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Misjudging the Moskva 5


I’VE HAD a Moskva 5 folding camera for about three years. It is a Soviet Union clone of the German Super-Ikonta rangefinder, which was a world-class camera in its day, but like most Communist rip-offs, the Moskva has a tarnished … Continue reading

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The Kodak 170 f/6.3 Anastigmat


KODAK’S 170mm (= 7ins) f6.3 Anastigmat lens seems to be a bit of a curiosity. At first I understood it to have been cannibalised from a 1920s or 30s Kodak Autographic 3A folder and pressed into service with my 1964 … Continue reading

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