14 - Kodak Retinette 1A

My collection#14
Kodak Retinette 1A
Info from Wikipedia and Camerapedia

The Kodak Retinette 1A was a product of the German Kodak AG. It was produced from 1959 to 1966. It was a development in the series of Retinettes.

Kodak Retinette is the name of a classic series of cameras manufactured by the Eastman Kodak company. They were introduced in 1939 as a less expensive alternative to the Kodak Retina series. The first models were of the folding type using bellows and their lenses had three elements as compared to the four element Tessar lenses (Greek: Tessera meaning four) of the Retina series. The first non-folding (rigid) variant was introduced in 1954 with the model 022. They most often featured Schneider Kreuznach Reomar lenses but, sometimes, Rodenstock Reomar lenses were installed. The Rodenstock lenses were based on the original Schneider Kreuznach triplet (three optical element) design. Kodak Anastigmat AngĂ©nieux lenses were also used especially for the French market. Common shutters included Compur–Rapid as well as various Pronto, Vero and Kodak models.

Common features of all Retinette IA cameras:
* uses 35mm film.
* no built-in meter.
* flash cold shoe (1959-1963)
* flash hot shoe (1963-1967)

The Retinette IA was produced in several versions:

Typ 035 (early-VERO) Early 035 Kodak Retinette 1A
* Production time: February 1959 to October 1959
* Produced: Serial number ranges: 50000 to 125178, 131812 to 135336
* Lens: Reomar f:3.5/50mm
* Shutter: Vero

Typ 035 (late-PRONTO)
* Production time: October 1959 to February 1961
* Produced: Serial number ranges: 126677 to 130479, 136165 to 255166
* Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Reomar f:3.5/50mm
* Shutter: Pronto

Typ 035/7 (French model)
* Production time: 1959 to 1961
* Produced: Identified Serial number range: 50270 to 60995, 650405 to 662983
* Shutter: Kodak Angen. OBK2

Typ 042
* Production time: January 1961 to February 1963
* Produced: Serial number ranges:50001 to 233146,EK 800001 to EK 829669
* Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Reomar 1:2.8/45mm.
* Shutter: PRONTO

Typ 044
* Produced: January 1963 - 1966 ? August ? .
* Produced: Serial number ranges below:
* 243638 to 419999 - P250S shutter
* EK 830209 to EK 864999 - P250S shutter
* 420000 to 547925 - P300S shutter
* EK 865000 to EK 870997 - P300S shutter
* Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Reomar 1:2.8/45mm
* Shutter: Prontor 250S (1/30-1/250 +B), then later Prontor 300S; both with hot shoe
* Note: "RETINETTE" engraved in a square font.

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